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The Great New York State Fair

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I'm not a fair lover but I went this year so I could see Ozzie in concert. They do a really good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Corinne C
"New York State Fair"

Plenty for all ages from midway to wine/beer garden. Lots of choices from food vendors, both... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Joann D
Syracuse, New York
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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 3 days ago

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

Thank Corinne C
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Joann D
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is so much to see, eat, and do!! You will find something here that you would enjoy eating and an activity that you would love to do!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to do and see. Great entertainment. Several food areas. Lots of places to sit and rest also. Great for young and old

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time visiting drove from our vacation rental in MA and had such a good time. Did not think it was going to happen with all the rain storms stopping and starting, but once we parked at the Park & Ride ( which we...More

Thank Obderil
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Many new attractions and awesome free enterainment all different acts something for everyone easily could spend a couple days there

Thank richard c
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I loved the new building that had the hockey rink in it! Also the new stage along the back, with the seating available to watch local bands.

Thank kimmorrissette
Reviewed 2 October 2018

New York at its finest , something for everyone. Very family oriented, and a nice way for families to be together before the new school year.

Thank H8453KQfrankg
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Fun day at the State Fair. I've only been to county fairs in the past and by comparison this seemed both nicer and less commercial, which we appreciated. Lots to do, too much to eat, plenty of shade when we needed it. Worth the trip.

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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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Response from Peter J | Reviewed this property |
August 22 - September 3, 2018 nysfair.ny.gov