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June 24, 2021

New International Taste Festival Brings Cultures, Music, Flavors of The World to The Fairgrounds

A brand-new festival promises to fill the Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds with the sights, sounds and tastes of the world’s many cultures. The new International Taste...

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May 24, 2021

2021 New York State Blues Festival to be Held at Chevy Court

>>> Provided by the New York State Blues Festival The New York State Blues Festival is excited to announce its 2021 event! We are thrilled to share the news of a new locat...

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April 26, 2021


Reimagined State Fair Will Be a Weeks-Long Event Featuring New York's Best Food and Drink, Rides and Games, National Performers and Live Entertainment, and Agriculture Education an...

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December 7, 2020

Ice Sculpting Masters Drive-thru Event at the New York State Fairgrounds Features More Than 90 Sculptures

Holiday Event Offers New Yorkers a Family-Friendly, Fun, and Safe Way to Celebrate the Season Top ice sculptors from around the country will carve more than 150,000 pounds of ice ...

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January 6, 2020

Concession Contract at The New York State Fairgrounds’ Exposition Center Awarded to Veteran Concessions Company

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has awarded the contract to operate year-round concessions in the Exposition Center at the New York State Fairgrounds to Pa...

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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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