The Great New York State Fair

Trip Start Jan 02, 2009
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Trip End Jan 01, 2010


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Sunday, August 30, 2009

31 hours at the fair
11hrs sunday rainy - briana - got sick
6hrs monday hot - gma
6hrs wednesday cruisier - mandy and nathan hamm - got burnt
4hrs friday night switchfoot
4 hrs Saturday night Boyz II Men

highlights:
jeff dunham
bobby flay
switchfoot
corn on the cob
1 dollar baked potato with everything
sand sculpture
funell cakes
dippin dots
canine stunt show
bear show
wakeboard show
german street performer
the procrastinators- drummers
huge
fudge flipping
cheese sculpting
birds of prey - golden eagle, bald eagle, eagle owls, barn owls and snowy owl
kettle corn
make it yourself soup


There is no better education in american culture than the fair midway at night. Carny's and Hicks galore. For lack of a suffient American translation of the word.. Bogan's. It was great just to stroll and  people watch. With 5 tickets, I pretty much saw everything.
How does it compare to the ekka in brisbane?
I can't compare it to the ekka sufficiently because they are different and I am most likely bias. I do think that it is bigger and there are a lot more food vendors and fired dough but it misses out on the best part by not having thought of show bags. I will say that it is alot cheaper. $1 baked potatoes iwth everything, $6 pre sale entry and $5 parking. Otherwise all fair's are basically the same.
Altogether a good fair though. The best thing about this place. People come from all over new york state to come to it and it is a long running tradition.
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jennthorley
jennthorley on

I want to come too!
I'd just love that it was different to the ekka! Don't care about the show bags! Looks like you've investigated this thoroughly!!!!

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