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October 01, 2014

Fright Nights at the Fair and Several Other Events at the New York State Fairgrounds This Weekend

Acting State Fair Director Troy Waffner today announced the following events taking place at the New York State Fairgrounds from October 3 to 5:

Fright Nights at the Fair will return to the New York State Fairgrounds this weekend. This show is known as Central New York’s largest and spookiest haunted attraction. With five different attractions, there is something for everyone The Dungeon of Doom, The Clown Prison, The Hostel, The House of the Living Dead and The Chainsaw Massacre.  Friday and Saturday the show will run from 7:00 p.m. to midnight and on Sunday it will go from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the Beef Cattle Barn. Tickets to the event are $10.00 for single attraction and $20.00 for multi-attraction. They are available at the event website or by calling (315) 863-1531.

The Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training Course will be offered at the Fairgrounds on October 3 and 4. The training will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days and will take place in the Youth Building. The cost is free but pre-registration to the event is required at Through hands-on training and live animal demonstrations, the goal of this two-day awareness course is to prepare farmers, first responders, law enforcement and animal control officers, veterinarians and serious horse/cattle owners with tactics, techniques and heavy rescue procedures on how to safely respond to emergency incidents. The training will feature handling techniques, tactics and procedures for vertical lift, mud rescue and trailer overturn.

On October 4 and 5, the PtHA of NYS Year End Futurity Show will run from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the 4-H Rings & Stables.  It is a kid friendly show and admission is free. This year-end Pinto horse futurity show is for all disciplines of riding youth, amateur and open exhibitors.

The NY Rabbit & Cavy Breeders Association Annual Convention will run on October 4 and 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Center.  Admission is free.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the original Broadway production, the Salt City Center for Performing Arts presents “Fiddler on the Roof” in the Empire Theater. On Friday and Saturday the show will begin at 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission into the show is $30.00 but there are Group/Senior/Student rates available.

On Sunday the Collectorsfest Sports Memorabilia Show will take place in the Horticulture Building from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is the largest one-day show in the state of New York and will feature a lineup of Syracuse University Hall of Fame legends. Admission into the event is $4.00 for adults and children under 10 are free.

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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