New York State Fair will take place in 2021, with limited capacity

Cuomo says attendance capacity will be limited to 50%, but limits could be adjusted to comply with health and safety guidelines.

Posted: Apr 26, 2021 12:22 PM
Updated: Apr 26, 2021 1:41 PM

GEDDES, NY – “The Fair must go on.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo was at the Fairgrounds outside of Syracuse Monday morning to announce there will be a Great New York State Fair in 2021.

Cuomo says the fair will look much different this year, with four outdoor-only areas to promote social distancing: food and beverage, concerts, midway rides and games, and agriculture. However, he says the fair will go on for the full 18 days - August 20 through September 6.

The state says REO Speedwagon, Dropkick Murphys, Sheena Easton, Great White and Vixen and the Oak Ridge Boys will be among the musical acts playing the fair this year.

"The New York State Fair is one of our biggest and most exciting tourist attractions that celebrates the spirit of New York and generates economic growth for the region and the entire state," Governor Cuomo said in a news release. "I've said time and again that no one wants to open the Fair this year more than I do - and we are finally making it happen in a safe, responsible way with the 2021 Reimagined New York State Fair. This celebration is a unique reward for New Yorkers who have made so many sacrifices during this pandemic and will allow visitors from across the state and the country to enjoy some of the best attractions the Fair has to offer with all necessary safety guidelines in place. This is an important step towards the full return of New York's largest events as we continue to reopen and reimagine our state's economy."

Cuomo says attendance capacity will be limited to 50%, but limits could be adjusted to comply with health and safety guidelines. The fairground's buildings will not be open to the public - excapt for bathrooms.

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