Types of Events

Events of all kinds, from XS to XXL.

Your next event here.

The New York State Fairgrounds is pleased to accommodate shows and events of all kinds and sizes.

  • Consumer and trade shows can have the run of the place, depending on their size; all of our buildings—more than 500,000 square feet of space—and all of our outdoor spaces are available for the very largest shows and events
  • We have a number of meeting rooms for private or public functions
  • Training sessions may make use of our buildings or wide-open grounds
  • The 200-seat Empire Theater (with classic movie-house pipe organ) is ideal for stage productions
  • Smaller agricultural shows for animals such as rabbits, alpacas or chickens can find a home in one or more of our barns
  • Medium-sized, shows like dog and cat shows, can make use of our large buildings to keep everything in one place
  • Larger animal shows, such as equestrian competitions, can use our barns, outdoor rings, the Toyota Coliseum or the larger Exposition Center
  • Our spacious parking lots are perfect for vehicle-related training or demonstrations
  • Chevy Court and its open audience space can easily accommodate thousands of people and are optimal for music concerts and stage shows
  • The Talent Showcase stage and backstage area (on the western end of the grounds) are suitable for smaller shows

Can we handle your next event?

More than likely. Get in touch and let’s talk.

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State of New York
Richard A. Ball Commissioner,
NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets
Troy Waffner Director,
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