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August 2019

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 »

On The Midway: New Ride, The Frisbee, Offers Big Thrills

Six new rides join the Wade Shows Midway at the 2019 Great New York State Fair, offering everything from fun for kids to excitement for thrill-seekers. The biggest of those new rides is The Frisbee, which seats riders around a circle. As they swing back and forth on a long… Read more »

New Family Movie Nights Bring Family-Oriented Fun to The Expo Center at The Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair’s Expo Center will host seven evenings of big screen movie entertainment. The new Family Movie Nights feature kid-friendly films that the entire family can enjoy. Movies will be shown on the Fair’s 55-foot inflatable screen, provided by FunFlicks of Central, Western and Northern New… Read more »

FEATURE: Baker’s Chicken Coop, The State Fair Home of Famous “Cornell Barbecued Chicken,” Turns 70

In 1999, President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton toured the Great New York State Fair. They stopped at one of the Fair’s food stands and were presented with a basket of New York apples. “These apples look good,” said the President. “But where’s the chicken?” Even the leader… Read more »

New Trolley Enhances Options for Getting from One End of the 2019 Great New York State Fair to the Other

The new Broadway Bubble Express might be the most fun way to get across a large portion of the 2019 Great New York State Fair. The trackless trains will travel the length of the Fair’s main street, Broadway, to give fairgoers an inexpensive and fun way to get off their… Read more »

Celebrate New York’s Dairy Industry at The Great New York State Fair’s 43rd Annual Dairy Day, August 29

New York’s Dairy Products and Industry on Display   The 2019 Great New York State Fair will celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Dairy Day on Thursday, August 29, with a full day of activities to educate guests about the State’s largest agricultural sector and recognize New York’s leading dairy processors. State Agriculture Commissioner… Read more »

2019 Chevy Court Concert Guide

Music is in the air this year at The Great New York State Fair, and boy, what a lineup there is. Between head-banging rock, stomp-and-clap country, rising stars and legends you love growing old with, Chevy Court will have it all. The concert series runs August 21-September 2, with two… Read more »

It’s Yuletide In The Summertime at The Great New York State Fair’s New “Christmas In August” Event

Full Day of Events Include a Visit with Santa, Live Reindeer, Christmas Movies, a Santalympics Competition and More   Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? It may be hard to hear them over the din of the Great New York State Fair, but Santa and his reindeer are going to jingle all… Read more »

Paddleboard Yoga Comes to The Great New York State Fair

Yoga. Paddleboards. The Great New York State Fair. Three things that will come together for the very first time at the 2019 Fair, as Standup Paddleboard Yoga (SUP Yoga) joins the Fair’s roster of special events. Mike Calogero, founder of 315 Yoga and a veteran SUP Yoga instructor, will lead… Read more »

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