New Events In 2022 Fuel Growth of New York State Fairgrounds’ Year-Round Business

At least 10 new public events and festivals will come to Upstate New York’s home of great events, the New York State Fairgrounds, in the first half of 2022 as the special events industry stages a robust economic rebound. In all, more than 50 public events are tentatively scheduled to… Read more »

The Great New York State Fair to Ban Open Outdoor Smoking In 2022, Creating Designated Areas For Smokers

The Great New York State Fair will ban smoking on nearly the entire Fairgrounds for the 2022 Fair, creating small, designated outdoor smoking areas to increase the comfort of fairgoers. Smoking is already prohibited by law inside Fairgrounds’ buildings and by policy at the Fair’s Chevy Court and Chevy Park… Read more »

Art of Rap Featuring Ice-T is the First Concert Announced for the 2022 Great New York State Fair

Art of Rap Featuring Ice-T and co-founder Mick Benzo is the first concert to be announced for the 2022 Great New York State Fair. Rap pioneer and actor Ice-T will bring Host Boogie Black and DJ Kevie Kev Rockwell with Co-Host by Mick Benzo to the show, scheduled for 8… Read more »

Governor Hochul Announces The Great New York State Fair to Provide Enhanced Experience and Greater Coordination Among County Fairs In 2022

Will Return to 13-Day Run Next Year to Support Increased Participation by Fairgoers, Vendors, and Exhibitors Governor Directs Review of Opportunities to Improve Youth and Agricultural Programming; Marketing and Promotion for County Fairs; and State Fair's Smoking Policy   Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the Great New York State Fair will return in… Read more »

The Final Stretch of The 2021 Great New York State Fair Delivers Puerto Rican Garbage Plates, Rock-N-Roll, Roosters, The Six-Horse Hitch, and Funk

It’s not over until the final fried meal is served with a cup of strawberry milk! The 2021 Great New York State Fair is heading into the long holiday weekend with much to do, including the arrival of the Latino Village, an all-Spanish show on Chevy Court, JAMS Funk Fest,… Read more »

Great Music and New Desserts Take The Latino Village to the Next Level at The 2021 New York State Fair

One of the most heartfelt moments of the 2021 Great New York State Fair will play out at Latino Village, when a Hurricane Maria survivor performs with the bandmate who helped him build a new life in Syracuse.  Latino Village, a festival of music, art, and food celebrating the many… Read more »

The Great New York State Fair Recognizes New York’s Beef Farmers on Beef Day, Tuesday, August 31

Fairgoers Encouraged to Tour the Beef Barn and Learn More About This Important Industry for New York Agriculture Special Activities Will Promote and Celebrate New York’s Beef Industry and Pay Tribute to Hardworking Beef Producers in NYS  The Great New York State Fair will celebrate the beef industry in New York… Read more »

Get On Your Feet and Dance All Day at The Great New York State Fair’s Inaugural DJ Festival Featuring More Than a Dozen Performers

A Diverse Lineup Includes Top 40, EDM, Latin, Hip Hop, R&B, and Reggae Music on August 29   Follow the beat to the Talent Showcase Stage on Sunday, August 29 when the first-ever DJ Festival arrives at the 2021 Great New York State Fair. Hosts DJ Bella J and Travis Blunt will… Read more »

Park Your Appetite In Chevy Court when Food Trucks Serve $3 Samples at The 2021 Great New York State Fair

Fire up the engine and the grill for some pork or turkey sliders, lobster mac and cheese, and sour cream cherry ice cream at the 2021 Great New York State Fair. Ten food trucks will line up along Chevy Court to tickle the taste buds of fairgoers from 11 a.m.… Read more »

Winners of The 2021 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  Upstate Farms Honored with Gold for Best Fluid Milk, Stewart’s Earns Silver  Old Chatham Creamery Named Grand Champion for its Camembert Cheese New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced the winners of the 2021… Read more »

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