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January 23, 2014

The Great Outdoors Comes to the Great Indoors at the Fairgrounds

Sportsman’s Expo Features Everything For Outdoor Excitement, Appearances by TV Stars

Acting State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced the following events running from Friday, January 24 to Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the New York State Fairgrounds:

The New York Sportsman’s Expo will fill the Exhibit Center with all of the latest and greatest tools and toys for people who enjoy the great outdoors.  More than 150 companies will offer outdoors-related products and services.

Among the entertainment options at the Expo is an appearance by Troy Landry from the History Channel’s hit show, “Swamp People.”  Landry will visit the show on Sunday, January 26.  Also scheduled to appear on Friday and Saturday are Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo, hosts of the Outdoor Channel hunting series, “The Choice.”  The show also features an archery 3-D Shootout, a stocked indoor trout pond for fishing, contests, and seminars.

The Sportsman’s Expo runs from Noon – 8:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is $10 for adults and children age 13 and up, $5 for children ages 6 – 12, and free for those age 5 and younger.  Tickets are $7 for seniors, police officers, firefighters, or members of the military who have proper proof of identification.  More information is available at the Expo’s website:

Collectorsfest 65 takes over the Horticulture Building on Sunday, January 26.  More than 100 vendors will offer sports memorabilia, race memorabilia, sports and non-sports trading cards, autographs, Beanie Babies, comics, toys, and more.  The show features an appearance from former Syracuse University basketball star Eric Devendorf, who was averaging 20 points a game for a professional team in Israel this season until he was sidelined by a back injury.  Devendorf will sign autographs at the event from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Autographs are available for $10.

Collectorsfest runs from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission is $4, with children aged 10 and under admitted for free.  More information is available at the event’s website,

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 21 – September 1, 2014.  The Fair’s mission is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment.

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.  Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, and enjoy photos from the Fair at Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at

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