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January 14, 2019

Top Entertainment to Take the Stage at Winter Fair 2019

Some of Upstate New York's top entertainers, including a staple of the Great New York State Fair, will take the stage at the New York State Winter Fair, February 8 -10 in the ne...

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Winter Fair Slider
November 13, 2018

New Winter Fair Event Brings the Best of The State Fair Indoors

Expo Center Events Complement “CNY Rising” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy It’s the best of the Great New York State Fair, bu...

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Winter Fair Slider
November 2, 2018

First-Ever Drone Racing and Technology Event to Take Place at State Fairgrounds’ Expo Center

Empire Drone Expo and Racing Competition Features National-Class Racing, Pilot Training, STEM Education, Drone Films Event Complements “CNY Rising”– The Region’s Comprehensive Stra...

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Drone Racing
September 14, 2018

BestFest NYS: New Date, New Name for New Fall Season Festival In The New York State Fairgrounds’ Exposition Center

BestFest NYS is the new name of the fall season festival scheduled for the New York State Fairgrounds’ new Exposition Center. The event, previously called the Taste NY Fall Festiva...

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Bestfest Slider
September 13, 2018

CNY Fall Boat Show Moves to The New Exposition Center at The New York State Fairgrounds

First Major Event Outside the 13-Day Fair to Use New Events FacilityNew Added Space Allows Oldest and Largest Fall Boat Show in New York to ExpandExpo Center Compleme...

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2018 Fall Boat Show Slider
August 17, 2018

A new event - BestFest NYS - comes to the NYS Fair’s new Exposition Center Nov. 2-3

Release provided by our partners at Advance Media New York. A showcase of New York State food, drink, bands and merchandise will fill the new Exposition Center at the New York Stat...

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Bestfest Slider
June 25, 2018

Governor Cuomo Announces Selection of Special Event Company to Manage Major Event Bookings for The New Expo Center at The State Fairgrounds

Events Management Firm HITS, Inc. Provides Experience in Large-Scale Events to Book Expo Center Year-Round Complements "Central NY Rising" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to ...

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Exposition Center Slider
May 21, 2018

Governor Cuomo Announces State Fairgrounds’ Exposition Center Construction Milestone

Marks Final Steel Beam Placement in New 136,000-Square-Foot Expo Center - See New Renderings Here Largest Indoor Event Space North of New York City between Boston & Cleveland o...

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Exposition Center Slider
January 5, 2018

Governor Cuomo Announces Attendance at Fairgrounds Events Soars More Than 50%

Combined Attendance at Year-Round Events and the State Fair Nears 2 Million Announcement Complements "Central New York Rising" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize C...

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Governor Cuomo Announces Attendance At Fairgrounds Events Soars More Than 50
Andrew M. Cuomo Governor,
State of New York
Richard A. Ball Commissioner,
NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets
Troy Waffner Director,
The Great New York State Fair
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