The Great New York State Fair Hosts Diverse Cultural Attractions August 22 – September 3, 2018


Pan-African Village, Gospel Music Weekend, Latino Village Weekend, Iroquois Indian Village August 22 – September 3, 2018

More than one million people experience this affordable, 13-day celebration of delicious food, eye-opening exhibits, captivating entertainment and great fun. The New York State Fair’s 173nd edition will showcase thousands of animals, hundreds of commercial attractions, scores of exciting midway rides and dozens of big-name entertainers… all just a short trip from wherever you live!  For the entire NYS Fair Daily Schedule Click Here

More cultural offerings are available, as ethnic communities continue efforts to diversify the New York State Fair. Each year the Fair has created areas celebrating various cultures that are an important part of New York State. These improvements didn’t occur overnight. The diverse entertainment, food and crafts now available at the event are due to the hard work of vendors, organizations and individuals who met with fair officials, advocating for a better fair experience for all.

Gospel Music Weekend

Gospel Sunday (click on image to enlarge)

Join us the evening of Saturday, August 25th and all day Sunday, August 26th for the Fair’s traditional Gospel Music Weekend of uplifting music and joyful voices at the Talent Showcase stage. The New York State Fair Youth Gospel Choir, The Gospel Legends of Columbia, SC, and several other groups and choirs will help keep the Good News and good music flowing on the Talent Showcase Stage.

2018 Gospel Music Weekend schedule

Pan-African Village

Pan African Village craft vendors (click on image to enlarge)

Located between the Center of Progress Building and the Wegmans Art and Home Center, you can come of the Pan-African Village to learn about New York’s African-American history while you listen to music with African roots, taste African and Caribbean inspired food in the food court sponsored by Total Care, sip southern-style lemonade and browse booths filled with ethnic items. Click here to view the full entertainment schedule.

Date Time Event
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 6:00pm Colleen Kattau & Dos XX
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 8:00pm Neil Minet & Electric Mud
Thursday, August 23, 2018 4:00pm Modern Mudd
Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:00pm Diana Jacobs Band
Friday, August 24, 2018 4:00pm Jane Zell & Zelltones
Friday, August 24, 2018 6:00pm Paradigm Shift
Friday, August 24, 2018 8:00pm Soft Spoken
Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:00pm Kambuyu Marimba
Saturday, August 25, 2018 4:00pm Amani Bowale
Saturday, August 25, 2018 6:00pm Neil Minet & Electric Mud
Saturday, August 25, 2018 8:00pm Cold Sweat
Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:00pm Sydni Eure
Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:00pm Erica Webber
Sunday, August 26, 2018 6:00pm Big Brother
Sunday, August 26, 2018 8:00pm DJ Showcase
Monday, August 27, 2018 4:00pm Lorijo Manley
Monday, August 27, 2018 6:00pm Tanksley
Monday, August 27, 2018 8:00pm DJ Showcase
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 4:00pm Brownskin Band
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 7:00pm Brownskin Band
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 4:00pm Pharaohs
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:00pm DJ Big Boy
Thursday, August 30, 2018 4:00pm Gant – Painting Poet
Thursday, August 30, 2018 6:00pm Stevie Wolf
Friday, August 31, 2018 12:00pm The Blacklites
Friday, August 31, 2018 4:00pm Missy Belgie
Friday, August 31, 2018 6:00pm Ananse Cultural Ensemble
Friday, August 31, 2018 8:00pm Quick Change
Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:00pm Yat Hip Hop Dance
Saturday, September 1, 2018 2:00pm C-Jack Showcase
Saturday, September 1, 2018 6:00pm Hevn’Ayn & Friends
Saturday, September 1, 2018 8:00pm Bobby Green
Sunday, September 2, 2018 12:00pm Ashleigh Janaye
Sunday, September 2, 2018 2:00pm Gant – Painting Poet
Sunday, September 2, 2018 4:00pm Peoples AME Zion
Sunday, September 2, 2018 7:00pm Anomalous People
Monday, September 3, 2018 12:30pm B-muZik_4U
Monday, September 3, 2018 4:00pm Wayne Tucker Band
Monday, September 3, 2018 6:00pm Trio Los Claveles

 

 Latino Village Weekend

Latino Village, located at the New York Experience, is where the Fiesta is at! The Fair is providing the perfect platform for fair goers of all ages and beautiful colors to gather and enjoy a unique culturally infused experience. The Experience Stage is at the heart of Latino Village where you can catch some of the best entertainment with daily show times at 2, 4, 6, & 8. Food & Drink vendors will temp and satisfy your taste buds by providing Latino/Hispanic and other cuisine that are simply delicioso (delicious). Vendors and Exhibitors offer quality goods, services, and resources. Latino Village will be held August 24-26 and will strive to make every visitor feel Bienvenido (Welcome).

