The sprawling, massive New York State fair is Thursday, August 21, through Monday, September 1, and this year's festivities are as enormous and diverse as ever. This year's musical acts include, but certainly are not limited to, country superstar Brad Paisley, party torch-bearers Pitbull and Jason Derulo, and alt-rockers Young the Giant. The New York State Fair is offering entertainment options from across the board, including hypnotist Marshal Manlove, ice carving demonstrations from The Ice Farm, a performance by the ODESA Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of Syracuse, comedy from the comedians and writers of Chelsea Lately, a cooking demonstration from Food Network chef Anne Burrell, and more.
The New York State Fair will take place Thursday, August 21, through Monday, September 1, at 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse. Times, prices, and locations will vary. For more information, visit nysfair.org.