Well, that escalated quickly!  Marijuana was just recently legalized here in New York State and now you can smoke like a chimney at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. The fair kicks off this Friday, August 20 and runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.  According to Spectrum News, you will be allowed to smoke weed at the fair, if you are an adult.  Smoking will be permitted outside, but will not be allowed indoors or at Chevy Court and Chevy Park.
Here's what you need to know to attend the Great New York State Fair:

Dates: August 20 - September 6, 2021
Location: 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13209 (click here to see a map of the fairgrounds)
Admission Cost: Gate tickets are currently $3.00 (excluding fees and taxes)
Parking Cost: $5.00 (excluding fees and taxes) **Must be purchased online
Concerts: Free with paid admission (Nas, Tee Grizzley, 98 Degrees, Bell Biv Devoe, YG, Nelly and others are performing)
More Information: Visit the Fair's website here
 

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