The Great New York State Fair will go on...perhaps a sign of a return to near-normal!
The State Fair and other county and local fairs are great reasons to get out and go CAMP NEW YORK!
For New Yorkers, one tell-tale marker that summer is winding down is The Great New York State Fair. It is the event of the year for many people, young and old.
We sorely missed the state fair - and many other events - last year. Thankfully, the state fair is back again this year for 18 days of fun from August 20 through Labor Day. Admission fees have been lowered to only $3/day, and that gets you access to many demonstrations, activities, tastings, and free performances from an almost insane variety of musical acts from genres including country, rock, rap, pop, and R&B.
And, many other fairs are back on track this year - we can almost smell the cotton candy and candy apples. Many of you go camping to enjoy simple pleasures. Local and county fairs and firemen's field days are among the best of Americana experiences; the essence of a local fair really hasn't changed much over the years. There are many to choose from throughout the rest of July and all through August and into September.
CAMP NEW YORK, and plan your stay to coincide with a trip to the fair!
Travel safe and consult with NY's COVID-19 resources
Are you doing your part to minimize invasive species?
New York has been seeing an uptick in destructive activity by one invasive insect in particular this summer - the gypsy moth. These critters feed on the leaves of trees such as oak, maple, apple, birch, pine, spruce, and more, and can be very damaging.
We urge you to go on the very handy and informative Nuisance & Invasive Species webpage, managed by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, to learn about the aquatic and terrestrial invasive species and how to identify them, and find out what you can do - or shouldn't do - to help minimize their impact on our outdoor spaces.