WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Big E recorded its busiest opening weekend Sunday in 13 years and Friday was its third best-attended opening day ever as the fair reopened after a year-long shutdown due to COVID-19. Despite a pandemic, The Big E welcomed more visitors during its opening weekend than it did during the start of the fair’s best year: 2019.
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Preparing the 4-H Building for exhibits at Hemlock Fair is no small undertaking and working through a global pandemic only amplified the challenge this year. But once again Livingston County 4-H members and volunteers met the challenge with grit, fortitude, cheer and a great deal of gratitude. This year’s theme...
Throughout the summer, one would traditionally see 4-H participants at a variety of fairs, including the local, county, and state fairs. With the cancellation of the Monroe County Fair and the inability for 4-H to participate in the New York State Fair due to COVID-19 restrictions, it became crucial for youth to have opportunities to learn about 4-H, participate in hands-on experiences, and to offer 4-H’ers the chance to showcase projects worked on throughout the 4-H year.
As summer comes to a close, so does the 18-day annual run of the Great New York State Fair in Central New York. This year’s theme, “Together Again,” saw hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the country flock upstate to enjoy the best of the state’s culinary and cultural traditions.
Although summer is coming to a close and another Syracuse winter is growing near, this fall is full of fun-filled festivals! Here’s a list of some of the best fall events every student should attend before leaving Central New York. Golden Harvest Festival. What: If you haven’t gotten enough of...
Throughout the summer you would traditionally see 4-H participants at a variety of fairs including the local, county and state fairs. With the cancellation of the Monroe County Fair, and the inability for 4-H to participate in the New York State Fair due to COVID-19 restrictions, it became crucial for youth to have opportunities to learn about 4-H, participate in hands-on experiences, and to offer 4-H’ers the chance to showcase projects worked on throughout the 4-H year.
After one year of extending the Great New York State Fair to 18 days and with poor attendance numbers, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday that the fair’s schedule will return to its 13-day run. The 2022 State Fair will run from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5. The governor’s office said...
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New York Post. September 14, 2021. Editorial: There’s a reason Rikers is such a dangerous hellhole: De Blasio just doesn’t care. Mayor Bill de Blasio all but admitted the obvious Tuesday: The Rikers jail complex is a dangerous, out-of-control, inhumane hellhole. Yet there’s no sign he’ll do anything meaningful to fix it.
A new memorial dedicated to workers who lost their lives while protecting the public and maintaining safe highway systems in New York was unveiled by Governor Kathy Hochul at the New York State Fair on August 29. The memorial honors all transportation workers killed while performing their job duties on or near New York’s thousands of miles of highways, including State Department of Transportation and Thruway Authority employees, municipal highway workers, contractors, consultants, and towing service employees.
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Located just south of Saratoga Springs in Ballston Spa, Dakota Ridge Farm is situated on 42 acres of woods, creek side, ponds and pastures. They offer farm tours, llama treks, animal assisted therapy (including special needs groups), educational visits, as well as llama sales, and rescue and re-homing of llamas.
SYRACUSE, NY – Five judges had the difficult task of evaluating nearly five dozen entries in the 2021 New York Beef Producers’ Association Supreme Show, in which a Supreme Champion Beef Heifer and a Supreme Champion Cow/Calf pair were named. The program was open to all county fair and beef...
The New York State Fair is reconsidering its open cannabis policy following some complaints from this year’s event. The New York State Fair (NYSF) is reconsidering its policy of generally allowing the smoking of cannabis on Fairgrounds during the annual event, according to The Citizen. Responding to complaints, Gov. Kathy...
Brenda Bippert is a fixture in the Great New York State Fair’s Beef Barn, helping to direct traffic through the series of shows that take place during the fair’s run. This year, however, some of the stars of the shows were her grandchildren. Makayla Sugg, 11, and Colten Sugg, 9,...
The New York State Fair was held for eighteen days this year and it proved to be too long. Attendance was down over five hundred thousand from 2019 to 2021. Even though COVID had a lot to do with the low numbers, the New York State Fair will be shorter in 2022.
Several New York farms have hit the 3rd generation mark and many have been awarded the Centennial honor, meaning they have been in the same family for 100 years. But how many can say they have been showing cows at the New York State Fair? The Silver Spring Farm can say it, and prove it with a ribbon from the 1921 fair.