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July 19, 2019

New York State Fair Announces Record Estimated Attendance at New York State Fairgrounds Events

Estimated Attendance at Special Events Through First Six Months of the Year Up 9% Over 2018 Syracuse Nationals Car Show this Weekend Expected to Continue to Boost Attendance Number...

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Governor Cuomo Announces Attendance At Fairgrounds Events Soars More Than 50
June 21, 2019

“Fourth (and Fifth) A’Fair” Brings Back a Fireworks Show for the Independence Day Holiday Weekend Along with Rides, Food and Music

A fireworks spectacle returns for the first time in several years to the New York State Fairgrounds for the Independence Day holiday weekend as a new family event takes place July ...

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June 7, 2019

Spider-Man Soars Above The Expo Center In Special Marvel Comics Cover Created for Comic Con Events at The Fairgrounds and The Great New York State Fair

Imagine Spider-Man at the Great New York State Fair, gliding on a web above an astonished crowd outside the Fair’s Exposition Center on yet another urgent mission to fight crime. T...

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May 7, 2019

Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Collection of Worn American Flags for Proper Disposal

Flags Will Be Accepted Through May 22 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Office of General Services will collect worn and tattered flags at locations statewide so th...

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May 6, 2019

Salt City Comic Con Moves to The Expo Center at The New York State Fairgrounds

Salt City Comic Con, Upstate New York's largest pop culture event, will get even larger as it moves to the Exposition Center at the New York State Fairgrounds July 6-7. The Comic C...

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May 2, 2019

IHSA Championships to Feature an Equine Career and College Fair at State Fairgrounds Expo Center

People attending the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championships at the New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center will have an opportunity to explore educational an...

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April 19, 2019

Horse Show Season Begins Today at The New York State Fairgrounds

Slate of 29 Shows Includes New Collegiate Championship, Six Shows in New Expo CenterThe New York State Fairgrounds today kicks off a season of horse shows unlike any in i...

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March 7, 2019

Indoor Auto Racing, Archery Competition at The New York State Fairgrounds Mark Weekend of Events New to Central New York

Fairgrounds Investment Complements “CNY Rising” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the EconomyIn the Exposition Center of the New...

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March 4, 2019

Governor Cuomo Announces Record-Breaking Attendance at State Fairgrounds Events in 2018

Estimated Attendance at Non-Fair Events Soars Over 1 Million, Overall Attendance Numbers Grow to 2 Million for First TimeFY 2020 Executive Budget Proposes Additional $2.5 Million t...

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February 20, 2019

New York Farm Show Expands Into Exposition Center for 2019

Events at the Fairgrounds Complement “CNY Rising” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy The New York Farm Show, the Northeast’s leadi...

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