June 2018

Deadlines Approaching for Competition Entries at The Great New York State Fair

The first wave of deadlines is approaching for some of the more than 70 competitions that take place during the 2018 Great New York State Fair.  July 2 is the deadline for all entries in the Arts & Home Center categories, including arts and crafts, culinary, fine arts, photography, bucket… Read more »

NYS Fair Teen Sheep Showman Earns His Chops

“Sheep are like family to me,” says 13-year-old Mark Tommell, whose family has been farming for many generations. See what it’s like for Mark when he shows sheep at The Great New York State Fair. https://youtu.be/HoTGqiu4CDY If you want to see Mark and his fellow sheep superstars in action—plus a lot more!—buy… Read more »

5 Surprising Facts About Animals at the Fair

Everyone knows the Fair is great place to see animals big and small. But just how many animals are there? How are they cared for? And where exactly do they go to the bathroom? We’re revealing these facts and more as we share five surprises about animals at The Great… Read more »

Concord Grapes Class Added To The New York State Fair Culinary Competition

New Competition Supports State’s Effort to Boost Concord Grape Industry in New York State   The Jam and Jelly competition at The Great New York State Fair’s 2018 Culinary Competition will feature a new class dedicated to New York State-grown Concord grapes, Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner announced today. The competition, sponsored… Read more »

Two-Day Job Fair Offers Opportunity for Temporary Jobs at The Great New York State Fair

A Few Hundred Positions Available for Qualified Applicants   The Great New York State Fair will hold a Job Fair Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 to fill temporary positions for the 2018 Fair.  The event will be held in the Science and Industry Building on the Fairgrounds 2:00 pm -… Read more »

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