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The Great New York State Fair

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Jared van Wagenen Carriage Museum.

The museum is a collection of horse drawn carriages, sleighs, buggies & farm machinery from the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jack L
East Syracuse, New York
there is a reason they call in the Great New York State Fair

the International Food building, outside the Center of Progress and in small food and drink tents... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Orlando, Florida
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A dozen days of downhome fun with a focus on the great state of New York’s farming heritage and achievement adds up to a romp of a good time. A hearty mix of midway rides, concerts, exhibits and more ensures everybody has a blast. One of the biggest...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13209-1551
+1 315-350-1482
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is a collection of horse drawn carriages, sleighs, buggies & farm machinery from the 1800's into the early 1900's. A partial listing of the carriages/sleighs; 1.) Park Phaeton Top carriage. 2.) Early 1900's Meadowbreak cart. 3.) 1807 sleigh. 4.) 1880 Victoria sleigh. 5.)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jack L
Reviewed 6 days ago

the International Food building, outside the Center of Progress and in small food and drink tents as well as the three main venues. It is fascinating to visit the themed buildings. If doing so you may need to return for a second visit. Attended the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JayOrlando60
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nys fair has made some great updates but gone are some nostalgic things that made part of the fair worth going to. I have a love/hate relationship with the fair. There are some great things I look forward to seeing every year but there are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the New York State fair on labour day weekend in September. We found a great deal on tickets online, and found many coupons for the food vendors available. The fairgrounds are very large! They offer a map, but it is not 100% comprehensive....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 485erikam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love the whole fair experience. So much to do, see, eat! A perfect size fair to spend the day at and get a variety of shows, shopping and animals. Whatever you go to the fair for, it is there!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Vonda C
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Interesting, there are so many things to see each time you go you never get tired of going. I love seeing the new carvings they do every year out of butter it's never boring.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Diane T
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I’ve always attended the NY state fair since I was a little girl & now I’m able to continue the tradition with my children. It something we look forward to every year we get to pig out & enjoy the rides just before school starts...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank missbergh315
Reviewed 11 November 2018

I'm not a fair lover but I went this year so I could see Ozzie in concert. They do a really good job with the traffic and their walkways have improved a lot over the years. I think the prices for drinks and food are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Corinne C
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Plenty for all ages from midway to wine/beer garden. Lots of choices from food vendors, both inside and out. Plenty of rest areas and bathrooms. Free concerts. Live stock competitions. Plenty of affordable parking and several commuter lots throughout the city. So much to see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank joannd491
Reviewed 8 November 2018

The Great New York State Fair is the best fair I've ever been to. There are so many attractions and things to see and do. The food is varied and delicious! There's an International Building with tons of food stalls featuring different nationalities, such as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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30 August 2018|
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Response from mtlatona | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't help you out. We came in from Buffalo.
linda n
24 August 2018|
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Response from Sally B | Reviewed this property |
$5 to park in a lot. There are free shuttle buses to take you to the front gate, and late back to the lot where you parked, so remember where you parked.
Ellen O
25 June 2018|
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August 22 - September 3, 2018 nysfair.ny.gov