Thursday, Aug. 27, marks the first day of the New York State Fair, which takes place at the fairgrounds in Geddes. The extravaganza includes animal exhibits (but not, alas, birds this year, due to the outbreak of avian flu); midway rides for kids and adults; arts and crafts displays; special exhibits and performances; the Dairy Cow Birthing Center; and all kinds of special foods and drinks for sale. The fair happens daily, from 8 a.m. to midnight, through Sept. 7 (when it shuts down at 9 p.m.). Admission is $10; it’s free for those age 12 and younger. Admission is $3 on Thursdays, $1 on Labor Day. Parking is $5. Advance fair admission is $6. For more information, call (800) 475-FAIR or visit www.nysfair.org.
August is full of fun events. To see what else is happening, visit the calendar!