Great New York State Fair

Great New York State Fair
581 State Fair Boulevard
315-487-7711

About:

The 375-acre Fairgrounds complex operates year-round, and annually hosts approximately 300 non-fair events. These range from major entertainment and sporting events to a variety of equestrian competitions, consumer shows and community events and meetings that keep the Fairgrounds teeming with people. Nearly 70 percent of attendees are 35 to 65 years old, making it one of the largest gatherings of baby boomers in the Northeast.

The Fairgrounds is a key player in New York’s equine industry, hosting more than 40 horse events each year, including some of the most prestigious competitions in the Northeast. Each year, over 50 trade and consumer shows brought nearly 300,000 people to the Fairgrounds. The Syracuse Nationals, one of the top five classic car shows in the country, draws nearly 80,000 people to its weekend event at the Fairgrounds. A total of 50 entertainment events ranging from major rock concerts to community theater productions attract over 100,000 people each year.


Recent News

Great New York State Fair 2019

Musical Entertainment At Chevy Court Concerts:13 Days of free entertainment with two shows daily is scheduled for the Stan Colella Stage at Chevy Court for the 2019 New York State Fair. The lineup provides a wide-ranging mix of musical talent from…

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Great New York State Fair 2018

All free to Fairgoers with your Fair admission! The lineup provides a wide-ranging mix of musical talent from country to nostalgia to today's popular music.Schedule:Wednesday,August 22,2018:2:00pm Chevy Court Concert8:00pm BlondieThursday,August…

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New York State Fair 2017

Schedule:Wednesday, August 23, 2017:5:00am Theatre Organist-Harvyn Tarkmeel12:00pm CNY Jazz at The Fair2:00pm Robert Randolph and The Family Band8:00pm 3 Doors DownThursday, August 24, 2017:1:00pm Jason Comet- Theatre Organist2:00pm The Family…

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Home And Garden Show 2017

This show is the largest of its kind in the Northeast and the 'must-do' event for central New Yorkers since 1991. Whether building a home, remodeling or doing it yourself inside or out, the Home & Garden Show is a springtime ritual for…

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New York Sportsman’s Expo 2017

From our national celebrities, show features, and targeted exhibitors, the New York Sportsman's Expo presents industry leading products, services and travel catering to the sportsman and outdoor enthusiast... Join us, to "celebrate the spirit of the…

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John Ledwon Christmas Concert 2016

The Empire State Theatre & Musical Instrument Museum, now in its 50th year of music history at the New York State Fair, presents their annual Christmas Concert featuring John Ledwon live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.  Pipe organs have been a…

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The Great New York State Fair 2016

Schedule:Music Schedule At Chevy Court: Thursday, August 25, 2016:2:00pm: Big Bad Voodoo DaddySwing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will open the Chevy Court concert series when the California band breaks out its zoot suits and updated big band…

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The Great New York State Fair 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 20157:30am: Youth Livestock Judging Contest: Youth Arena8:00am: Hunters & Jumpers: Racing Stable Arenas8:00am: Draft Horses In Halter: Toyota Coliseum8:00am: Gates Open: Entire Grounds8:00am: 4-H Horse Show: Horse Stable…

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2015 Great New York State Fair to Host Lakes of NY: 21st Century Water Technologies Exhibit

Syracuse, NY.  New York Sea Grant, the Great New York State Fair, and Great Lakes Research Consortium are partnering to bring the new Lakes of NY: Over, Under, Around and Through, 21st Century Technologies Exhibit to the 2015 Great New York State…

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Fright Nights At The Fair 2014

Never, ever come alone… to “Fright Nights at the Fair,” CNY’s largest and spookiest haunted attraction! With five different attractions, there is something for everyone – The Dungeon of Doom, The Clown Prison, The…

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Country Folk Art Show 2014

Don’t miss Country Folk Art’s ultimate craft show . . . the place for home, holiday and gifts. Featuring thousands of quality home & handmade crafts and creations from top artisan-exhibitors: handcrafted furniture and accessories, textiles,…

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The Great New York State Fair 2014

The Fair brings together the best food, music, rides, games, exhibits, animals, agriculture and so much more of all the things that make New York State special. Beef Cattle Schedule First RotationHereford, Charolais, ShorthornThursday, August 213:00…

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New York Spring Dairy Carousel 2014

Fri., April 119:00 am Exhibitors Meeting11:00 am Jr. Showmanship2:00 pm Jr. Judging Contest6:00 pm Protein Breeds SaleSat., April 129:00 am NY Jr. Holstein Show1:00 pm Ayrshire Show (Ring 1) & Guernsey Show (Ring 2)4:00 pm Holstein SaleSun.,…

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2013 CNY Boat Show Programs Include In-Water Demonstrations

Syracuse, NY -- An angling seminar, New York State Young Boater Safety Certification training, and in-water demonstrations of life jackets and canoe safety will be offered free with admission to the February 13-17, 2013 Central New York Boat Show at…

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Young Boater Safety Training at CNY Boat Show

Syracuse, NY – The US Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant are partnering to offer Young Boater Safety Certificate Training at the Central New York Boat Show at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. Successful completion of the 8-hour…

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The Great New York State Fair

Schedule of Events:August 23, 2012Toyota Coliseum8:00 AM: The $500 Collection ClassicsKid Friendly - Indoors - Free8:00 AM: Miniat ure Horse DrivingKid Friendly - Indoors - Free8:00 AM: Quarter Horse Hunters Over FencesKid Friendly - Indoors -…

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