Latino Village at The Great New York State Fair to Expand Into a New Home

Latino Village Weekend

The Latino Village at the Great New York State Fair, a symbol of the Fair’s commitment to representing the many cultures of New York State, will move to a new home for 2019 and expand to four days. The festival of music, art, culture and food will take place on the Fair’s final four days, Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, near the Talent Showcase Stage. Organizers are seeking Latino-themed food vendors, exhibitors, performers and volunteers for the festival. They can be contacted here.

“The Indian, Pan-African and Latino Villages help us to show the diversity of our great state to all fairgoers. Hispanic and Latino people make up nearly one in every five New Yorkers and contribute wonderful things to our culture. We’re excited to see this celebration grow and prosper,” said Troy Waffner, Fair Director.

The village features regional and national musical talent in a variety of Latin music styles, vendors from the community selling authentic dishes and Latin-infused creations, arts and crafts vendors and exhibitors reaching out to the Latino community. It is a key part of the Fair’s effort to diversify its entertainment offerings, including booking diverse talent for its Chevy Court and Experience stages and adding ethnic food vendors throughout the Fairgrounds.

 

About the Great New York State Fair

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair is America’s third largest state fair. The Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment and is a key piece of Governor Cuomo’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. Fair attendance is up more than 40% since the beginning of more than $120 million in investments, with 1.27 million people attending the Fair in 2018. The 2019 Fair runs from August 21 to September 2. Information about the Fair can be found here.

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available here. Find the Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, on Snapchat at nysfair and enjoy photos from the Fair on Flickr. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.

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