NYS State Fair

Fair Bet: A Walk Through State Fair History
10:59 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Take a Trip Through New York State Fair History

Credit John Smith, WAER News / 2013 NYS State Fair Exhibit

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a trip through New York State Fair History in Syracuse?  The ferris wheel wasn't always on the midway as we know it today.


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Player Piano Making Melodies at State Fair
12:06 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Fairgoers Making Music of Their Own at Empire State Theater and Musical Museum

A fairgoer tries out the player piano at the State Fair. She later demonstrated her own piano playing kills.
Credit John Smith / WAER News


The State Fair is winding down, and if you’re looking for something different to check out, the Empire State Theatre and Musical Museum in the Art and Home Center might fit the bill.  Sure, you’ll be hoofing it all over the fairgrounds, but spare yourself some energy to perform some 'pedal pumping' on a player piano from the early 1900’s.




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