BestFest NYS: New Date, New Name for New Fall Season Festival In The New York State Fairgrounds’ Exposition Center

BestFest NYS is the new name of the fall season festival scheduled for the New York State Fairgrounds’ new Exposition Center. The event, previously called the Taste NY Fall Festival, also has a new date: Friday and Saturday, November 2-3. The festival itself is unchanged. It will feature many of the… Read more »

CNY Fall Boat Show Moves to The New Exposition Center at The New York State Fairgrounds

First Major Event Outside the 13-Day Fair to Use New Events Facility  New Added Space Allows Oldest and Largest Fall Boat Show in New York to Expand Expo Center Complements "Central New York Rising" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy   The CNY Fall Boat Show will be… Read more »

Hockey’s Hanson Brothers to Meet Fans, Attend Screening of Hockey’s Most Famous Movie, “Slap Shot”

The Hanson Brothers may be the most famous fictional hockey players in the history of the game. They were the trio of enforcers brought in to help the Charlestown Chiefs semi-pro hockey team in the 1976 movie “Slap Shot,” which starred Paul Newman. Scenes for the film were shot in… Read more »

The 2018 Great New York State Fair to Extend Senior Days Due to High Heat and Humidity

Third Day, Thursday, August 30, 2018 Allows Seniors to Enjoy the Fair on a Cooler Day   With the heat index predicted to head towards 100 early this week, the 2018 Great New York State Fair will extend its annual Senior Days to a third day of free attendance for adults age… Read more »

ADVISORY: Dickey Betts Cancels State Fair Appearance Due to Illness

Guitarist Dickey Betts has cancelled his appearance at the 2018 Great New York State Fair and the remaining dates on his current tour due to illness, according to his tour management. The Fair is attempting to replace the show, which was scheduled for Tuesday, August 28 at 8 p.m. “I… Read more »

NYS Animal Shelters to Host “Adopt A Pet Day” at The Great New York State Fair

First-Ever Dog and Cat Adoption Day Gives Fairgoers a Chance to Bring Home a New Furry Friend  New Owners Receive a Free Dog Collar Featuring the New York State Fair Logo   More than two dozen dogs and cats looking for their new forever home will be at the Great New York State… Read more »

Agriculture Career Day at The Great New York State Fair Spotlights Opportunities In Agriculture

Career Challenge and Interactive Exhibit Highlight Diversity and Value of Agriculture-Related Careers NY Agriculture in the Classroom, Future Farmers of America Students and Industry Members Help Demonstrate the Possibilities in Agriculture Participants Entered to Win Free iPads   The New York State Department of Labor (DOL) and the State Department of Agriculture and Markets… Read more »

Opening Day at The Expo Center: Exhibition Hockey, Meet-and-Greet with Pro Hockey Stars, Free Open Skating

Thirteen days of programming unlike any ever seen in the long history of the Great New York State Fair begins tomorrow with professional hockey players and some youngsters who would like to be professionals someday. At 1 p.m., the Juniors teams of the Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders will play… Read more »

New York State Announces More Parking and Additional Options Improve Access to The 2018 Great New York State Fair

Paving of Fair’s Largest Parking Lot, Expanded Park-N-Ride Lot Options Add Thousands of Parking Spaces NYS DOT Provides Real-Time Traffic Information and Parking Conditions, Encourages Fairgoers to Use 511NY   New York State announced today that getting to the 2018 Great New York State Fair will be easier than ever as a result… Read more »

The Great New York State Fair and Chevrolet Announce New Sponsorship Agreement

The Great New York State Fair and Chevrolet today announce a three-year, $525,000 sponsorship agreement with the Fair. The agreement involves rebranding the Fair’s two main music stages into a single festival. The new Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court and the Experience Stage creates a festival involving more than… Read more »

Fair Fans Make It Official: The Heart Attack Is The Craziest New Food of The 2018 Great New York State Fair

Fried Specialties’ Wild Creation is Chosen Winner of Fair’s New “Fantastic Food” Contest   How does a deep fried hot dog creation topped with a piece of chocolate sound to you? To a majority of the people who voted in the Fair’s recent Fantastic Food competition, it sounded, well, fantastic.  The Fair’s… Read more »

Celebrate New York’s Dairy Industry at The Great New York State Fair’s 42nd Annual Dairy Day, August 30

Drawing for Taste NY Gift Baskets for Participants in Dairy Day Trivia Game Famous Butter Sculpture Hits Half-Century Mark With 800-Pound Carving   The 2018 Great New York State Fair will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Dairy Day with new events and opportunities for fairgoers to enjoy high-quality dairy products. Held Thursday, August… Read more »

2018 Great New York State Fair Offers Fairgoers a Ride High Into The Sky for Free on Observation Tower Ride

Wade Shows Midway to Feature Two of the Three Largest Traveling Roller Coasters in America   For the first time, the Great New York State Fair will offer a free Midway ride to its patrons. The Observation Tower, which offers riders a gentle, rotating rise to its full, seven story height, will… Read more »

Learn More About New York’s Beef Farmers at The Great New York State Fairs’ Annual Beef Day, Tuesday, August 28

Fairgoers Encouraged to Tour the Beef Barn and Learn More about this Important Industry for New York State Agriculture   Special Events Taking Place Throughout the Day to Promote and Celebrate New York’s Beef Industry   The Great New York State Fair is encouraging fairgoers to celebrate the beef industry in New York State… Read more »

ADVISORY: Time Change for All Time Low Concert

The concert by All Time Low, originally set for 8 p.m. Thursday, August 23 on the Experience Stage in the New York Experience festival grounds has been moved back to a 6 p.m. start time the same day. Scars & Stripes will switch places with All Time Low, starting at… Read more »

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