Travelers Heading to the 2012 New York State Fair Book Vacation Rentals Through

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From August 23 through September 3, the New York State Fair will bring rides, games, music, exhibits, animals and more to the Syracuse venue. Visitors heading to Fair are booking Syracuse vacation rentals through for their accommodations.

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The Syracuse area is a favorite vacation destination for travelers year round, and the late summer Fair season is no exception.

New Yorkers are gearing up for the 2012 New York State Fair August 23 – September 3, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The Fair’s midway will have a new look, including three new rides -- the Space Roller, the Club Scene, and the Lolli Swing, as well as an all-star lineup of musical performers including Keith Urban, Tyler Hilton, Ronnie Milsap, Sawyer Brown and the J. Geils Band. Visitors heading to the Fair from all across New York State, Pennsylvania, and Canada are booking Syracuse vacation rentals for their stay through

Rounding out the entertainment are Comedian Larry the Cable Guy, the Mahoney Irish Dancers, The Charlie Daniels Band, Eddie Money, and 80’s icon Christopher Cross. And, in traditional fair style, this year’s event includes plenty to do with the history of agriculture in New York State. The Witter Agricultural Museum at the Fair is meant to underscore that history as it includes within its walls an actual, fully furnished log cabin from the area’s homespun days.

Against the beautiful backdrop of Syracuse’s rolling hills, demonstrations by local craftspeople will include reenactments of New York farm life in the 18th century. Accommodations in the Syracuse area just northeast of the Finger Lakes and in the shadow of the Adirondacks appeal to plenty of visitors looking for vacation accommodations close to the Syracuse fairgrounds.

Agriculture is New York State’s largest industry and it has been the foundation of the New York State Fair since its creation. Each year the Fair receives approximately 40,000 entries for agriculture-related contests including competitions that feature 11,000 of New York’s best cows, horses, goats, pigs, llamas, sheep, fowl and rabbits.

Visitors can tour the barns and talk to the families who bring their award winning animals to the Fair for competitions. Thousands of other agriculture-related entries are submitted by young people throughout New York State and highlighted in the 4-H Youth and FFA buildings. Judging occurs daily in the Horticulture Building, all the livestock barns, the Toyota Coliseum, and the 4-H & FFA areas.

From fine arts and photography to homespun crafts like quilting, woodworking and needlepoint, work by some of New York’s most talented artists will be on display and competing for ribbons.

The Syracuse area is a favorite vacation destination for travelers year round, and the late summer Fair season is no exception. Travelers enjoy staying in a Syracuse area vacation cabin or home instead of a hotel for the privacy and home-away-from-home comforts provided including a full kitchen and laundry room.

Vacation properties close to the Fair venue provide easy access for families participating in the Fair as well as travelers who come to Syracuse specifically for this event.

“We have a lot of repeat vacation rental fans book each year,” said Liz Ernst of “Once they get a taste of the perks and the privacy that go with staying in a vacation rental, they never want to go back to staying in a hotel.

“Families and groups of friends can stay together under one roof comfortably, and with plenty of privacy when they want it.”

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