Iroquois Indian Village

Traditional Long House (click on image to enlarge)

Come learn about and celebrate the culture and heritage of the original New Yorkers at the Iroquois Indian Village. You can experience every day the traditional music, dance, crafts and customs of the Iroquois. This section of the Fairgrounds has been dedicated to Six Nations programs since 1928.

Come see the new Turtle Mound, home of the traditional dances that take place three times daily at 11:00am, 4:00pm and 7:00pm. The mound has been built to resemble a turtle, an animal sacred to the Iroquois. The village also received new roofs on its buildings and other renovations this year.

During the 2018 State Fair, the Fairgrounds are transformed into the live music entertainment capital of New York State!
St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview

St. Joseph’s Lakeview Amphitheater (click on image to enlarge)

The picturesque St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview is Central New York’s premier destination to see the world’s biggest stars in a world-class, outdoor amphitheater.  Located on the shores of Onondaga Lake in Syracuse, NY, this state-of-the-art outdoor music venue accommodates 17,500 avid music lovers; offering reserved seating for 5,000 and featuring a spacious lawn perfect for enjoying memorable performances under the stars with friends and family.

Click Here  for St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview schedule and information.

Come see, and hear for yourself by checking out the exciting lineups at each of their venues…
Chevy Court Concerts

13 Days of free entertainment with two shows daily is scheduled for the Stan Colella Stage at Chevy Court for the 2018 New York State Fair. The lineup provides a wide-ranging mix of musical talent from country to nostalgia to today’s popular music. Concerts at Chevy Court, which drew more than a quarter million people in 2017, are sponsored by Chevrolet and are all free to Fairgoers with your Fair admission!

Seating areas in Chevy Court are limited to first come – first seated.  View all our Chevy Court Policies.

 

Date Time Event
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 9:55am Star Spangled Competition winner
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:00am Bridge Street (Live TV show)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:00pm Mir Fontane
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 8:00pm Blondie
Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:55am Star Spangled Competition winner
Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:00am Bridge Street (Live TV show)
Thursday, August 23, 2018 2:00pm Dave Mason & Steve Cropper
Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:00pm Tedeschi Trucks Band
Friday, August 24, 2018 9:55am Star Spangled Competition winner
Friday, August 24, 2018 10:00am Bridge Street (Live TV show)
Friday, August 24, 2018 2:00pm Rayvn Lenae
Friday, August 24, 2018 6:00pm Pride Day Parade
Friday, August 24, 2018 8:00pm Ludacris
Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:55am Star Spangled Competition winner
Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:00pm LIVE
Saturday, August 25, 2018 8:00pm Counting Crows
Sunday, August 26, 2018 9:55am Star Spangled Competition winner
Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:00pm Jackyl
Sunday, August 26, 2018 8:00pm Hunter Hayes
Monday, August 27, 2018 9:55am Star Spangled Competition winner
Monday, August 27, 2018 10:00am Bridge Street (Live TV show)
Monday, August 27, 2018 2:00pm Peter Noone
Monday, August 27, 2018 6:00pm Law Enforcement Day Parade
Monday, August 27, 2018 8:00pm Smokey Robinson
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:55am Star Spangled Competition winner
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:00am Bridge Street (Live TV show)
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 2:00pm The Temptations
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 6:00pm Fire & Rescue Day Parade
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:00pm Dickey Betts
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 9:55am Star Spangled Competition winner
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:00am Bridge Street (Live TV show)
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:00pm Moriah Formica
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 6:00pm Women’s Day Parade
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:00pm Lil Yachty
Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:55am Star Spangled Competition winner
Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:00am Bridge Street (Live TV show)
Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:00pm Jukin’ Bone
Thursday, August 30, 2018 6:00pm Armed Forces Day Parade
Thursday, August 30, 2018 8:00pm Hanson
Friday, August 31, 2018 9:55am Star Spangled Competition winner
Friday, August 31, 2018 10:00am Bridge Street (Live TV show)
Friday, August 31, 2018 2:00pm The Spirit of Johnny Cash featuring Harold Ford
Friday, August 31, 2018 6:00pm Native American Day Parade
Friday, August 31, 2018 8:00pm Big & Rich
Saturday, September 1, 2018 9:55am Star Spangled Competition winner
Saturday, September 1, 2018 2:00pm Collective Soul
Saturday, September 1, 2018 8:00pm ZZ Top
Sunday, September 2, 2018 9:55am Star Spangled Competition winner
Sunday, September 2, 2018 2:00pm The Brownskin Band + Joe Driscoll
Sunday, September 2, 2018 8:00pm A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Monday, September 3, 2018 9:55am Star Spangled Competition winner
Monday, September 3, 2018 10:30am Labor Day parade and rally
Monday, September 3, 2018 1:00pm Maren Morris
Monday, September 3, 2018 6:00pm Niall Horan