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CNY Events for a Music-Filled Fair Weekend

There are plenty of CNY events this weekend in addition to the 2016 Great New York State Fair.

It’s time for the Great New York State Fair, everyone! The annual spectacle has finally arrived whether you enjoy it or not. This may signify the last hurrah before the school year begins, and other around town offerings may slow down. However, CNY events and adventures are still prominent. Here’s a mix of activities to enjoy this weekend if you do attend the fair or decide to avoid it.

Animal Antics

Birds of Prey

Where: State Park, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse
When: Thursday, Aug. 25 – Sunday, Aug. 28 | 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with Fair Admission: $10 | (800) 475-FAIR

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Where: Youth Activity Center, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse
When: Thursday, Aug. 25 – Sunday, Aug. 28 | 12:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m.
Cost: Free with Fair Admission: $10 | (800) 475-FAIR

Swifty Swine Racing Pigs

Where: Kiddieland, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse
When: Thursday, Aug. 25 – Sunday, Aug. 28 | 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5 p.m.
Cost: Free with Fair Admission: $10 | (800) 475-FAIR

 

Music

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Where: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W. State St., Ithaca
When: Thursday, Aug. 25 | noon
Cost: $35 | (607) 277-8283

Spaceship Days

Where: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St., Homer
When: Friday, Aug. 26 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $23/general, $20/seniors, $18/students, free/military, vets, children under 18 | (607) 749-4900

Ridgestock

Where: The Ridge Golf Course & Tavern, 1281 Salt Springs Road Chittenango
When: Saturday, Aug. 27 | 1 p.m.
Cost: $25, $100/pack of 5 | 687-6900

Miscellany

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Thursday | 7:30 p.m.
Friday | 7:30 p.m. & 9:45 p.m.
Saturday | 7 p.m. & 9:45 p.m.
Sunday | 7:30 p.m.

Where: Funny Bone Comedy Club, Destiny USA, Syracuse
When: Thursday, Aug. 25 – Sunday, Aug. 28
Cost: $10/Thursday & Sunday, $12/Friday & Saturday | 423-8669

Celebrate the Tubman $20

Where: Matilda Joslyn Gage Center, 210 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville
When: Friday, Aug. 26 | 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $20/advance, $25/door | 637-9511

Taste NY Wine & Cheese Seminars

Where: Horticulture Building, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse
When: Thursday, Aug. 25 – Sunday, Aug. 28 | 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with Fair Admission: $10 | (800) 475-FAIR

 

Stage

Steve Martin’s WASP and Other Plays

Where: Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E.
When: Thursday, Aug. 25 – Saturday, Aug. 27 | 8 p.m. performances
Cost: $17/Thursday, $20/Friday & Saturday | 885-8960

Kitchen Witches

Where: Cortland Repertory Theatre, 6799 Little York Lake Road, Preble
When: Thursday, Aug. 25 – Saturday, Aug. 27 | 7:30 p.m. performances
Cost: $29-$31/evenings, $24-$26/matinees | (607) 756-7627, (800) 427-6160

film__4211-treasure-island--detailTreasure Island

Thursday | 7:30 p.m.
Friday | 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Saturday | 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Where: Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Emerson Park, 6877 E. Lake Road, Auburn
When: 
Thursday, Aug. 25 – Saturday, Aug. 27
Cost: $45-$55/adults, $42-$52/seniors, $25/students and ages under 22 | 255-1785, (800) 457-8897

 

Editor’s Picks

Curtis Salgado

Where: Funk ‘N Waffles, 307 S. Clinton St., Syracuse
When: Friday, Aug. 26 | 9 p.m.
Cost: $15/advance, $20/door

maxresdefaultThe Melvins

Where: The Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St.
When: Friday, Aug. 26 | 9 p.m.
Cost: $20/advance, $25/door | 422-3511.

Ani DiFranco

Where: Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards, 2708 Lords Hill Road, LaFayette
When: 
Saturday, Aug. 27 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $30/advance, $35/door | 422-3511

 

Take me out to the Chiefs Game…

Syracuse Chiefs Opening Day (April 16) Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times All baseball games are played at NBT Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Dr, Syracuse. Box office phone: 474-7833.

Dollar Thursday / ZOOperstars

Opponent: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRaiders
When: 
Thursday, Aug. 25 | 6:35 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online

Fireworks Friday

Opponent: Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
When: 
Friday, Aug. 26 | 7:05 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online

Super Saturday / SU Athletics Night

Opponent: Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
When: 
Saturday, Aug. 27 | 7:05 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online

Family Sunday / Back to School

Opponent: Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
When: 
Sunday, Aug. 28 | 1:05 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online

 

Free* Chevy Court Shows

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The Fairgrounds is located at 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse.
*Free with $10 fair admission, of course.

Thursday, Aug. 25: Opening Day / Governor’s Day

2 p.m. | Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
8 p.m. | Kesha

Friday, Aug. 26: Law Enforcement Day / Pride Day

2 p.m. | Braiden Sunshine & Chance Pena
8 p.m. | Toto

Saturday, Aug. 27: Unofficial Just Another Day Day

2 p.m. | Magic!
8 p.m. | Dashboard Confessional

Sunday, Aug. 28: Unofficial Sunday Funday Day

2 p.m. | Air Supply
8 p.m. | Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers

 

Weather Forecast

(Subject to change, of course.)

THURSDAY

Temperature: 85 degrees / 70 degrees
Conditions: Rain the first day of the Fair: Sign of good luck.

FRIDAY

Temperature: 84 degrees / 62 degrees
Conditions: A little bit of rain never dissolved anybody.

SATURDAY

Temperature: 80 degrees / 58 degrees
Conditions: Sunshine Saturday.

SUNDAY 

Temperature: 86 degrees / 60 degrees
Conditions: Lookin’ good.

                                     

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