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.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2086836

Reported Deaths: 52989
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings27765110329
Queens2744939860
Suffolk1995923381
Nassau1824223163
Bronx1815006537
New York1369774457
Westchester1288972268
Erie885071778
Richmond741091812
Monroe669861076
Orange47908810
Rockland46697957
Onondaga38132671
Dutchess29214444
Albany24455350
Oneida22283505
Niagara19721363
Broome18381357
Saratoga15136166
Ulster13788251
Schenectady13009200
Rensselaer11123140
Putnam1054291
Chautauqua8820141
Chemung7570135
Oswego746190
Ontario731992
Steuben6794143
Sullivan655872
St. Lawrence652496
Cayuga623192
Jefferson595367
Wayne566467
Cattaraugus562088
Genesee5365123
Herkimer5114107
Clinton481033
Madison448288
Livingston438958
Fulton434891
Tompkins425651
Montgomery4209123
Columbia4018102
Cortland377360
Tioga371362
Warren359257
Wyoming352452
Allegany345184
Chenango341276
Otsego340347
Greene337077
Washington309555
Orleans306183
Lewis271634
Franklin251812
Delaware232137
Seneca198356
Schoharie166717
Essex157826
Yates116926
Schuyler103314
Hamilton3072
Unassigned12248
Out of NY0239
Utica
Partly Cloudy
60° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 60°
Oneonta
Partly Cloudy
60° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 60°
Herkimer
Partly Cloudy
60° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 60°
Old Forge
Partly Cloudy
60° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 60°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve