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!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jayne
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 06:25:40

    How fun Pam!! I’ll have to show Sam the trains. ;c)

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  2. Scott Thomas Photography
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 14:16:11

    Looks like you had a good day at the Fair. You are right there is so much to do and see. It is hard to do in one day. I go a few times each year.

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  3. Pam
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 10:54:06

    Jayne – Hope Sam enjoys the trains!

    Scott – Next year I’m going more times, for sure!

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  4. cindy
    Oct 06, 2010 @ 07:49:58

    Wow! With each passing picture I thought it can’t get better than the last one. So sweet to have the momma pig nursing her babies. too precious.

    Where is the 1000 lakes bridge? We went to Montreal once and had to cross over on this huge bridge. The view was breathtaking.

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  5. Laurie
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 19:23:59

    Wow, those photos are amazing!

    Reply

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