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August 2018

New York State Fair Celebrates Second Annual Timber Sports and Forestry Experience Day September 2

Competitions, Demonstrations Highlight New York State’s Forestry Industry   The 2018 Great New York State Fair will celebrate its second annual Timber Sports and Forestry Experience Day with exhibitions, draft horses and professional lumberjack demonstrations. Held Sunday, September 2, the event will include fun-filled activities like speed climbing, pulp toss, log rolls,… Read more »

Winners of The 2018 Dairy Products Competition Announced Today at The Great New York State Fair

Annual State Fair Tradition Highlights World-Class Dairy Products in New York State North Country’s Great Lakes Cheese NYS Cheddar Named Grand Champion   The State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced the winners of the 2018 Dairy Products Competition in celebration of the 42nd annual Dairy Day at The… 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 »

Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of New Expo Center at The 2018 Great New York State Fair

Cuts Ribbon on Largest Indoor Events Space North of New York City Between Boston and Cleveland  Expo Center and Orange Parking Lot Renovation Lot Marks Completion of Phase 2 of Fairgrounds Revitalization Investments Complement "Central New York Rising" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy   Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today officially marked the… 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 »

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