New York State Fair

August 29, 2017

Schedule of Events


In the Pavilion on Chevy Court:

10 am           BEEF Day Kickoff

Proclamation by Richard Ball, NYS Commissioner of Agriculture & Markets

10:15 am      22nd Annual Media Grill-off Event “Branding Iron Chef” 

Watch as some of your favorite radio and TV personalities vie for the title, “Iron Chef”.

12:30 pm      11th Annual “Create the Perfect Burger” Contest

10 NYS FFA Chapters will grill off for judges to determine the “Perfect Burger” Top 3 Winners receive $875 in prizes

Please feel free to Contact: Katherine Brosnan ( or 315-339-6922 for information about 2017 NYS Fair Beef Day involving FFA!


In the Beef Barn

**New** “Pound out” Hunger down at the Beef Barn. NY Beef Council and Beef Producers Association are partnering with the Food Bank of Central NY to collect donations for beef purchases for those New Yorkers most in need. Stop by to take one swing at “Hunger” for $2.00 or three swings at “Hunger” for $5.00.

All Day         Beef Barn Scavenger Hunt with prizes awarded

Starting      Guess the Weight Game- Win a steak knife set!

9:00AM       #BeefTogether Beef Cut Stamp Puzzle – Learn Your Meat Cuts

                   Face of Farming – Get to Know our NY Beef Farmers Face to Face

                   “What’s Your Beef?” Personality Quizzes – Ipad fun!

9:30 am       Highland Open Show live Bag Piper to open show

12:00 pm      Beefman arrives  

2:00 pm       Hay bale throwing contest, open to the public

4:00 pm       New York State Supreme Beef Female Show            

New York cattlemen welcome you to tour the Beef barn. See and hear first-hand the real story of beef production from those who know it best our beef producers! Enjoy games, scavenger hunts and the Children’s Activity Center.   Selfie photo opportunities with Beefman and see some prize winning beef cattle.            


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