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Great New York State Fair

One event you and your entire family won’t want to miss is The Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York. This annual 13-day event takes place at the end of the summer and is one of the oldest and largest state fairs in the country. Go and see various performing artists entertain visitors in the open-air theater.

Enjoy an array of rides and games like the giant Ferris wheel. The history of the fair is all about agriculture and they still offer farm exhibits, competitions, and even animals like horses and cows. Be sure to carve out time to check out the butter sculptures too! In fact, make sure that you come hungry because vendors carry all of the fair favorites like funnel cake, cotton candy, and all the good stuff.

Drawing a yearly average of over a million attendees, the Great New York State Fair takes place over the 12 days leading up to and including Labor Day. The New York State Fair Grounds surround Empire Expo Center in Syracuse, in central New York.

The oldest and one of the largest state fairs in the country, the event serves as a showcase of agriculture, entertainment, education and technology – complete with midway rides, games, food, exhibits and concerts.

The Center of Progress Building draws big crowds each day of the fair with its 180-ton sand sculpture. The sculpture is themed differently each year. Past favorites have included a 9/11 tribute and an homage to the Beatles.