Community and Family 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Corn Hill Arts Festival! We hope families join us in our Community area located off Adams Street, where you will find many free activities that inspire and delight kids of all ages!

Kid and dinosaur - Corn Hill Arts Festival

Fairy Houses Tour: (free)

The Fairy Houses Tour - Corn Hill Arts FestivalPlan on exploring the 3rd Annual Fairy Houses Tour, where you will see approximately 75 creatively designed and built houses built from all natural materials. Whimsical structures built with all natural materials by individuals, families, and teams are displayed here for your enjoyment.

After you tour the area, please vote for your favorite house in our “People’s Choice Award Contest” and meet the author of The “Fairy Houses Series” of books, 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.

Fairy House Corn Hill Arts Festival

Color Corn Hill Contest (free)

Color Corn Hill Contest

While you’re at the Community area, ESL will be hosting a coloring and chalk area for children to relax and take some time to create their own masterpiece. ESL’s volunteer Kindness Crew will be on hand to help out.

Sand Art:

Sand Art - Corn Hill Arts FestivalThe simple pleasures in life begin with sand and a little imagination. The kids love creating a souvenir by hand to take home and remember the day.

Bounce Houses:

Bounce Houses at the Corn Hill Arts Festival
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 choice of food from our many vendors.

Genesee Center for the Arts (free)

Genesee Center for the Arts - Corn Hill Arts Festival
Adults and kids will experience the use of traditional hand printing presses. Make a print to take home and learn about how these techniques are still used today.

Hochstein School of Music & Dance (free)

Learn about the variety of classes that the school offers. (free)

Our local “go to” web resource for families in Rochester. They will be on hand to share ideas and what’s coming up that’s fun for all!

Rochester & Genesee Valley Parent Magazine (free)

Stop by for summer guides and tips for families.

Rochester Fire Department “Smoke 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.

Surprise Me! (free)

The Corn Hill Arts Festival appreciates artistic talent in all forms. You never know who might show up to delight your imagination. Look for the “Typewriter Guy” this year. Give him a few thoughts and he’ll type a story just for you in 5 minutes!

Typewriter guy with crowd - Corn Hill Arts Festival