The Fair by the Numbers: Reflecting on The 2023 Great New York State Fair through Metrics, Milestones, and Memories

Just one week after vendors, exhibitors, animal owners, and The Midway operator packed up to go onto their next adventures, The Fairgrounds is ready to resume its role as a year-round destination as it welcomes the New York State Horse Society’s Annual Regional Horse Show, which steps into town tomorrow.… Read more »

Governor Hochul Recognizes Winners of The 2023 Dairy Products Competition

Annual Tradition Highlights World-Class Dairy Products in New York State Stewart’s Shops Honored with Gold for Best Fluid Milk, Upstate Farms Buffalo Earns Silver Ice Cream Offered as a Category for the First Time This Year, Stewart’s Brings Home Gold for Chocolate and Flavored Ice Cream, Mikey Dubb’s Frozen Custard Earns Gold… Read more »

Dairy Day Celebration at The Great New York State Fair Highlights New York’s Dairy Industry

New York’s Dairy Products and Industry on Display Through Several Special Events and Exhibits   The 2023 Great New York State Fair will hold its 46th annual Dairy Day celebration with a full slate of events and opportunities for fairgoers to enjoy New York’s high-quality dairy products and learn about the state’s… Read more »

CONCERT UPDATE: The Seven Wonders, Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, to Perform at The Great New York State Fair on Wednesday

Danielle Ponder’s Performance Canceled Due to Unforeseen Circumstances   The rumors are true: The Great New York State Fair will welcome The Seven Wonders, a Rochester-based band, to Chevy Court this week. The Fleetwood Mac tribute band will take the Chevy Court Stage at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30. The Seven Wonders… Read more »

New York’s Beef Farmers Celebrated at The Great New York State Fair’s Annual Beef Day, on August 29

The Great New York State Fair will celebrate New York State’s beef industry on Tuesday, August 29, with visitors encouraged to join in on several special activities planned for Beef Day. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to interact with producers of New York’s high-quality beef and to learn more about… Read more »

Maple Monday: Enjoy All Things Maple During Maple Day at The Great New York State Fair

Maple Experience Interactive Educational Exhibit and Sampling will be Located in Front of the Administration Building Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.   The Great New York State Fair is celebrating New York’s growing maple industry Monday, August 28, with the return of Maple Day at the Fair!  Maple Day is sponsored… Read more »

New York Voice of The Farmer Garden Opens at The Great New York State Fair

First Garden of its Kind in the Country Will Help Visitors Learn about Agriculture Spotlights New York Crops Grown and Produced in New York   The Farm Journal Foundation and the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets, with support from the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Foundation, today celebrated… Read more »

Agriculture Career Day at The Great New York State Fair Spotlights Opportunities In Agriculture

Career Challenge Scavenger Hunt Highlights Diversity and Value of Agriculture-Related Careers New York Agriculture in the Classroom, FFA, and Industry Members Help Demonstrate the Possibilities in Agriculture Participants Entered to Win a Nintendo Switch   The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and Department of Labor today announced that they are partnering… Read more »

Beyond The Food: 20 Free, Family-Friendly Ways To Enjoy The 2023 Great New York State Fair

Beyond The Food: 20 Free, Family-Friendly Ways To Enjoy The 2023 Great New York State Fair Exploring Entertainment, Agriculture, Education, Culture, And History At The Fair   Happy Opening Day! The Great New York State Fair holds many distinctions: Founded in 1841, it’s the oldest state fair in the country. Just last… Read more »

The Great New York State Fair to Showcase Taste NY Program During 10-Year Anniversary with Special New York State Tasting Yard Featuring Local Breweries

Taste NY Has Expanded Presence in a New Location in the Horticulture Building Taste NY Marketplace Features New York’s Grape Industry with Grape Day on Friday, September 1 New York's Flagship Eat Local, Drink Local Program Has Delivered Over $100 Million in Economic Impact Over its 10 Years Sand Sculpture to Honor… Read more »

Governor Hochul Appoints Sean Hennessey as Director of The Great New York State Fair

After Leading A Successful 2022 Fair As Interim Director, Sean Hennessey Will Continue to Spearhead Growth and Innovation in 2023 and Beyond   Governor Kathy Hochul today appointed Sean Hennessey as Director of The Great New York State Fair. After serving as Interim Director of a successful Fair in 2022, Hennessey’s move… Read more »

One Day Only: An Opportunity to Meet Micron and Learn About Memory at The Great New York State Fair

Micron to Introduce Interactive Pavilion at The Exposition Center on August 23 The Great New York State Fair is partnering with Micron Technology, the only U.S.-based manufacturer of memory, to introduce an educational, interactive space that will be accessible to fairgoers on Opening Day of The Fair. Micron’s space will be… Read more »

One Week Away: 35 Things To Know About The Great New York State Fair

It’s all there at the Fair! With the start of the New York State Fair now just one week away, the Press Office continues to field a variety of questions each day. We have logged 35 of our most popular inquiries below, and have sorted them according to six topics: … Read more »

Lady Houdini to Make Her Great New York State Fair Debut Joining a Riveting Roster of Free Shows and Strolling Entertainment

Fan Favorites Hilby, Bandaloni, Circus Hollywood and Sea Lion Splash Show Returning Find Your Favorite Activity on Special Entertainment Map Linked Here The escape artist who surpassed Harry Houdini’s record for completing the most Water Torture Cell escapes will perform the feat twice each day during the Great New York State Fair.… Read more »

Third Time Is The Charm: Bell Biv Devoe to Return to The Great New York State Fair

The multi-platinum group that’s best known for the smash hits “Poison” and “When Will I See You Smile Again” is coming back to play The Great New York State Fair. Bell Biv Devoe will bring their blend of R&B, hip hop, new jack swing, and what they call “pop feel… Read more »

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