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2018 was a Great Fair Year !!!

By all accounts this was another great Fair year. My buddy has a camper at the RV park, so I spent... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DeWitt, New York
good food, good shows, an amazing time overall.

The food was amazing, I just loved the free shows on site, the rides were amazing and the sky ride... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Queensbury, New York
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Fairgrounds rd, Syracuse, NY 13220
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Reviewed 3 days ago

By all accounts this was another great Fair year. My buddy has a camper at the RV park, so I spent a couple weekends with him. It's a different experience to have a place to land throughout the day. Then just head back in.

Thank BillMaxwell62
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not all of the roads are labeled. We spent 4 hours here which was plenty. We found parking for $5 but had to walk some. The man working the haunted ride (9/2/18 some time between 10AM-2PM) was very rude to my son and wouldn't help...More

Thank cnx4789
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was amazing, I just loved the free shows on site, the rides were amazing and the sky ride was so much fun. My family and I had an amazing time and we loved our experience! We just had an amazing time overall! I...More

Thank trombleykil04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The State Fair was great to visit. Food vendors taking up at least half of the Fair. The Indian dances were wonderful. The birds of prey talk was great as well.

Thank ozziegc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the BEST! Been going for many many years. Lived up to it's reputation. Love the food, wine, beer and free concerts.

Thank saxon03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Exposition Center is on the NY State Fair Grounds, which is an outstanding facility that can be used for so many different events. It is large, with thousands of seats in the stands, and it is air-conditioned. The whole rest of the grounds has...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My comments are about the Fairgrounds facilities, not about the Fair itself. If you want to see comments on the Fair,TripAdvisor has a separate listing for it that you should check out. The Fairgrounds have numerous buildings and outdoor spaces that can accommodate a wide...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally got to attend the NYS Fair. Easy to locate and park. Admission was reasonable. Plenty to see, eat, drink and get entertained. Would attend again.

Thank pnj141
Reviewed 8 August 2018

HUGE Fairgrounds, HUGE Car show & Artie's Party and charity auction for Ronald McDonald House. Sadly there was SO much to see I couldn't see it all. Great event!

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Fair is always fun for children but the best thing for the adults is the Free concerts by world renown acts at Chevy court or at the stage on the west end of the fairgrounds. And of course, how can you forget the food....More

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