With 20 weeks to go to opening day of the 2018 New York State Fair, State Fair Hound starts the weekly countdown of photos from last year.
The Chevy Court acts announced so far point to the 2018 New York State Fair putting a premium on diversity in its concert lineup. With five musical acts and one rapper booked, a variety of styles, ages and cultures are represented and that’s just how it should be done.
The usual variety of lunkheads have weighed in, responding to related articles on our local daily paper’s website, displaying both their ignorance and intolerance.
Here’ a hint: if you don’t know the performer, maybe he/she/they don’t fit your taste. If the only comment you can make is sarcastic and critical, apparently this act isn’t one you’ll enjoy. Either way, watch for shows you want to see and go to the Fair on those days.
On days when the act isn’t what you enjoy, don’t go. But recognize that someone else may enjoy them and accept the fact that diversity is both fair-minded and good business.
There are now 200 days to the opening of the 2018 New York State Fair. Snow still coats the Chevy Court turf, bone-chilling winds whip down the midway and there’s an icy coating on the posts that await the second running of the Broadway Sky Liner, but it’s encouraging to mark a turning point as we head toward 13 exhilarating days of Empire State fun.
The Fair celebrated the occasion by announcing a second act for the upcoming concert season, soul great Smokey Robinson. The falsetto master will play the evening of Aug. 27, following that day’s afternoon performance of Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits, returning as a perennial Chevy Court favorite.
Here’s another sure sign that the season is approaching–State Fair Hound is gently pressing the throttle, looking forward to our sixth Fair. The coming days will feature new posts, photos and commentary, gradually picking up the pace as melting snow gives way to warmer days and increasing anticipation of Aug. 22, now 200 days away.
The expanded and relocated State Police exhibit area at the 2017 New York State Fair attraction featured appearances by mounted troopers. The horses were an exciting addition to an already popular exhibition. When dismounted, officers chatted with visitors and allowed petting of their steeds. The horses took their place alongside police dogs in promoting good community relations for troopers at the Fair. Look forward to a return engagement next year.