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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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December 5, 2019

See the Family Truckster from “National Lampoon’s Vacation” at Winterloo at The New York State Fairgrounds

Ice Sculpture Demonstrations, Music, Food, Rides and Fun Highlight This New Holiday FestivalThe Wagon Queen Family Truckster, the vehicle in “National Lampoon’s Vacation” that took...

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December 2, 2019

Decorate Cookies, Tree Ornaments and Faces for The Holiday Season at Winterloo at The New York State Fairgrounds

Special cookie decorating, ornament crafting and face painting events at the new Winterloo celebration, which begins this weekend, offers families new fun and creative ways to enjo...

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November 8, 2019

State Fair’s New Winterloo Event Brings Holiday Shopping and Family Fun to The Expo Center

It will be two weekends of holiday shopping and family fun when the Great New York State Fair debuts its newest event, Winterloo, in the Exposition Center. Winterloo takes place on...

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November 4, 2019

Winter Fair Returns to The State Fairgrounds’ Expo Center In February 2020

Winter Fair will bring back the fun of a fair indoors for a second year in the Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds. More than 25,000 people attended the inaugural event l...

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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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