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The Great New York State Fair

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had a fun time, lot's to c go every year. look at all the shows, spend lot's of money on weird... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2019

Go there every year mainly to have the special foods you only get at carnivals and... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2019
Denise R
Syracuse, New York
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The Great New York State Fair is America's first and oldest state fair. It is a massive music festival, with more than 500 free performances over 13 days, highlighted by the daily shows by national touring acts on the Chevy Court stage. It features...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13209-1551
+1 315-350-1482
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The NYS fair has become too large and too crowded. I don't like it when you take your grandchildren to the amusement area and it takes 45 to get on a ride. I also don't like when people buy tickets for the fair and then...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

had a fun time, lot's to c go every year. look at all the shows, spend lot's of money on weird stuff, eat too much usually go two three times each year

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

Go there every year mainly to have the special foods you only get at carnivals and fairs. Pizza-friz , italian sausage sandwich, london broil sandwich, roasted corn on the cob. The only bad thing is the prices are way out of line anymore, we don't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Great fun for anyone who enjoys a variety of things to see and participate in. Midway is the mecca of carnival rides and games. The food available is amazing and o e of the best things about the State Fair. The music venues usually have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

Ok, it’s not as good as the (incredible) New Mexico State Fair, and not as good as the near-perfect midwestern state fairs, but, for the East Coast, not bad, probably the best of that lot. Mostly, thanks to upstate agriculture. Does have some good wine...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

THE NY State Fair 2018 was spectacular with a new facelift, paved roads and parking to facilitate better travel for the drive in and parking ease. Many new vendors, There is much to offer to the fairgoers and the entry fee is well worth it....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Something for everyone at The Great NY State Fair! Whatever your interests, you're bound to find them there. A lot of variety of exhibits; teaching and demonstrating various skills and arts are in abundance; history, arts and crafts demonstrations and gifts to purchase; yummy food...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

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 January 15, 2019

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
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 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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August 30, 2018|
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Response from mtlatona | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't help you out. We came in from Buffalo.
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August 24, 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.
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June 24, 2018|
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August 22 - September 3, 2018 nysfair.ny.gov