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June 24, 2016

‘Real Housewife’ Teresa Giudice Appears at the Great New York State Fair

Giudice Will Discuss Her New Memoir, Spend Time with Fans at Empire Theater Appearance

Fans of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” will have a unique opportunity to hear from and meet Teresa Giudice, who will be discussing her new memoir at the Empire Theater in the Art & Home Center on opening night of the Great New York State Fair, Aug. 25.

Tickets to Giudice’s 7:30 p.m. event go on sale Monday, June 27.  Tickets are $30 for admission to the moderated question-and-answer session and a meet-and-greet with Giudice afterwards, or $20 without the meet-and-greet opportunity.  Meet-and-greets include an autograph, a 5”x7” photo of Giudice, a photo taken with her, and a gift. All tickets include admission to the Fair.  Tickets are available here: Etix, the Fair’s official ticket vendor, charges a small additional fee per ticket.  Beer, wine and other beverages will be available in the theater.

The daughter of Italian immigrants, Giudice grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, where she met Joe, her husband of 16 years. Giudice devotes herself to her four beautiful daughters -- Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana.  A graduate of Berkeley College with a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management, Teresa is an inspirational working mom. She launched her own line of bottled bellinis, Fabellini, and is a four time New York Times bestselling author.  Her newest book, “Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again,” offers a behind-the-scenes look at her marriage, her rise to fame, the importance of her family, and the reality TV franchise that made her a household name in her explosive and ultimately uplifting first-ever memoir.  Giudice is a dynamic business woman who has showcased her business savvy by starring on NBC's hit show “Celebrity Apprentice,” where she raised $70k for the charity NephCure.

Giudice is a mainstay in the cast of “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” which begins its seventh season in July by chronicling her emotional return to her family from prison.

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 25 to September 5, 2016.  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

Dave Bullard
Assistant Public Information Officer | State Fair Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Department of Agriculture and Markets | The Great New York State Fair
581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse, NY  13209
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