Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
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March 06, 2013

Hard Hats, Motorsports and Antiques: We have something for almost everyone this week at the Fairgrounds

State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today announced the following events that will be coming soon to the New York State Fairgrounds.

That Hard Hat Expo returns to the Fairgrounds on Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7 in the Center of Progress Building and the Horticulture Building. Since 1988, the Hard Hat Expo has been the premier showcase for construction equipment and services in the Northeast market area. The event continues to grow through extended participation by quality exhibitors and the addition of additional related events for attendees. On display is all the latest equipment and services from most major equipment providers including Caterpillar, John Deere, Case, New Holland, Komatsu, Kobelco, PowerScreen, J.C.B., and many more. Admission is by invitation to qualified industry buyers. Event hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday. For additional information, visit the event website.

Beginning Saturday, March 9 and continuing on Sunday, March 10, the Greater Syracuse Antique Expo returns for its 23rd year at the Fairgrounds’ Horticulture Building. The event features more than 200 exhibitor booths with a wide variety of antiques in all styles and price ranges. Offering something for everyone, this spring show is not to be missed. Event hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults while children 12 and under are free. A weekend pass can be purchased for $8. Visit the event website for further details.

The Motorsports Exposition and Trade Show celebrates its 27th year on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10. The Center of Progress Building will be filled with NASCAR, DIRT, IHRA and NHRA and vendors selling the latest in apparel, collectables and crafts, along with all the latest racing items. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. A weekend pass can be purchased for $18. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Additional information can be found on the event website.

In addition to the annual New York State Fair, the Fairgrounds host dozens of agricultural events throughout the year, including some of the Northeast's most prestigious horse and livestock shows.

The home of the Great New York State Fair is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair's website.

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