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51st Corn Hill Festival this weekend

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Around 125,000 people are expected to attend the 51st annual Corn Hill Arts Festival, which runs Saturday and Sunday in the historic Corn Hill Neighborhood.

Festival Spokesperson Elaine Lennox, says there will plenty of artists at the festival.

“360 artists, they're original artists, they're coming from 28 states, including Canada,” she said. “They'll be spread out on nine streets in Rochester's first residential neighborhood.”

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Lennox notes that the original purpose of the festival is to acquaint people with original art; the festival doesn’t allow vendors to sell something that was bought elsewhere. Lennox says in addition to all the artisans, there are four stages packed with free musical performances, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and a family-fun area.

There will be five downtown parking lots that will have shuttles to and from the festival.