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New York State Fair has largest crowd of 2021 on Day 16

 The festive crowd of 64,867 at the State Fair on Saturday was the largest single day total of 2021. Charlie Miller | cmiller@syracuse.com

Geddes, N.Y. — There were more people at the New York State Fair on Saturday than any other day so far this year, according to state fair officials.

The 64,867 in attendance were about 8,000 more people than the next highest day, which was last Saturday (56,820).

The final Saturday of the fair has typically seen the largest attendance numbers. In fact the 147,749 people that walked through the fairground gates in 2019 were the most of any day ever.

On Sunday, Latino Village Weekend continues with its annual Drag Show at 4 p.m. on the Talent Showcase Stage near the Youth Building.

Fairgoers will also get the chance to milk a goat at 2 p.m. in the Dairy Goat Show Tent.

Sunday’s concert lineup includes the return of The Mavericks who will perform an all-in-Spanish show at 2 p.m. at Chevy Court, followed by a multilingual show at 7 p.m. at the same location.

Also performing Sunday is singer Jesse McCartney at 2 p.m. on the Chevy Park stage. Rapper Sleepy Hollow closes the night with his performance at 8 p.m. at Chevy Park.

New York State Fair attendance 2021

The record daily attendance was set on Day 16, Sept. 4, 2019: 147,749.


Day2021 Dates20212019Daily records
Day 1Friday (Aug. 20)37,364
Day 2Saturday (Aug. 21)38,808
Day 3Sunday (Aug. 22)41,115
Day 4Monday (Aug. 23)33,541
Day 5Tuesday (Aug. 24)40,158
Day 6Wednesday (Aug. 25)37,59174,02774,027 (2019)
Day 7Thursday (Aug. 26)31,91077,24286,353 (2018)
Day 8Friday (Aug. 27)43,90798,23898,238 (2019)
Day 9Saturday (Aug. 28)56,820118,013127,394 (2018)
Day 10Sunday (Aug. 29)45,304119,301123,206 (2017)
Day 11Monday (Aug. 30)32,892103,842103,842 (2019)
Day 12Tuesday (Aug. 31)40,81792,387102,098 (1972)
Day 13Wednesday (Sept. 1)44,89961,477112,774 (1972)
Day 14Thursday (Sept. 2)35,984103,130112,409 (2018)
Day 15Friday (Sept. 3)55,584124,172124,172 (2019)
Day 16Saturday (Sept. 4)64,867147,749147,749 (2019)
Day 17Sunday (Sept. 5)57,875118,239119,726 (1985)
Day 18Monday (Sept. 6)91,458125,748 (2018)
Totals739,4361,329,2751,329,275 (2019)

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