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2020

Statement from New York State Fair Director Troy Waffner

Today, Governor Cuomo announced that the 2020 Great New York State Fair would be canceled to ensure the health and safety of New Yorkers and all fairgoers. This is the second time in the Fair’s long history that it has been necessary to cancel the State Fair: the first was… Read more »

REO Speedwagon to Rock Chevy Court at The Great New York State Fair

Arena rock superstars REO Speedwagon return to the Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival with an 8 p.m. show Wednesday, August 26 on Chevy Court. The band behind classic hits such as “Ridin’ The Storm Out,” “Keep On Loving You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling” will make its… Read more »

The Oak Ridge Boys Return to Chevy Court at The Great New York State Fair

The Oak Ridge Boys, whose distinctive harmonies and upbeat songs have taken them all the way to the top of the charts and to the Country Music Hall of Fame, return to Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair Tuesday, September 1 at 2 p.m. as part of… Read more »

The Great New York State Fair Lowers Admission Prices for Expanded 2020 Fair

Online Flash Sale Thursday Offers Admission for $2 Announcement Complements “CNY Rising” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy   The Great New York State Fair will be more affordable than ever in 2020 as admission tickets will cost $3 when purchased online and $5 at the gate, the lowest… Read more »

Dropkick Murphys Return to The Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court Stage

It’s becoming a tradition: Dropkick Murphys return to the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court for the third straight year when they bring their exuberant Celtic-influenced punk rock to the stage for a show at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 30. The concert is free with admission to the Fair. “In 2018,… Read more »

Hard Rockers Great White and Vixen Share The Spotlight at The Great New York State Fair’s Experience Stage

It will be a night of raw power when 80s hair metal groups Great White and Vixen share the Experience Stage at the Great New York State Fair Saturday, August 29 beginning at 7 p.m. as part of the Chevrolet Music Festival. The performance is free and takes place on… Read more »

Hall of Famers Joan Jett and The Blackhearts to Headline the Final Chevy Court Show of The 2020 Great New York State Fair

Rock icon Joan Jett and her band The Blackhearts will provide the final performance of the Chevrolet Music Festival with a 6 p.m. show Labor Day, September 7, on the Chevy Court stage of the 2020 Great New York State Fair. The concert is one of nearly four dozen free… Read more »

Winter Fair Returns with New Outdoor Fireworks Show and All The Music, Food and Fun of The Fair Under One Roof

The second edition of Winter Fair opens February 7 in the Exposition Center at the New York State Fairgrounds, featuring all the fun of the State Fair, but indoors. Winter Fair, featuring rides and games, food, music and more, begins at 2 p.m. Friday and runs through 6 p.m. Sunday.… Read more »

Grammy-Winning Pop Star Sheena Easton to Perform Free Concert at The Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court Stage

Sheena Easton, the singer whose songs and collaborations with artists such as Prince dominated top 40 radio in the 1980s, will perform as part of the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court during the 2020 Great New York State Fair. Easton will perform on Wednesday, September 2 at 2 p.m.… Read more »

Concession Contract at The New York State Fairgrounds’ Exposition Center Awarded to Veteran Concessions Company

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has awarded the contract to operate year-round concessions in the Exposition Center at the New York State Fairgrounds to Paradise Companies of NY, LLC. The contract covers five years and requires Paradise to buy certain products grown or manufactured in New… Read more »

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