The New York State Fair offers thrilling rides and entertainment for your enjoyment.

Are you ready to experience a fair unlike any other? Take a trip with Martz to the Great New York State Fair! Located in Syracuse, the New York State Fair offers 375 acres of animals, exhibits, displays, rides, entertainment, and the most incredible food you’ll ever have. No two visits to the Great New York State Fair are exactly alike. To help you experience the best visit possible, we’ve created a list of what you need to see, hear and taste while you’re at the fair.

Food and Drinks at the New York State Fair

The number one reason people come to the Great New York State Fair is for the delicious food. And this year there are more reasons than ever to bring your appetite with more new tastes than ever before. Below is a list of some vendors at the fair you should definitely check out.

Ashley Lynn Winery

Try some delicious wine from the Ashley Lynn Winery! Enjoy a variety of apple wines blended with different fruits and flavorings. Flavors include Apple, Blackberry Blast, Blueberry Burst, Apple Cherry, and much more!

Butcher Boys

Stop by the Butcher Boys tent for some incredibly tasty food. For over 30 years, Butcher Boys has been carrying the freshest cuts of choice beef, tender pork, and fresh poultry. They offer some of the best burgers and sandwiches in New York that will please any taste bud. Their London Broil steak sandwich is a must try!

Chester’s Gators and Taters

Expand your palate at Chester’s Gators and Taters! Specializing in fun, exotic, and traditional fair foods, Chester’s is great if you’re feeling adventurous to try something new. Take a bite of their Gator Mac and Cheese or their delicious Shark Kabob for a surprisingly tasty treat.

Toss ‘n’ Fire Wood Fired Pizza

If you love pizza, head over to the Toss ‘n’ Fire food truck! Toss ‘n’ Fire imports flour from Naples, Italy to create Neapolitan style pizzas using fresh and local ingredients, paired with some of the best mozzarella on the market. These combinations come to life in a true wood-fired brick oven powered completely by wood.

Taste New York

Taste NY is back at the fair! Taste NY links consumers to the best products made and grown in New York State. Enjoy free samples of food and beverage products while you meet the people behind the scenes. If you like something, you can buy it right then and there. Some of the companies offering samples of their delicious local products include 3 Leaf Tea, Four Fights Distilling, Grandpa’s Dippin’ Sauce, Ithaca Coffee Company, Seaway Trail Honey, Thousand Islands Winery, Vital Eats, and so many more!

Attractions and Entertainment at the New York State Fair

Listed below are just some of the attractions and events you’ll be able to see during the 2017 New York State Fair, so bring yourself and your family to see new attractions, old favorites, and have timeless fun!

Agricultural and Livestock Competitions

Agriculture is New York State’s largest industry and has been the foundation of the New York State Fair since its start in 1941. Each year the Fair is host to competitions that feature 11,000 of New York’s best cows, horses, goats, pigs, llamas, sheep, poultry, and rabbits. You can also take a look at the thousands of other impressive agriculture entries that are submitted by young people throughout New York State.

Eudora Farms Petting Zoo

Eudora Farms Petting Zoo is an interactive, hands on experience that offers a unique and thrilling encounter with animals all over the world for children and adults of all ages. Come see, pet, and learn about animals from several different continents including Africa, South America, Australia, and Asia. You’ll get to interact with kangaroos, yaks, llamas, monkeys, wild cats, and have the chance to ride a camel if you want to!

The Empire Room

Come to the Empire Room and Patio for a party on the patio! Featuring live music, a raw seafood bar, and NYS beverage tastings – the patio is a must stop while you’re at the fair.

Horticulture Building

Experience the sights and smells of the stunning arrangements of colorful plants and flowers. Visit the Market where you can sample, purchase, and learn all about New York Produce. You can even get up close and personal with a working bee colony and taste New York’s Finest Beverages.

Midway Rides by Wade Shows, Inc.

The Wade Shows Midway at the Great New York State Fair offers at least 70 spectacular rides that are both thrilling and fun. Take a ride on the Street Fighter 360 that whips and rotates you 50 feet in the air, or hop on the Stampede that is a Ferris wheel with a surprising twist. If you have younger children, look for Kiddieland Midway where you can relax with your family and let your little ones try age appropriate rides and games that are exciting and fun!

Musical Entertainment

During the State Fair, the Fairgrounds are transformed into the live music entertainment capital of New York State! Come see and hear for yourself by checking out the exciting lineups, which feature well-known artists and a diverse lineup of talent and entertainment.

Bus to the New York State Fair

Looking for a way to get to the State Fair? Come join Martz for a day trip to the fair on August 26th! We’ll take you there, and the rest of the day is yours to explore everything at the fair you want to see. Buy tickets today or contact us for more information on our other day tours or multi-day trips.