Area Activity Guide: 2019 Corn Hill Arts Festival

Kicking Off the Next 50 Years

This July 13th & 14th, the Corn Hill Arts Festival celebrates its 51st year. Over 325 artists and craftspeople will line the beautiful Corn Hill streets with a range of offerings, from food items and sauces to metal work and lawn art. In addition to the creativity on display, you’ll find four live entertainment stages, as well as food trucks set up throughout the neighborhood. Come experience a variety of activities for children, families, and adults!

Cool Stuff for Kids

Some of the free events for children and families include the 7th Annual Fairy House Tour and bounce houses, which are located close to the Main stage so that parents can relax and enjoy the music while kids expend some energy. Bristol Mountain Mobile Aerial Park will offer another low-cost option for getting kids moving and building confidence. Children ages 4-12 can enjoy climbing on 8 unique and exciting elements suspended six feet above the ground. Admission to the Mobile Arial Park costs $7 and includes a coupon for $7 off a future visit.

Other Family-Friendly Activities include:

  • Flower City Arts Center Lego Printmaking
  • Rochester Sioelen Club Game Play
  • Spin Art
  • RFD Fire Safety House
  • Roscoe, the Clown
  • Rochester Urban Sketchers
  • I Love New York’s Mobile Visitor Center

Beer, Wine, Cider & Spirits

Adult beverage enthusiasts will find new and old favorites at the Corn Hill Arts Festival’s Beer, Wine, Cider and Spirit Gardens. New for this year is the Michelob Ultra Gazebo Stage at Lunsford Circle, which will be filled with your favorite New York State wineries, cideries, and distilleries. Beer, wine and ciders will also be poured at the WellNow Urgent Care Main Stage/Food Court venue located off Adams Street. To skip the lines for tasting tickets, purchase a pre-paid tasting card online before you visit the festival.

Essential Details

The 2019 Corn Hill Arts Festival takes place on Saturday, July 13th, from 10 am – 6 pm, and on Sunday, July 14th, from 10 am to 5 pm. The setting is nine tree-lined streets in the Corn Hill district — one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Rochester and a showplace of historic architecture, manicured streets, and inviting parks. It is located on the banks of the Genesee River just a few blocks from the city’s business district.