New York State Fair

We went to the New York State Fair on Sep 5th, and had a great time, for the most part!  The first thing I had to do was to see the sand sculpture in the Center of Progress Building:

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The Beatles! This was amazing!

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Next, we had to go to the Women’s Building to see the organ from Syracuse’s Keith’s Theatre, which was torn down and the organ was saved. Somebody was playing it, so we sat for a while and listened to him!

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All of the pipes are hidden, unfortunately! I would love to see them!

Then we went to the Horticulture Building, which was a HUGE disappointment. I haven’t been to the fair in years, and the Hort building used to be all about veggies, fruits, flowers, honey and maple syrup. Now there is way too much commercialism.

Then we went to the Railroad museum where we saw several old cars, engines and a caboose:

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Old Amtrak engine with a panograph! Cool!

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James Strate left this car here in Syracuse!

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We then went to the Dairy Building to see the butter sculpture:

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Then we walked all of the way to the other end of the fairgrounds to see the tractor pull:

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Lotsa smoke, cough cough!

And then to see the James Strate train used today – I like the older car better!
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Side of the semi truck cab:
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Then we went to the midway:
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Got something to eat at P-Z-O’s:
P-Z-O's - now only available at the State Fair!

Saw a horse show in the Colliseum which was boring – it was just a bunch of people posting. Then we saw some baby pigs – don’t you love their little black rumps?
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Saw many other things but didn’t take pics of everything. There’s so much to see. I can’t wait ’til next year – where I may have to go twice!