24th Annual Harvest Festival in Downtown Corning
CORNING, N.Y.(WENY)-- If you had a chance to visit downtown Corning on Saturday between 12 PM and 6 PM, you might have noticed that Market street was blocked off and there was people lining the streets! The Gaffer District welcomed the fall season in a little early with their annual Harvest Festival.
"We started the Harvest Festival 24 years ago because we really like to have events that draw people to our downtown. Whether it's people that enjoy our events and our downtown year over year and week after week or new people discovering it for the first time," says Coleen Fabrizi, Executive Director of the Corning Gaffer District.
The festival is full of a lot of fun sites and activities, but one in particular stands out through out the day due to the theme of the festival. Some locals are asked to bring out some of their oldest tractors they own and their family comes a long with them to share the fun family history.
"It's really fun because everyone's always asking us questions about it and we get to answer some of them and so does our dad. How old it is! I like how the green has kind of rusted and it makes it look really cool and old," says the Tucker Sisters.
Activities throughout the day consisted of building scare crows, coloring pumpkin pictures, and just getting out and enjoying everything the gaffer district has to offer. The executive director told WENY News that one part of this day really makes it all of the time put in worth it.
"You know I maybe sound like a scripted here but honestly my very favorite part of this event and everyone of our events is watching the faces of young and old discover and enjoy every bit of it. It's really special," says Fabrizi.
The festival was a one day only event, but the Fabrizi told WENY News to keep an eye out for a lot of upcoming events starting in early October with the Gaffer District.