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Seventh annual Corning GlassFest

GlassFest, presented by Corning’s Gaffer District, is a four-day celebration of glass and the fire arts featuring glassmaking demonstrations, music entertainment, art vendors, shopping, food, and more.

GlassFest kicks off at 5:30 pm Thursday night with the Glass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and at the Amphitheater Hot Shop of The Corning Museum of Glass. Visitors can stay for an incredible 2300° featuring glassmaking demonstrations by William Gudenrath and music by cello rock band, Break of Reality.
Friday begins with outdoor Hot Glass Demos and the Finger Lakes Wine & Craft Beer Tasting throughout Corning’s Gaffer District. The night finishes with the Rock The Park concert in Riverfront Park.
Spend Saturday and Sunday wandering along Historic Market Street which is closed to car traffic and filled with fine and fired artists, and food vendors. There will be live glassblowing demos on the outdoor stage in Centerway Square, as well as music during Rock The Park on both days,  activities for the whole family, and Fireworks on Saturday night.
Visitors can ravel quickly and easily between both The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning’s Historic Market Street by taking the free shuttle between both destinations. Those feeling inspired to try their hand at glassmaking can stop into The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass. Make Your Own Glass vase, a special glassmaking project that’s only available during GlassFest Weekend. Bookings online at http://www.cmog.org/event/fifth-annual-corning-ny-glassfest

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