Acting State Fair Director Troy Waffner today announced that the New York State Fair has been named one of America's top state fairs by Yahoo! Travel. This news comes just a couple weeks after Hopper.com ranked the Fair as the number one State Fair in the United States.
"The Fair has a lot of excitement this year with new exhibits, great concerts featuring international superstars, and a huge focus on New York agriculture," said Waffner. "Momentum is clearly on our side and as evidenced by these recent reports, people are taking notice."
In an independent survey conducted at the conclusion of the 2013 Fair, fairgoers cited food as the number one reason for visiting every year. Last year, the Fair introduced Taste NY Wine and Cheese seminars and also a competition as a way to engage fairgoers and educate them about the various wines and cheeses that are made here in New York State. Like much of the food and drinks at the Fair, they were a big hit and the report by Yahoo! Travel cites these seminars as the "Best Thing To Stuff Your Face With" for 2014. These seminars will return this year twice a day in the Horticulture Building, as will the Taste NY Wine and Cheese Competition.