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Claud coming back to Syracuse, playing Great New York State Fair on August 26th

Vendors thrilled about prospect of five more days at New York State Fair
Claud is coming back to Syracuse. The pop singer-songwriter will be debuting at the Great New York State Fair at Chevy Park on August 26 at 2 p.m. The former Syracuse University student is making ... more
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Finger Lakes Travel: Summer 2022 Bucket List

Finger Lakes Travel: Summer 2022 Bucket List
Summer is quickly approaching, which means it's time to do some planning. Whether you live in the Finger Lakes or you're just passing through, it's good to know the best spots around. If you're looking ... more
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The New York State Fair will return to 13 days instead of 18 in 2022

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After a longer-than-normal New York State Fair, many people were left wondering what this would mean for the Fair in the future. Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Great New York State Fair will return ... more
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New York State Fair wraps up with record lows for attendance

State officials say State Fair Director Troy Waffner’s departure was voluntary
The New York State Fair has ended after its first ever 18 day event. The last fair in 2019 had a total of 1.3 million visitors. This year there were around 700,000 as of Sunday ... more
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Despite low numbers in attendance rates at the New York State Fair this year, many vendors plan to return

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Attendance rates remain incredibly low for the New York State Fair, with 36,000 people in attendance on Thursday compared to 103,000 on the same day during the last Fair in 2019. Vendors have felt the ... more
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Third Eye Blind cancels Thursday performance at the New York State Fair

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Third Eye Blind was supposed to perform at the New York State Fair Thursday, Sept. 2, but cancelled their show. The reasons are unknown and the Fair announced the show being cancelled on Tuesday. The ... more
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Vendors are finding themselves cutting hours and employees at their booths at the New York State Fair following low attendance

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The turnout this year for the New York State Fair has been much lower than originally anticipated. The Fair opened Friday, and between Friday and Monday over the weekend, only 150,000 were in attendance. Vendors ... more
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New York State Fair visitors find different ways to stay cool as the temperature rises this week

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With the heat rising in New York this week, families are finding ways to keep themselves cool while they visit the Fair. Some are staying in the shade, while parents Brice and Megan Walborn packed ... more
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The Great Potato Booth has made its return to the New York State Fair this year

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The New York State Fair has brought back a staple this year: the Great Potato Booth. The $1.00 baked potato is one of the fair's oldest traditions and comes with butter and sour cream. Tater ... more
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Things to know about the New York State Fair before you go

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The New York State Fair opens today and will be the longest Fair in history, running until Sept. 6. The Fair will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. between Aug. 20 and Sept ... more
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New York State Fair offers plenty of great food vendors this year

State officials say State Fair Director Troy Waffner’s departure was voluntary
The New York State Fair is coming up soon, which means people can enjoy all the great foods they have to offer. Some deep fried foods include the fried cauliflower from the Veggie Patch, or ... more
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Upstate Hospital’s top infectious disease specialist will not attend the fair, but says an outbreak isn’t a guaranteed outcome either

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Dr. Stephen Thomas, Upstate Hospital’s top infectious disease specialist, has said he will not be in attendance at the New York State Fair this year due to having an unvaccinated person at home. He stated ... more
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Residents and officials share their opinion on marijuana being allowed at the New York State Fair

Residents and officials weigh o
The Mayor of Syracuse has admitted he does not love the idea of New Yorker's being able to smoke marijuana at the State Fair that begins Aug. 20. While he may not like the idea ... more
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Wade Shows, owner and operator of New York State Fair rides, shares plans to maintain health and safety

Wade Shows, owner and operator of New York State Fair rides, shares plans to maintain health and safety
As trucks deliver the rides to the New York State Fair, the company that owns and operates the carnival rides are sharing their plans to follow COVID guidelines. Wade Shows owns and operates the rides ... more
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As New York State Fair approaches, the positivity rate for Central New York is at 4.67%

As New York State Fair approaches, the positivity rate for Central New York is at 4.67%
The positivity rate for New York State is currently 3.6%, with Central New York holding a steady 4.67% as the State Fair comes up. On Sunday, August 15, Onondaga had 90 new cases of Covid-19 ... more
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Marijuana is allowed wherever tobacco use is permitted at the New York State Fair

Marijuana is allowed to be smoked wherever tobacco use is permitted at the New York State Fair
Marijuana is allowed to be smoked wherever tobacco use is allowed at the New York State Fair this year. The state law allows for marijuana use to happen wherever cigarettes and tobacco use is allowed ... more
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The Butter Sculpture for the New York State Fair is taking form

The Butter Sculpture for the New York State Fair is taking form
With just about a week until the opening of The Great New York State Fair, people are guessing what the 800 pounds of butter will become, as construction of one of the most beloved attractions ... more
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Ryan McMahon signs executive order requiring masks indoors at NYS Fair

With the New York State Fair and school approaching, change in guidance has not been issued
With everything going on surrounding Governor Cuomo's resignation, the way summer was handled last year is not how it's being handled this year. School is about to begin as well as the New York State ... more
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Local officials wait to see if and when guidelines change for the State Fair as rates for positive Covid-19 cases climb

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The Great New York State Fair is set to begin in a couple of weeks, and hundreds of thousands from all over the state, country and even world are expected to be attendance. Ben Walsh, ... more
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