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Empire Farm Days moving to July in 2020

Empire Farm Days moving to July in 2020
Empire Farm Days is moving to a new spot on the calendar in 2020, and the three-day expo at Rodman Lott & Son Farms will shift its time frame as well. Show Manager Jamie Meyer ... more
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NYS Fair officials planning on adding more parking to help with traffic buildup next year

NYS Fair officials planning on adding more parking to help with traffic buildup next year
Nearly 148,000 people attended the NYS Fair on Saturday – a crowd so big that there were cars backed up on I-690 for miles all the way to the side streets. “I’m going to be ... more
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Growing NY’s food products industry

Growing NY’s food products industry
The Taste NY showcase, at the back of the State Fair Horticulture Building, is a destination for fairgoers who like free food samples. Whiskey, spices, hot sauce and maple products were among the products offering ... more
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NY State Fair butter sculpture to be recycled

NY State Fair butter sculpture to be recycled
As the New York State Fair comes to a close, the centerpiece butter sculpture won’t be going to waste. On Tuesday, the inedible sculpture will be delivered to Noblehurst Farms in Livingston County. They’ll be ... more
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NYS Fair breaks attendance record for fourth year in a row, brings in $100M

NYS Fair breaks attendance record for fourth straight year
Gov. Cuomo announced Monday that the NYS Fair has broken its all-time attendance record for the fourth year in a row. More than 1.3 million people and counting have attended the NYS Fair this year, ... more
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How well do you know the history of The Great New York State Fair?

How well do you know the history of The Great New York State Fair?
The Great New York State Fair has a long history with many milestone moments. Here are some keys ones you can use to stump your friends while out at the fairgrounds: 1832 – In February the ... more
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What to expect on the final day of the NYS Fair

What to expect on the final day of the NYS Fair
What to expect on the final day of the NYS Fair Monday is the final day of the NYS Fair! Admission is one dollar as part of the Summer Send-Off Day. All rides on the ... more
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Police: Syracuse man charged with hate crime for attacking gay couple at NYS Fair

Police: Syracuse man charged with hate crime for attacking gay couple at NYS Fair
A Syracuse man was arrested at the NYS Fair after harassing and attacking a gay couple walking towards their car from the Breaking Benjamin concert on Saturday night, according to State Police. Nicholas Ferlanda, 27, ... more
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Parking is free for the rest of the NYS Fair at new Willis Ave parking lot

Parking is free for the rest of the NYS Fair at new Willis Ave parking lot
Parking at the new parking lot at the corner of Willis Ave and State Fair Blvd will be free for the rest of the NYS Fair’s run, according to Fair Director Troy Waffner. Centro shuttle ... more
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People who take bus to the NYS Fair now dropped off a mile away at Gate 10

People who take bus to the NYS Fair now dropped off a mile away at Gate 10
It’s just the second day at the NYS Fair, and people are trying to get used to some changes. Primarily, those taking the bus will no longer be dropped off near the front gates. Instead, ... more
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How far $20 can get you at the NYS Fair

How far $20 can get you at the NYS Fair
There are endless things to do at the Fair, which means a lot of people wind up spending a lot of money. CNYCentral reporter Amanda Chin made it her mission to see how far she ... more
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Milk Bar runs out of chocolate milk at NYS Fair

Milk Bar runs out of chocolate milk at NYS Fair
It’s one of those things you must do with your family at the fair: Line up to chug a cup of milk for a quarter. Thursday night, however, it got spoiled for some. A Your ... more
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New York State Fair unveils 2019 butter sculpture

New plates will cost $25 across NYS in 2020, but many want to know why
This year's butter sculpture at the New York State Fair portrays a young couple sharing a milkshake and a child dunking cookies with her grandfather. The sculpture crafted from 800 pounds of butter was formally ... more
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New York State Fair Guide 2019: Must-see attractions, what to eat, and more

New York State Fair Guide 2019: Must-see attractions, what to eat, and more
The New York State Fair is the can't-miss event of the year. There are endless possibilities for fun with family and friends - so many possibilities that it can be a little overwhelming trying to ... more
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Cuomo says New York State Fair is going green

Cuomo says New York State Fair is going green
Wednesday was Governor’s Day at the fair, so that means the fair got the typical visit from Governor Cuomo. However, his way of arriving at the fair wasn’t so typical. Governor Cuomo took Amtrak from ... more
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Butter sculptors tease reveal of this year’s sculpture at the NY State Fair

Butter sculptors tease reveal of this year’s sculpture at the NY State Fair
The New York State Fair gets underway in less than 48 hours and crews are busy getting everything ready for the 13-day event. While there are countless reasons why people come out, many are anticipating ... more
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Tradition continues for campers at the Fairgrounds ahead of State Fair

Tradition continues for campers at the Fairgrounds ahead of State Fair
As fairgoers get ready for the first day of the State Fair, hundreds of people park their RVs on the lot for the entirety of the fair. Phyllis Winter's been coming to the State Fair ... more
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Everybody’s Italian for a day at Owasco Italian Festival in Cayuga County

Everybody’s Italian for a day at Owasco Italian Festival in Cayuga County
Lena Misuraca has been volunteering at the St. Francis of Assisi Italian Festival, held Saturday in Owasco and presented by the SS. Mary and Martha Parish, since way back when they were first held on ... more
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No Woodstock at Watkins Glen International but still great to look back

A 50th anniversary of Woodstock, America’s most iconic music festival, had been planned for Watkins Glen International this weekend. The Finger Lakes Times would have had a team of reporters and photographers on hand, but when WGI ... more
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‘ONE PROBLEM AFTER ANOTHER’: How Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen turned into a disaster

A month before Woodstock 50 was announced, the festival was already in deep trouble. Last December, Michael Lang, the co-founder of the original 1969 event who had become its bemused-hippie symbol in subsequent decades, was in talks with ... more
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NYS Fair introduces improvements to parking, new transportation

duces improvements to parking, new transportation
The Great New York State Fair is about to begin, and preparation has started to help make transportation easier. On average, the State Fair brings in 98,000 people per day, causing many challenges for people ... more
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