Hot weather at the fair, record heat possible!
It’s looking like today will be a sweaty one, especially if you’re walking around the fairgrounds! YNN meteorologists say we’ll see temperatures in the low 90s today, and we *could* beat the old record in Syracuse of 93 degrees, last set in 1995.
It was a steamy one yesterday, too, and some folks were cooling down with water. But it wasn’t just any water – it was the best water in the state! It was the 26th annual New York State Drinking Water Contest, and Niskayuna in Albany County took home the prize.
It’s Day 9 of the fair, and it’s both Native American Day and Student’s Day. Native Americans and students younger than 16-years-old can come in for free today!
You may want to head over to the Iroquois Indian Village. If you’re in the area, stick around to see some traditional dancing at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. You can also catch a concert there at 12 p.m. and 8 p.m., and try some native foods while you’re there! Here’s a link to a fairgrounds map if you’re trying to find the Iroquois Indian Village (it’s number 36 on the map).
If you’re planning to spend the evening at the fair, you may want to leave a little early! Traffic could get congested as people come out for the Jason Aldean concert. He’s playing at the Grandstand at 7:30 p.m., and this is the fair’s only sold out concert!
Sunday could see a big turnout, too, as The Band Perry is playing for free at Chevy Court at 8 p.m.
Take a look at our State Fair Entertainment page to see a full lineup.
Here's a Jason Aldean music video to get you in the mood for tonight's concert!