Experience one of the largest & oldest state fairs in the United States! Delight in traditional fair favorites such as agriculture displays, livestock demonstrations, and Ferris wheels. Want something served on a stick? Eat up delicious fried fare and wash it down with a New York State brew or the world renowned "wine-slushie". The Great New York State Fair offers a variety of family fun activities along with cultural presentations and world famous entertainment acts! Previous year’s lineup included free performances in Chevy Court featuring Meghan Trainor, Melissa Etheridge, Salt-N-Pepa, Snoop Dogg and Nick Jonas.
Gates open at 8:00 am daily. Exhibit buildings are open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, with the exception of Labor Day when they close at 9:00pm. The Midway is open until midnight every night.
The 375-acre Fairgrounds complex operates year-round, and annually hosts more than 500 non-fair events. These range from major entertainment and sporting events to a variety of equestrian competitions, consumer shows and community events and meetings that keep the Fairgrounds teeming with people.