NY State Fair Sets Attendance Record: At Least 1.33 Million

Aerial Photo of Fairgrounds Area. Image by nysfair.ny.gov.

GEDDES – Attendance at the New York State Fair has hit a new record for the fourth year in a row.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that at least 1.33 million people came to the fair during its 13-day run. He spoke several hours before the fair ended, so the numbers could rise further.

Attendance last year was a bit under 1.28 million.

The numbers are totals for the fair’s 13-day run in the town of Geddes, near Syracuse.

This year’s fair also broke three records for attendance on a single day.

The Democratic governor’s office noted that this year’s fair featured more free entertainment, including a new show focusing on bears and another featuring a tall robot. Meanwhile, the fair’s Latin culture festival was expanded.


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