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New York State Fair Fast Facts

• Where: Empire Expo Center, Syracuse
• When: Wednesday, August 24 to Labor Day, September 5, 2022.

The first New York State Fair began with a pen full of pigs and cattle. But how things have changed!

Today, the New York State Fair is the oldest state fair in the USA, an end-of-summer extravaganza that typically runs for twelve days, starting sometime late in August and ending on Labor Day.

This year, the 2022 New York State Fair kicks off on Wednesday, August 24 and continues until Labor Day on Monday, September 5, 2022.

2022 New York State Fair concert lineup

Major music acts at the New York State Fair are usually slated for each night of the fair at the Chevy Music Festival.

Concerts are free with admission.

 Wednesday, August 24, 2022 8:00pm Chevelle
 Thursday, August 25, 2022 8:00pm The Art of Rap Featuring Ice-T
 Sunday, August 28, 2022 8:00pm Foreigner
 Monday, August 29, 2022 8:00pm Boyz II Men
 Wednesday, August 31, 2022 8:00pm Nelly
 Thursday, September 1, 2022 8:00pm Riley Green
 Friday, September 2, 2022 8:00pm 24KGoldn
 Saturday, September 3, 2022 2:00pm COIN
 Saturday, September 3, 2022 8:00pm Dropkick Murphys
 Sunday, September 4, 2022 8:00pm City Girls

All about the New York State Fair

Way back in the 19th century the New York State Fair was hosted by the city of Syracuse. But like many state fairs in the 19th century, it moved around from city to city to let people in different corners of the state participate.

In 1890, the New York State Fair finally settled on permanent fair grounds in Syracuse where it has remained to this day.

Today, the New York State Fair draws in more than a million visitors annually, which also makes one of the largest state fairs in the USA,. Blue ribbon competitions remain popular as do horse shows, showmanship competitions, and agricultural exhibits. Also appealing to more modern tastes, competitions have expanded to wine, art, and talent show competitions.

Amusement park rides also remain very popular for kids of all ages, as does a traditional staple of any self-respecting state fair ... butter sculpting!

ny state fair attractions
Old-fashioned pig races, state-of-the art thrill rides, and non-stop food at the New York State Fair.

Good food is another key ingredients for family-friendly fun, which is also in ample supply at the New York State Fair. Fair goers can take their pick from a huge variety of local dishes and more traditional state "fair fare".

It truly is a fantastic, memory-making end of summer event for everyone, annually topped off with a spectacular fireworks display on Labor Day as another New York State Fair comes to a close.

Have fun!

DID YOU KNOW? New York State Fair fun facts

Cute calves you got there!

• In 1841, it was the nation’s first state fair that attracted about 10,000 people who thrilled to a plowing contest, viewed animal exhibits, and listened to speeches from local politicians.

• The first Dairy Cow Birthing center at the New York State Fair in 2013 attracted thousands who watched live births of calves three times a day during the Fair's 12-day run.

• In 2011, the fair's concert attendance record was broken by singer Bruno Mars when he attracted an estimated audience of 35,000 to the Chevy Court stage.

• The New York State Fair hit the 1 million mark for the first time in 2001 with 1,011,248 attendees.

More about the New York State Fair around the Web:

The Great New York State Fair
- Check out the official site for more information on admission and concert ticket prices, favorite food concessions, agricultural and livestock show schedules, directions, map, photos.

NY State Fair - - Updates and photo galleries on the entertainment lineup and related attractions.

Great New York State Fair - Wikipedia overview with historical highlights, information on popular attractions with photos and related resources.


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