Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
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March 18, 2014

Syracuse Motorama Brings Classic Cars to the State Fairgrounds

Hard Hat Expo Provides Showcase for New Ideas in Construction

Acting State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced the following events running from Wednesday, March 19 to Sunday, March 23 at the New York State Fairgrounds:

Dozens of automobiles will fill the Center of Progress Building for the annual Syracuse Motorama Saturday and Sunday.  Custom-built cars, along with classic vehicles, hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles, and more will be on display.  There will also be companies offering products and services for the custom car enthusiast.

There will also be musical performances.  Timeline will play on Saturday from 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.  Dan Elliott’s duo will perform from 2:00 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children aged 12 and under.  Presale tickets for $7 are available at three locations. Visit for details.

People involved in the construction industry will converge on the Fairgrounds this week for the annual Hard Hat Expo in the Exhibit Center.  The show specializes in showing off the latest and greatest in construction equipment and services.  People attending the show can also enjoy the Backhoe and Steer Skid Rodeos.  Admission is free for qualified industry buyers.  Visit for details on how to apply for a ticket.  The show runs on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

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, reflected in its 2014 theme, “Summer’s Best in Show,” 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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