It is Native American Day at the New York State Fair. As the ninth day gets underway, Native Americans receive free admission to the fair. YNN's Brad Vivacqua tells you what to expect on Friday at the fair.
NEW YORK STATE FAIR -- Friday at the fair is also Student's Day. It is the perfect occasion to show off the hardwork of the 4H groups from around the state.
In honor of Native American Day, fairgoers are encouraged to experience the Indian Village at the fairgrounds. The village highlights the history of Native Americans in New York State. All six nations, including Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora are all represented at the fair.
There are special events scheduled throughout the day Friday, including tribal dancing and concerts. The Indian Village also offers a chance to eat some food or shop for unique gifts.
According to officials, they are always trying to improve the Indian Village.
"We like to get feedback that would make the village even better, and they tell us, and we're working on it. We're working on things to make it more comfortable for them," said Norman Jimerson, Indian Village Supervisor.
"Members of the agricultural society, we enjoy sharing our culture, we enjoy the person to person experience, and sharing that with them. So, any guest who comes in, feel free to talk to and get to know anyone in any of the crafts buildings," said Jordan Cook, Onondaga Nation Clan Member.
The Indian Village will certainly be a busy place today and you're encouraged to come visit any time through the duration of the fair.
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