GEDDES, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says this year’s New York State Fair counted more than 1.13 million visitors, setting a new attendance record.
The fair’s 13-day run is ending Monday, on Labor Day. The fairgrounds are in Geddes, near Syracuse.
Last year’s fair was 12 days long and counted under 1.12 million visitors.
This year’s fair also set records for two signature food items. More than 59,900 baked potatoes were sold, and more than 420,000 cups of milk, including chocolate milk.
The state has made tens of millions of dollars in renovations to the fairgrounds in recent years. The improvements include a new recreational vehicle park.
The Democratic governor announced last month that the state now plans to build a new 133,000-square-foot exhibition building on the fairgrounds.