Day 9 at the NY State Fair summary
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 23:08:40 GMT —
This Friday say lots of young people at the fair: Youth Day lets under 16s in for free.
The Friday before Labor Day is also Native American Day. At the Iroquois Village, there is dancing every day of the Fair, but more Native Americans were on the grounds for 'their' day, with more participating in the dancing and other ceremonies.
The Sand Scupture, in the Center of Progress, is now complete, with lots of people stopping by to take pictures of its 'Sharing the Bounty and Pride of NY' theme (you met the originator of that slogan, Syracusan Kathy Denman, in our Tuesday noon news).
There are some vendors who become destinations to watch: Normant's Salt Water Taffy, behind the horse barns, draws crowds to see the big machines, which they made, stretching and forming the candy.
Also on the Fairgrounds, we noticed lots of Orange today, as fans get ready for tomorrow's SU Football season opener on Saturday afternoon.
Sales of SU tshirts and more are brisk on the fairgrounds, including at the Papa's booth just inside the front gate, where late this afternoon they introduced new ACC-licensed SU shirts, with the season schedule on their backs. (check the video for a look at the white and gray models)