We're Here All Year-Round!

The New York State Fairgrounds location in Syracuse puts it at the crossroads of New York’s major Upstate highways, making it an easy drive from anywhere!

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Welcome to the Great New York State Fair

Summer's Best In Show!

Gates open in 317 days

The Great New York State Fair will be back, August 25 - September 5, 2016, but we hope to see you long before then!

The New York State Fairgrounds hosts hundreds of events throughout the year, drawing an estimated 1 million people to an incredible variety of non-fair attractions. Check our online events calendar regularly to make sure you don't miss anything. And if you're looking for a versatile, conveniently located venue to host an event, please contact us about leasing space at our 110-building, 375-acre site.

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Recent News

Friday, September 25, 2015

Only Three Days Left to Vote for The Great New York State Fair as…

Monday, September 7, 2015

Syracuse’s PB & J’s Lunch Box and Rochester’s Smokin Pete’s Barbeque Win Top Honors…

Sunday, September 6, 2015

McCadam Cheese Company Takes Top Honors In The Great New York State Fair’s Annual…

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Andrew M. Cuomo Governor,
State of New York
Richard A. Ball Commissioner,
NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets
Troy Waffner Acting Director,
New York State Fair