Beginning Friday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 28 the Country Folk Art show returns to the Horticulture Building. The first of many Holiday shows hosted at the Fairgrounds will feature more handmade items by exhibitors from across the country. Creative decorating accents and gift items will be for sale including: holiday decor, framed art, iron work, lamps, vintage items, florals, handcrafted furniture, textiles and candles. Other show favorites will feature jewelry, wearable art, gourmet delights and much, much more. The event will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 and free for children 12 and under. A hand stamp permits admission all weekend.
Saturday, Oct. 27 will bring Roy Teitsworth’s Onondaga County Area Municipal Surplus and Contractor Equipment Auction to the Belle Isle parking lot at the State Fairgrounds. The auction consists of heavy equipment, cars, pickups, dump trucks and more from municipalities and contractors and is open to the general public. A preview begins at 7 a.m. while the auction begins at 9 a.m. Free for all ages.
Apart from 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 Fairgrounds, home of the Great New York State Fair, is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates year round. A year-round schedule of Fairgrounds events is available on the Fair’s website.