One of Rochester’s oldest and best known festivals gets underway this weekend. The Corn Hill Arts Festival is in its 46th year, and it usually attracts upwards of 125,000 people over the two days.
Held in an historic Rochester neighborhood, the festival features nearly 400 artists and crafts people as well as nearly two dozen musical acts.
Festival Chair Jeff Holdsworth says music is an important part of this event.
“We want to have great art, both performing and produced art so it’s a little bit of everything for everybody.”
Musical acts include well known Zydeco performer C.J. Chenier who will be playing on Sunday afternoon.
The festival runs on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Funds raised during the Corn Hill Arts Festival through sponsorships, vendors, and exhibitors are used by the Neighbors Association for community improvement.