One of the most anticipated events of the year is upon us and it is expected that around 1 million people will travel to Central New York this month to attend the 181st New York State Fair.

There are so many great things to do at the state fair, It is really one of the favorite things that I put on my summer bucket list and there are tons of reasons why.

You have all the typical fair stuff like nods to agriculture, rides, and of course fried dough. But, if there is one thing in particular that truly I love about the Great New York State Fair it has to be the concerts.

I have attended several fairs in my day, and very few of them offer the same level of entertainment that I have seen at the New York State Fairgrounds. Unlike other fairs that offer entertainment, the best part is that you can see all sorts of artists for just the cost of admission to the fair, which is only $6; while other fairs charge an additional ticket price to see a concert.

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5 Concerts At The Great New York State Fair That You Must See

More than 50 concerts are on the lineup for this year's fair, which is set to run from Wednesday, August 23 through Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023. Of all the shows that are coming, there are 5 in particular that is a must-see and you should totally add to your agenda:

Chubby Checker - Wednesday, August 23, 2023, 1:00 PM Chevy Court

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REO Speedwagon - Monday, August 28, 2023, 8:00 PM Suburban Park

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Bret Michaels - Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 6:00 PM Chevy Court

Press Conference For THE STADIUM TOUR DEF LEPPARD - MOTLEY CRUE - POISON At SiriusXM's Hollywood Studios
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Slick Rick - Saturday, August 26, 2023, 2:00 PM Suburban Park

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Bell Biv Devoe - Sunday, August 27, 2023, 8:00 PM Suburban Park

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