Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a new marketing campaign for the 2016 New York State Fair that will, for the first time ever, feature television commercials promoting the fair that will run across the state.
“The state fair is a central piece of New York’s rich history,” Gov. Cuomo stated. “From the Syracuse Nationals Classic Car Show, to live performances, and boundless exhibits, the fairgrounds have long-captured the hearts and minds of its visitors. This new campaign will not only highlight the recent enhancements, but also ensure the fair remains a time-honored tradition for generations to come. Our investments to reimagine the fairgrounds, and revive Onondaga Lake, are creating a powerful economic synergy for the region.”
According to Cuomo, the 375-acre fair, which will run from Aug. 25 to Sept. 5., will also feature upgrades, including a new main gate that will be similar to the carriage gate which greeted fairgoers in 1900; a larger, 15-acre Wade Shows Midway that will hold more rides; and a modernized visitor experience, with cell phone charging stations, and resting areas.
Syracuse held the country’s first state fair in 1841.