Dairy Day at the New York State Fair
It's Day Five of the New York State Fair, and that means it's Dairy Day! Today, you're encouraged to visit both the Dairy Barn and the Dairy Products Building to learn more about New York State's Dairy industry. Our Brad Vivacqua reports.
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NY STATE FAIR -- Dairy Day is always a busy day at the fair. Each year, the fair designates one day to bring attention to all the hard work our dairy farmers do.
Today and tomorrow are also Senior Citizen's Days, which means senior citizens get free fair admission.
Sunday’s attendance numbers were much better compared to last year, mostly due to the nicer weather. Last year, Tropical Storm Irene swept into New York, bringing a lot of rain to Central New York. That's when only 27,000 people showed up.
This year, attendance was more than double that, with 64,000 people making their way through the gates by 9 p.m. Sunday.
The record for Day Four at the fair was set back in 2002 at nearly 106,000 people.
At 2 p.m. today, you can catch the Buddy Rich Big Band at Chevy Court. And at 8 p.m., it's Three Dog Night. Both of those shows are free.