Science and Industry Building to Host New Skilled Trades & Manufacturers Exhibit During The Great New York State Fair

Science and Industry Building to Host New Skilled Trades & Manufacturers Exhibit During The Great New York State Fair

You can pet a goat, eat your way through Restaurant Row, enjoy the Midway, and find your next career at the 2022 Great New York State Fair. Plus, employers have an opportunity to find their next star employees.

C&S Companies is partnering with the Fair to host a Skilled Trades & Manufacturers Exhibit in the Science & Industry Building. The exhibit, a showcase of the variety of careers that can be found within the skilled trades and manufacturing sectors, will include interactive, hands-on demonstrations showing fairgoers what it’s like to work in the fields of general, mechanical and electrical construction, as well as industrial process and manufacturing. The goal is two-fold: To attract job-seekers, and to serve as a recruitment tool for employers – granting them access to one of the largest audiences at any major event in the State of New York.

“We are thrilled to be able to play the role of a people-connector and bring prospective employees and employers together, and we’re grateful to C&S Companies for supporting this opportunity,” said interim Fair Director Sean Hennessey. “The Science & Industry Wing – a catalyst for energy – is the logical place to launch this exciting initiative.”

“There is a tremendous need for skilled tradespeople and technicians to join the companies that build the projects and manufacture the products that serve our communities. It’s great to see the New York State Fair showcasing these essential career opportunities and increasing the awareness of their importance through this interactive exhibit. We are very proud and excited to be a part of it.” said John Trimble, President & CEO of C&S Companies.

If you know of a trade company or manufacturer who is looking to beef up its fleet of employees – or has an enticing demonstration - the State Fair still has exhibitor space available. Prospective participants are encouraged to reach out to Geneanne Smith, Concessions and Exhibits Manager, at

The exhibit will be open during all 13 days of the 2022 Fair. The Fair begins Wednesday, August 24, and continues through Monday, September 5. The exhibit will be open Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. . On Labor Day, Monday, September 5, the exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. .

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment and is a key piece of the state’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism.

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. Audiences are encouraged to learn more about the Great New York State Fair online, and follow the fun on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Guests are invited to see photos from the Fair on Flickr and ideas are always welcome. New Yorkers are encouraged to send suggestions via email to