Empire Brewing Company of Syracuse; beer
Middle Ages Brewing Company of Syracuse; beer
Lakeland Winery of Syracuse; wine There will also be companies offering samples and sales of beer, spirits, barbecue sauces, relishes, spices, sausages, pasta sauces, jams, cookies, and condiments, among others. Food
will also be available for sale from the building’s regular food vendor
“November is a perfect time to sample the fruits of the labors of our state’s farmers and
manufacturers. These Central New York firms and several dozen others will help people discover the amazing quality of food and beverages made close to home. And as they become new fans of these products, they will also provide support for the men and women who grow
and make our food,” said James B. Bays, Acting Commissioner of Agriculture.
Tickets for the event are $15 if purchased in advance or $20 at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Advance sale tickets can be purchased in person, over the phone, or by fax. To purchase in person or by phone, visit or call the State Fair administration building during business hours weekdays, where the receptionist will complete the purchase. The receptionist can be reached at 315-487-7711. Tickets purchased over the phone or by fax can be picked up at the reception desk during business hours, or can be picked up at the event, at the Will Call window. The form to fax is available on the New York State Fair website, nysfair.org.
beer or wine glass with which to drink samples. Taste NY was launched by Governor Cuomo to highlight New York's food and beverage
industry, ultimately making the State’s wide variety of products readily available and
recognizable to New York residents, tourists, and the world.
Taste NY is also a major component of the Governor’s $60 million tourism campaign –
the largest such campaign in decades. The program publicizes New York-made food and beverage products via promotions such as Taste NY tents and pavilions at food and wine events and Taste NY stores and kiosks located at Thruway rest stops and soon at airports and other transportation hubs such as Grand Central Station. In 2013, Taste NY has already had a large presence at the PGA Tournament in Rochester and the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse. The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 21
September 1, 2014. The Fair’s mission is to showcase the best
of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment. The home of the Great New York State Fair is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-
round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s