Community and Family 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Corn Hill Arts Festival! We hope families join us in our Community area located off Adams Street, where you will find many free & low cost activities that inspire and delight kids of all ages!

4th Annual Fairy Houses Tour: (Free)

CHAF 2016 Fairy Houses

Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring the 4th Annual Fairy Houses Tour, where you will see approximately 65 creatively designed and built houses built from all natural materials. Fairy Houses are whimsical structures built with all natural materials by individuals, families, and teams. Vote for your favorite in our “People’s Choice Award” contest.

The Tour is inspired by the “Fairy Houses Series” of books by Tracy Kane. Tracy is responsible for re-igniting the Fairy House movement in the United States. Her goal is to get children and adults alike out into nature, exploring and experiencing its wonders. You can enter to build your own Fairy House for the Tour at

We’ll have a Fairy on hand to grant wishes and interact with the kids!



CHAF 2016 Fairy Houses

Here’s an example of a Fairy House Spa from 2015!

Bristol Mountain Mobile Aerial Park ($5/Receive a $5 Coupon for a future visit)

New to Corn Hill this year! Children ages 4-12 will enjoy climbing on 8 unique and exciting elements that are 6ft. off the ground.

CHAF Mobile Aerial Park

Safety harnesses keep the kids safe!

Spin Art

CHAF Spin ArtThe simple pleasures in life begin with paint and a little imagination. Kids and adults love creating a souvenir by hand to take home and remember the day.

Bounce Houses

When it’s time to expend some energy bounce houses provide the perfect outlet! Kids can have fun being kids and parents can relax, listen to music from the adjacent Main Stage and enjoy a variety of foods from our many vendors which include Food Trucks.
CHAF Bounce Houses

Chalk Art (Free)

Chloe Smith will be nearby delighting visitors with her amazing chalk art.

CHAF Chalk Art

Here’s a photo from her 2015 sea turtle!

Clowning Around (Free)

Kids are delighted with animals and fun items made from balloons!
CHAF Clowning Around

City of Rochester Fire Safety House (Free)

Stop by this mobile classroom that has child sized rooms featuring real life “safety hazards” that allow kids to safely experience the sights, sounds and dangers associated with fire in the home.They learn essential safety tips and have fun while doing it!
City of Rochester Fire Safety House

The Typewriter Guy (10¢)

The Typewriter GuyMeet Karl Sparks, aka “The Typewriter Guy” and get a creative story written while you wait on a typewriter. He’s a favorite at Corn Hill delighting our visitors with his imagination. You can listen to him on Audio Theater at

Hochstein School of Music & Dance (Free)

Try out an instrument and make some music with the engaging staff from Hochstein!
Hochstein School

Genesee Center for the Arts (Free)

Adults and kids will experience the use of traditional hand printing presses. Make your own print to take home and learn about how these techniques are still used today. Learn about the variety of classes that the school offers.
Genesee Center for the Arts

1st Annual Car Show (Free)

Co-sponsored by The Finger Lakes Classic Car Club and Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, the show will feature 25 beautifully restored classic cars. Vote for your favorite in our “People’s Choice Award” contest!
CHAF First Annual Car Show

Car-show-2 (Free)

CHAF Kids Out and About