2019

Winter Fair Returns to The State Fairgrounds’ Expo Center In February 2020

Winter Fair will bring back the fun of a fair indoors for a second year in the Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds. More than 25,000 people attended the inaugural event last year, which returns February 7 to 9, 2020 with a throwback to the end-of-summer State Fair… Read more »

Governor Cuomo Announces The Great New York State Fair Breaks Its Daily All-Time Attendance Record

147,749 Fairgoers Attended, Breaking Last Year's Record of 134,115  Fairgrounds Investments Complement Region's Comprehensive 'Central New York Rising' Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the Great New York State Fair broke the highest single-day attendance record in its long history today, Saturday, August 31,… Read more »

Syracuse University Football Game at Liberty University to be Shown on Big Screen at The Great New York State Fair

Syracuse University’s season-opening football game against Liberty University will be shown free of charge on the 55-foot big screen in the Exposition Center at 6 p.m. Saturday. The game will not be shown on broadcast or cable TV. Saturday, August 31 is Orange Day at the Fair and fairgoers are… Read more »

State Fair and Centro Announce Additional Transportation Efforts for Fair’s Final Weekend, 2020 Fair

Centro will add 12 buses to its fleet beginning today to provide service during what are  historically the busiest days of the Great New York State Fair. The buses are being provided by the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority. Centro will also bring in drivers from its Utica operation and… Read more »

Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball Announces Winners of The 2019 Dairy Products Competition at The Great New York State Fair

Annual State Fair Tradition Highlights World-Class Dairy Products in New York State  Yancey’s Fancy Chastinet Cheese Named Grand Champion Announces Expansion of New York’s PRO-DAIRY Program to Assist New York’s Dairy Farmers   Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced the winners of the 2019 Dairy Products Competition in celebration of the 43rd annual… Read more »

Juice WRLD to Perform at Chevy Court During The 2019 Great New York State Fair

Rising artist Juice WRLD, whose hit “Lucid Dreams” hit the top of the hip hop and pop charts and launched his career, will perform at 2 p.m. Friday, August 30 on Chevy Court as part of the Chevrolet Music Festival. “We had asked about Juice earlier this year, so when we… Read more »

State Fair to Make New Willis Ave. Parking Lot Free of Charge for Remainder of The Fair

The new Willis Ave. parking lot adjacent to the Great New York State Fair will be free of charge for the remainder of the Fair, Fair Director Troy Waffner announced today. The Fair is waiving the $5 parking fee to help fairgoers get used to using the lot, which is… Read more »

Governor Cuomo Kicks Off 172nd Great New York State Fair

Announces Five-Year "GreenFair" Plan to Increase Recycling, End Use of Some Plastics, and Make the Fairgrounds Energy-Independent by 2024  Announces New Gate 10 and Next Phase of Access Improvement Projects for the Fair Renderings for GreenFair and Gate 10 Available Here   Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today kicked off the 172nd Great New… Read more »

The Great New York State Fair Recognizes New York’s Beef Farmers at Annual Beef Day, Tuesday, August 27

Fairgoers Encouraged to Tour the Beef Barn and Learn More about this Important Industry for New York State Agriculture Special Events Will Promote and Celebrate New York’s Beef Industry   The Great New York State Fair will celebrate the beef industry in New York State and fairgoers are encouraged to join in on… Read more »

Taste NY Marketplace and Taste NY Market Return to The 2019 Great New York State Fair

Nearly 150 New York Vendors Will Be Sampling and Selling New York Products   The Taste NY Marketplace and Taste NY Market will be back at the Great New York State Fair for the 2019 season, bringing a taste of some of the best homegrown and homemade New York maple, dairy… Read more »

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