State Fair Stories

This is the one place you will find the entire history of the New York State Fair, from when it began in 1840 and through when it was made permanent in Onondaga Count in 1890 through its publication date. The Fair is such a mainstay of Central New York life, that fairgoers over the years have a story to tell about some special experience they have had there. Think of all of the "must do" happenings at the Fair: events, people, traditions, friendships, romances, buildings, competitions, weather conditions, foods, activities, performances, wild rides, races, ceremonies, entertainment, a favorite State Fair tradition, and of other events that take place on the fairgrounds at other times of the year (youth ice skating at the coliseum, antiques events, stage performances, cat shows, competitions, microd races and car shows, etc.) Over 100 people contributed their stories for this book. Interspersed in the pages are illustrations and many photos, along with a Names Index of contributors and named persons.

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ISBN: 0-9744046-2-4

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