Four Days Post Fair, Friday Finale Recap Highlights Experiences & Memories Through Fun Fair Statistics

The Midway is being packed away, the Fairgrounds are being cleaned up, and we’re reading through feedback provided by fairgoers to help inform possible future changes and improvements. As we wrap up the 2022 Fair season and look ahead to next year, the Department of Agriculture and Markets and the State Fair division want to thank the 888,110 patrons who passed through the gates, and recognize the work of state… Read More »

Winners of The 2022 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 Stewart’s Honored with Gold for Best Fluid Milk, Dygert Farms Creamery Earns Silver Cabot Creamery Cooperative Named Grand Champion for its Horseradish Cheddar   New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced the winners of the 2022 Dairy Products Competition in celebration of Dairy Day at The Great New York State Fair. Stewart’s was honored with gold… Read More »

Dairy Day Celebration Highlights Dairy Pride Tomorrow, Thursday, September 1

New In 2022: See What You’d Look Like as a Butter Sculpture!   The 2022 Great New York State Fair will hold its 45th annual Dairy Day celebration tomorrow, Thursday, September 1 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 largest agricultural sector. Plus, new this year, there’s a new interactive way for fairgoers to show off… Read More »

The Great New York State Fair Recognizes New York’s Beef Farmers During Beef Day, Tuesday, August 30

Annual Celebration Features Contests, Interactive Activities, and Shows The Great New York State Fair will celebrate the beef industry in New York State with fairgoers encouraged to join in on the special activities planned for Beef Day, Tuesday, August 30. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to interact with producers of New York’s high-quality beef and to learn more about this important part of New York’s agricultural industry. Events being held throughout… Read More »

Governor Hochul Breaks Ground on $34.7 Million Project to Upgrade Agricultural Facilities at The New York State Fairgrounds

Project Includes New State-of-the-Art Greenhouse to Promote New York Agriculture  New Barns, Concession Stand To Be Built To Continue Upgrades of the State's Largest Festival Groundbreaking Comes at the Start of the 2022 Great New York State Fair, Marking the Fair's Full Return Highlights Partnerships To Drive Agricultural and Economic Development at County Fairs Across the State National 4-H Council Honors Governor Hochul with 4-H Distinguished Alumni Medallion    Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the… Read More »

The Many Cultures of New York State Will Be on Display at The 2022 Great New York State Fair This Week

New York State’s status as the nation’s melting pot of world cultures is reflected in the 2022 Great New York State Fair’s programming and entertainment offerings, with culture, food, and merchandise from around the globe on display throughout the grounds. State Fair interim Director Sean Hennessey said, “The Fair is dedicated to making sure that every fairgoer can see themselves and their culture reflected here. This Fair is for all New… Read More »

10th Mountain Division Rock Band and Rising Syracuse Pop Band Among Regional Groups to Appear on the Big Stages at The Great New York State Fair

The 10th Mountain Division’s rock band, Avalanche, and fast-rising indie pop band NONEWFRIENDS are among several regional performers chosen to perform on the biggest stages at the 2022 Great New York State Fair. They join roots and blues outfit The Ripcords, rockers The Jess Novak Band, classic rock cover band Infinity, veteran country/rock group Tink Bennett & Tailor Made and rock outfit Tionesta in rounding out the lineup on the Fair’s… Read More »

Milk Bar Taps Open In Four Days to Pour Perfectly Chilled Tradition and Highlight Future Student Leaders

Cornell Cooperative Extension to Operate Milk Bar, Featuring 4-H and FFA Student Volunteers from Around New York State Strawberry Milk to Return for the Fair’s Final Weekend   Keeping with tradition, fairgoers will enjoy perfectly chilled cups of $.25 cent milk, when the New York State Fair kicks off later this week. The New York State Milk Bar Operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension will serve White and Chocolate Milk, from Upstate Farms, on… Read More »

Discover a New Favorite Local Food or Craft Beverage: Taste NY Products are Back at The 2022 Great New York State Fair

100+ Homegrown and Homemade Products to be Showcased in the Horticulture Building   When the Great New York State Fair opens in five days, Taste NY will provide fairgoers with ample opportunities to buy and sample—for free—some of the best homegrown and homemade New York food and beverage products from across the State. This year’s Taste NY Pop-up Market, located in the back of the Horticulture Building, will showcase and sell… Read More »

Noah Thompson to Perform at The Great New York State Fair Three Months after Winning American Idol

New Yorkers voted for him to win American Idol in May, and now - three months later - they can cheer him on as he performs at the Great New York State Fair. Up-and-coming country music star Noah Thompson will play at Chevy Court at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, September 4. Thompson, a Kentucky native, won the 20th Season of American Idol with 16 million votes on May 22. Throughout the season,… Read More »

The Prodigals Join Great New York Fair’s Concert Line-Up with Celtic Rock and Irish Punk Music

The Prodigals, an American Irish Punk band, will bring Celtic melodies and rock rhythms to the Great New York State Fair on Thursday, August 25. They’re set to rock the Chevy Court Stage at 1:00 p.m. The Prodigals released their 10th album earlier this year. Based in New York City, they’re a staple act on Fridays and Saturdays at Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar – the only all-draft Guiness Bar in the… Read More »

One Week Away: 25 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 hundreds of questions each day. We have logged our 25 most popular inquiries below, and have sorted them according to five topics: What’s New? Admission Parking, Transportation & Accessibility Midway & Entertainment General Policy   What’s New? Q: What’s new at The Fair this year? The Great New… Read More »

Soulful New York City Group Lawrence to Make Its Great New York State Fair Debut

Soul-pop band Lawrence will make its Great New York State Fair debut Sunday, August 28 at 2 p.m. on the Chevy Park stage in the New York Experience festival grounds. The eight-piece New York City band is fronted by siblings Clyde and Gracie Lawrence. New Yorkers may recognize their recent hit, “Don’t Lose Sight,” from performances on Jimmy Kimmel’s and Stephen Colbert’s late-night comedy shows as well as at the Coachella… Read More »

“Blame It On The Boogie,” The Jacksons are Coming to The Great New York State Fair

Fairgoers are invited to “Shake Their Body (Down to the Ground)” and “Blame it on the Boogie” on Saturday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m. That’s when The Jacksons—brothers Jackie, Tito, and Marlon—will take the Chevy Court Stage and play through a repertoire of their hits. The Jacksons, originally known as the Jackson 5 featuring brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael, are in elite company, having achieved “pop royalty” status. It… Read More »

Revived World of Horses Exhibit Provides Up-Close View Into The Lives of Horses and Handlers

Fairgoers will have a chance to learn about the lives and needs of horses at the newly revived World of Horses exhibit during the 2022 Great New York State Fair, with opportunities to see these majestic animals up close. In cooperation with SaddleUpNY!, World of Horses will provide training and education to fairgoers, spanning everything from how to keep a horse as a pet, to the knowledge needed for competitions,… Read More »

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