New York State is agriculture, youth, education, industry, diverse cultural traditions and more – our treasured past and brilliant future.
The primary purpose of the New York State Fair is to conduct an annual celebration of the economic, cultural and institutional strengths indigenous to New York with a special emphasis on agriculture as one of the State’s largest and most important industries. Along with twelve-days of expositions, the Fair will offer various forms of affordable entertainment and amusement for families and friends, and showcase the talents, skills and aspiration of our youth. The Fair will also promote agricultural growth and awareness through educational programs, Statewide competitions in breeding and showing of livestock, and by promoting and supporting the sale of the State’s agricultural and food products.
The Fair administration will proficiently and effectively promote the ongoing use of the Fairgrounds to realize the full potential of the Fair as a leading center for exhibitions, trade shows, agricultural events, and cultural and entertainment productions. At the same time, the Fair administration will foster State pride and maximize revenue while preserving the character and tradition of the Fair.
With a full embrace of the State’s insignia, “Excelsior,” the Fair will be operated according to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct.
The Empire Expo Center, home of the New York State Fair, is immediately adjacent to Route 690 just West of Syracuse.