County fair season in New York is building with a manic frenzy to its annual climax – the Granddaddy (Grandmommy?) of county fairs…The Great New York State Fair. (I love that they actually put the word "great" in the title.)...
We can’t let this week go by without mentioning the St. Lawrence County Fair in Gouverneur. It’s on through August 5th. I have fond memories of exhibiting at the Anoka County Fair in my home state, Minnesota.
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Our summer news intern, Sarah Harris, was assigned the St. Lawrence County Fair for her final human interest feature. Along with three others, I joined her yesterday evening on the excursion to Gouverneur.
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Gouverneur, NY, Aug 09, 2010 — Be it goats, cows, maple syrup or funnel cake, the St. Lawrence county fair has it all. Sarah Harris visited the fair in Gouverneur, ate too much funnel cake, braved the rides on the midway and sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
Jul 30, 2010 — It's county fair season in the North Country. And that means it's also fried food season. Fried dough, French fries, funnel cakes. At the Lewis County fair last week in Lowville, David Sommerstein bumped into some "X-treme" frying: fried oreo cookies. He sent this Heard Up North. Go to full article
Jul 31, 2006 — It's county fair season across the North Country. And if you haven't been for awhile, you're missing out on the good ole' Haunted Mansion ride. Fear not, because Katie Booth and Hannah Maturkle of Philadelphia take us along for today's Heard Up North. Go to full article
Jul 21, 2004 — The sights, smells, and sounds of county fairs are classic ingredients of summer. The midway barker beckoning you in to a show. The whip of the wind through your hair on the day-glow roller coaster. And of course, the smell of fried dough and French fries. The St. Lawrence County and Lewis County fairs run this week and through the weekend. David Sommerstein prepared this audio montage from the midway of the St. Lawrence County fair in Gouverneur. Go to full article
Dec 20, 2002 — Fewer and fewer people have been visiting the Warren County fair in recent years. So much so, that organizers say the nearly 130-year old tradition will not take place next year. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article