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Gov. Cuomo Kicks Off New York State Fair, Celebrates Upgraded Fairgrounds

By Staff

 

cuomo fairGov. Andrew Cuomo kicked off the New York State Fair’s 12-day run in Syracuse on Aug. 25, touting $50 million in upgrades to the fairgrounds.

Gov. Cuomo said the fair, which runs from Aug. 25 to Sept. 5., currently features upgrades including a new main gate that is similar to the carriage gate which greeted fairgoers in 1900; a larger, 15-acre Wade Shows Midway that holds more rides; and a modernized visitor experience, with cell phone charging stations, and resting areas, as well as a new campsite for recreational vehicles.

Cuomo held a ribbon-cutting buy soma in the usa ceremony to celebrate the new fair on Thursday.

He also announced the return of IndyCar racing at Watkins Glen International in both 2017 and 2018, and said anyone who buys a ticket for the fair will receive a $5 discount off their ticket to the IndyCar event.

Over 900,000 people attended the fair last year, and, according to the state, Syracuse held the country’s first state fair in 1841.

Visit https://youtu.be/CKOoJLGFofE to view the state’s video announcement of the events, or click on the image below.

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