July 2019

The Great New York State Fair’s Funkfest to Expand with New World Beat Event

FunkFest is returning to the Great New York State Fair’s Experience Stage for 2019 with performances from national recording artists, along with a new second day of performances of music from around the world, called World Beat. The festival will take place at the Experience Stage, located on the western… Read more »

The Great New York State Fair’s Latino Village Weekend Expands Into New Home

The weekend just got longer, at least when it comes to the Great New York State Fair’s Latino Village Weekend. The annual event, in its third year, will expand to four days and move to a new home in front of the Youth Building. The move will allow organizers to… Read more »

State Fair Offers a Super(Hero) of a Deal: A Special Comic Book and Fair Admission for a Bargain Price

The Great New York State Fair is celebrating its new Comic Con Day with a super deal: Buy a Spider-Man comic with a special State Fair cover for $10 and get Fair admission for free. The cover of the Spider-Man comic shows the web-slinging superhero swinging over the heads of… Read more »

State Fair Food 2019: Fried Specialties’ “Sudden Death” Joins Its Roster of Wild Deep-Fried Sandwiches

From the people who brought you The Defibrillator, it’s The Sudden Death. Great New York State Fair veteran food vendor Fried Specialties continues its assault on heart health with its newest creation. The Sudden Death is two hamburgers, stuffed with macaroni and cheese, pork belly and jalapenos. The whole thing… Read more »

Fan-tastic, Fun-tastic & Fact-tastic Stats

A big bodacious block party! An all-you-can-eat feast! A music loving, high-fiving, stage diving extravaganza! The Great New York State Fair is all of those things, but it’s also so much more. With more attendees than entire states and more fans than the biggest music festivals, the Fair is overflowing… Read more »

Parking Improvements for The 2019 Great New York State Fair Include Large New Lot Along Willis Ave.

More Spaces to be Added in High Performing Lots, While Less Utilized Lots Will Be Consolidated or Closed   The Great New York State Fair will begin using a large parking lot near the Main Gate and expand the spaces available in some of its highest-use lots as efforts continue to improve… Read more »

Women’s Day at The Great New York State Fair Celebrates a Century of Women’s Suffrage

New This Year: $1 Admission for All Women on August 28   The 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote, is the theme of Women’s Day at the 2019 Great New York State Fair on Wednesday, August 28. Admission on Women’s Day… Read more »

Voting Underway to Pick 13 National Anthem Singers For The 2019 Great New York State Fair

Judges Narrow Entrants to 20 Finalists From Across New York and Three Other States   Online voting has begun to find the 13 performers who will sing the national anthem at the 2019 Great New York State Fair. Judges reviewed video submissions from applicants to narrow the list to 20 semi-finalists. People… Read more »

Daniella’s Steakhouse to Transform The Fairgrounds’ Empire Room Into Year-Round Catering and Events Facility

Daniella’s Steakhouse, a Syracuse and State Fair institution, has won the bid to operate the Fairgrounds’ Empire Room restaurant. The restaurant will open in time to host a private banquet during the Syracuse Nationals next week and will operate with a limited bistro menu during the Fair as it ramps… Read more »

State Fair Food 2019: International Building to Be Renamed “The Eatery”

Five New Vendors Broaden Tasty Offerings   Say hello to The Eatery. The International Building, the Fair’s indoor food court, is getting a new name as a result of discussions between the Great New York State Fair and the building’s vendors. The building will also welcome five new vendors as the menu… Read more »

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