Great New York State Fair

Great New York State Fair


Great New York State Fair

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The Great New York State Fair is an annual farmers' exposition and a 12-day showcase of entertainment, education, industry, technology, and more, sponsored by the State of New York. Additionally there are midway rides, games, and concerts. The first fair took place in Syracuse in 1841. It is the oldest and one of the largest state fairs in the United States, with approximately one million visitors annually. (Minnesota and Texas have larger attendance records). From 1846 to 1889 the fair was hosted in many different cities across New York, until settling permanently in Syracuse in 1890. The year 2010 is the fairs 164th anniversary of the Great New York State Fair.

Gates open everyday at 7 a.m. Specially themed days include Beef Day, Dairy Day, Firefighters' Day, Governor's Day, Law Enforcement Day, Native American Day, Senior Citizen's Day, Student's Day, Veterans' Day, Women's Day, and others. The Mohegan Sun Grandstand features concerts from some of today's most popular musical artists, and Chevrolet Court features free concerts from acts of yesterday and today and is one of the best free concert venues in the country.Chevy Court also has 24 national now artists this year 2010 for free.

The Great New York State Fair begins on the third or fourth Thursday in August and runs for 12 days, ending on Labor Day. It is located on the Empire Expo Center on the western border of Syracuse, in Geddes.

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