As we reported on Aug. 27, the New York State Fair history exhibit was a sensational addition to the permanent Fair features. The Fair did a great job building it and made use of some underutilized space in the Grange Building.


Better yet, there’s room for more and we envision it being updated, expanded and improved over time. Of course, what makes it so much fun is reliving memories of shows you attended, people you saw, attractions you visited, events you remember. Memories are the Fairgoer’s friends and a major factor in the strong returning patron numbers that are absolutely vital to survival and profitability.

When you attend an exhibit that invites long gazing punctuated by excited comments, that’s a very good thing for the Fair. And new features create pre-Fair buzz that boosts advance ticket sales and ultimately, attendance.