Geddes, N.Y. - Day Two of the Great New York State Fair follows a record-setting opening day.
Yesterday, 73,596 people attended the Fair. That was more than last year; the first year that the Fair ran 13 days. Fair Officials say that 8,100 people stood in the lawn in front of the Experience Stage and were Shakin' to Eddie Money while an estimated 14,000 were on-hand to see Blondie.
State Fair Spokesman Dave Bullard checked-in with NewsRadio 570 WSYR's Dave Allen Tuesday Morning:
Opening Day also unveiled the new 136,000-square-foot $63 million Exposition Center. Governor Andrew Cuomo was on hand for the ribbon cutting where he also announced that the Pan-African Village would be named for Syracuse Civil-Rights stalwart and long-time Syracuse Common Councilor Van Robinson. It will now be known as the Van Robinson Pan-African Village.
Bob Lonsberry had some fun out at the Fair for Governor's Day. You can see pictures and listen to the show from yesterday, by clicking here.
Today is Three Dollar Thursday. With that three dollar admission, fairgoers can see Dave Mason and Steve Cropper at 2:00 p.m. at Chevy Court. At 6:00 p.m. pop-punk group All Time Low will perform at the Experience Stage at the Fairgrounds western end. The Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform the Chevy Court nightcap beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Today is also free for anyone who has a valid State hunting or fishing license. It is the first of two Family Fishing Days on the pond in the New York Experience Area on the western end of the fairgrounds. Department of Environmental Conservation will be provide fishing poles for those looking to enjoy some fishing between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.