State Fair Hound

An independent view of the New York State Fair

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Countdown Photo–13 Weeks

You could get a spectacular view of the Fairgrounds from the DEC fire tower. Unfortunately, people aren't allowed to make the climb, probably due to safety concerns.

You could get a spectacular view of the Fairgrounds from the DEC fire tower. Unfortunately, people aren’t allowed to make the climb, probably due to safety concerns.

Three-Month Bustle

With about three months to go to New York State Fair opening day 2017, work continues at several spots on the grounds. Here are some sights from a recent visit.

The State Police exhibit is moving to a new location behind the Horticulture Building.

The State Police exhibit is moving to a new location behind the Horticulture Building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grass is growing on the RV park, fulfilling a promise to replace the gravel ground cover.

Grass is growing on the RV park, fulfilling a promise to replace the gravel ground cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classy brick sidewalks will lead to the entrances to the Art and Home Center.

Classy brick sidewalks will lead to the entrances to the Art and Home Center.

 

Countdown Photo–14 Weeks

You'll see the friendly and jovial Dennis at the Sports Activity Center.

You’ll see the friendly and jovial Dennis at the Sports Activity Center.

Countdown Photo–15 Weeks

Changes are coming to the popular milk bar. This is how it looked in 2016.

Changes are coming to the popular milk bar. This is how it looked in 2016.

Countdown Photo–16 Weeks

There's never any shortage of available headwear for fans of horse shows or country music at the New York State Fair.

There’s never any shortage of available headwear for fans of horse shows or country music at the New York State Fair.

Farewell Baillee

Baillee never attended the New York State Fair, but she enjoyed playing with toys purchased there.

Baillee never attended the New York State Fair, but she enjoyed playing with toys purchased there. The Hound will miss her.

Countdown Photo–17 Weeks

The Hound has heard that our New York State Fair had the first Ferris Wheel. This one is the latest version.

The Hound has heard that our New York State Fair had the first Ferris Wheel. This one is the latest version.

Countdown Photo–18 Weeks

This lovey couple shared a cold mug in the Midway beer tent.

This lovely couple shared a cold mug in the Midway beer tent.

Countdown Photo–19 Weeks

On creative vendor used this puppet show to attract customers at last year's Fair.

On creative vendor used this puppet show to attract customers at last year’s Fair.

Countdown Photo–20 Weeks

Maybe you had a few beers on the midway, but you really did see this pink elephant guarding the Grange stand's smoker.

Maybe you had a few beers on the midway, but you really did see this pink elephant guarding the Grange stand’s smoker.

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