SYRACUSE – This weekend proved to be a wonderful time at the Great New York State Fair.
A carnival of fun recently ranked as one of the top 50 fairs across the United States.
Despite the projected temperature of 91 degrees, fairgoers enjoyed the rides and the midway well into the evening.
Temperatures dropped to a comfortable 70 degrees by 9 p.m.
The fair wraps up on Labor Day Monday.
Our fair lady, Joleene DesRosiers Moody, shares some photos from her recent trek through the fairgrounds.
David Priest of Phoenix wins the best prize at the fair. A goldfish!
Brandon Vorhees of Watertown listens as the game attendant explains how the game “Railrunner” works. “I like playing the games at the fair,” 10-year old said. “It’s more fun than the rides. I think. You have to use a strategy to try and win a prize.”
Three-year-old Christopher Huard of Syracuse is OUT! But that didn’t stop his siblings from having a little fun with him as he dozed. “His big sister and brother had the idea of getting him a fake tattoo while he was asleep,” his mother, Sharon Hurad of Syracuse said. “When he wakes up, he’s gonna find a snake on his arm!”
Tanya and Jason Priest fought their way through a busy crowd to find the “donut hamburger”! “I tried this last year when it was here for the first time and loved it!” Jason Priest of Phoenix said. “We made this a priority this year, and it was the first thing we went after when we walked through the gate!”
One-year-old Evyon Murray of Syracuse enjoys deep fried dough at his very first New York State Fair.
Midway at dusk as seen from the Ferris Wheel.
Jason Priest of Phoenix throws a baseball along the midway to try and win a prize for his wife.