Syracuse University’s season-opening football game against Liberty University will be shown free of charge on the 55-foot big screen in the Exposition Center at 6 p.m. Saturday. The game will not be shown on broadcast or cable TV. Saturday, August 31 is Orange Day at the Fair and fairgoers are encouraged to wear SU apparel as a show of support.
“We wish the Orange well as they kick off another season and are happy to offer this option for folks who want to enjoy the Fair and also want to see the game,” said Fair Director Troy Waffner.
Fans can sit in the bleachers at the Expo Center or on the turf field to enjoy the game. Vending from the building’s vendor, Peppino’s Restaurant, is available. The I LOVE NY interactive tourism exhibit is also available in the Expo Center, offering fairgoers a chance to experience the four seasons of excellent tourism available in New York State.
Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair is America’s third largest state fair. The Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment and is a key piece of Governor Cuomo’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. Fair attendance is up more than 40% since the beginning of more than $120 million in investments, with 1.27 million people attending the Fair in 2018. The 2019 Fair runs from August 21 to September 2. Information about the Fair can be found here.
The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available here. Find the Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, on Snapchat at nysfair and enjoy photos from the Fair on Flickr. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at [email protected].