Great New York State Fair

  • Syracuse, Finger Lakes
  • Aug 25, 2016 – Sep 05, 2016
  • Recurring daily
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Experience one of the largest & oldest state fairs in the United States! Delight in traditional fair favorites such as agriculture displays, livestock demonstrations, and Ferris wheels. Want something served on a stick? Eat up delicious fried fare and wash it down with a New York State brew or the world renowned "wine-slushie". The Great New York State Fair offers a variety of family fun activities along with cultural presentations and world famous entertainment acts! Enjoy a great line up of free performances in Chevy Court featuring Brian Wilson, Kesha, The Commodores, Chicago and more!  New to the fairgrounds this year is a 315-site RV park.  Admission gates and all exhibit buildings open at 10:00am every day.  The Fair and all buildings close at 10:00 pm every day, except Labor Day, when closing time is 9:00pm.  The Midway is open 10:00am until 11:00pm except on Labor Day when it closes at 9:00pm - closing time subject to change without notice.  The Syracuse-based orchestra, Symphoria, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on August 29 and September 1 in shows that are free with regular Fair admission. A fireworks display will take place after the September 1 concert. Concerts are held off-site at Onondaga County's Lakeview Amphitheater.  The Fair will operate shuttle buses to take people from the Fairgrounds to the entrance to the Amphitheater before the concert, and back to the Fairgrounds afterwards.

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