Countdown to the Fair: Crews getting grounds ready to go

With just 16 days to go before the start of the New York State Fair on August 21


, the fairgrounds were bustling with activity Tuesday.

Crews from Sollecito Landscaping were busy planting trees outside the Administration Building and roses outside the Horticulture Building. JDS Concrete was working on a new staircase and ramp alongside the Science and Industry Building while APJ Home Improvements tackled the decking.

One of the first vendors to get their main booth started, Gianelli Sausage, began work on framing and plumbing the serving area in preparation for a new top coat of linoleum.

Watch the video to get a behind scenes look at Tuesday's preparations through the eyes of Photojournalist Lewis Karpel.