The Stepping Stone Horse Show will come to the Fairgrounds’ Toyota Coliseum beginning Friday, Oct. 19 and ending Sunday, Oct. 21. Friday’s festivities begin at 4 p.m. with Hunter classes over fences at the 2’3” through 2’9” height and are followed by under saddle classes for these divisions. Saturday starts with Hunter and Equitation classes over fences at the 2’3″ through 2’9″ height and is followed by corresponding flat classes. A class for Beginner, Intermediate and Limited riders begins on Saturday afternoon and will be completed Sunday afternoon. The event is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day and is free for all ages.
Fright Nights at the Fair will continue this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Patrons can visit five haunted attractions and the haunted hayride for just $20. The exhibits will be open in the Beef Barn from 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday and from 7 to 11 p.m. on Sunday. This event will continue through every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October.
Returning to the Empire Theater this year is the Talent Company’s presentation of “The Rocky Horror Show,” beginning Friday, Oct. 19 and continuing Saturday, Oct. 20. A spoof on monster and sci-fi movies, “The Rocky Horror Show” is an outrageously fun rock musical. The show opens on Friday at 8 p.m. and has showings at 8 p.m. and midnight on Saturday. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $20 for students. Tickets may be purchased on The Talent Company’s website.
At the Salt City Autumn Antiques Show, the spirit of the Madison-Bouckville Outdoor Antiques Show carries over into the fall Saturday and Sunday inside the Center of Progress Building where over 250 selected dealers cover thousands of square feet of floor space. In addition, West Lake Conservators Ltd. of Skaneateles, NY will provide free preservation consultations of historic art and artifacts. There will also be opportunities to connect with dealers on the possible sale of antiques you own. Porter service and worldwide shipping will be available. The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21. Admission is $7.00 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. A weekend pass can be purchased for $8.00.
Sunday, Oct. 21 will bring the Collectorsfest Sports Memorabilia Show back to the Fairgrounds’ Horticulture Building. This show is one of the biggest shows in upstate New York and consists of Sports Memorabilia, Race Memorabilia, Sports and Non-Sports Cards, Autographs, Beanie Babies, Comics, Starting Line Up, Toys, and a much, much more. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. Admission is $4.00 for adults; children 10 and under are free.
Apart from the annual Great 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 Fairgrounds, home of the Great New York State Fair, is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year round. A year-round schedule of Fairgrounds events is available on the Fair’s website.