Summertime is for the Great New York State Fair held in Syracuse, NY
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Summertime is for the Great New York State Fair held in Syracuse, NY


The Great New York State Fair

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - Monday, September 4@ 9:00 PM

he New York State Fair will have an additional day starting in 2017, going from 12 days to 13. The Fair will now begin on Wednesday instead of Thursday; officials say it’s possible some rides may not be running on that first day because of ride inspections, but otherwise the normal Fair amenities that people flock to Central New York to enjoy each year will be up and running.

This year's Youth Building Theme will be Food Security and Food Systems.

Otsego & Schoharie County’s Booth Display in the youth building will be on display, August 29 -Sept. 1. 4-H Teen Team will travel to Syracuse on Sunday, August 28 and return on Thursday, September 1.

Click here for the youth schedule.

Click here for the 2017 NYS FAIR Dairy Youth and Open SCHEDULE 

The New York State 4-H Dog Show will be held one day prior to State Fair opening

It will be held on Saturday, August 19.  The show entry form is due August 1. Overnight

options for 4-H Dog Show exhibitors and their county approved chaperones will be forthcoming.

Otsego County exhibits will be on display August 30 through September 4.  


See schedule for pricing.


Patti Zellmer
4-H Program Leader (Otsego County)
607-547-2536 ext. 225


The Great New York State Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse, NY 13209