The 2024 New York State Fair in Syracuse will open on Wednesday August 21st and wrap up on Monday September 2nd, Labor Day. Admission to the 2024 New York State Fair is $8 for adults but if you are under 12 or over 65 your ticket is free.

Now that we have the formalities out of the way why don't we announce the latest addition to the concert schedule at the Great New York State fair? If you like chainsaws and rock and roll you will love the latest announcement.

One of the final shows at the 2024 New York State Fair will be a performance by the band Jackyl! The band out of Georgia, best known for their hit single "The Lumberjack" featuring a solo performed with a chainsaw.

Jackyl will play the New York State Fair on Monday September 2, 2024 at 6pm on the Suburban Park Stage. Here are some of the shows announced to date:

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Did you know that Lainey Wilson holds the record for biggest attendance at a New York State Fair concert? Lainey performed in front of 53,200 people in 2023 to top the list. Nelly held the previous record of 43,000 and the Steve Miller Band third with 36,900 in 2015.

Let's take a look back at some of the other artists that played the New York State Fair in the past. Were you at any of these shows?

Look Who Has Played the New York State Fair

Here's a look back at some of the artists that have played the Great New York State Fair. Concert Archives

Gallery Credit: Michael Karolyi

SPAC in the 80's

This is a look back at SPAC, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in the 1980's

Gallery Credit: Karolyi

SPAC in the 90's

Saratoga Performing Arts Center in the 1990's

Gallery Credit: Karolyi