Local flavor, 4-H on display at State Fair

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 7 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Kristina Gabalski
SYRACUSE – Several local 4-H members and exhibitors are part of the New York Stat Fair in Syracuse. Kristina Gabalski visited the fairgrounds on Saturday.

The top photo shows Orleans County 4-H Rabbit Raiser Club member Will Gregoire of Murray waiting next to his Jersey Wooly Rabbit, Harvey, during judging at the 4-H Rabbit Show at the State Fair.

New York’s agriculture industry was featured on one side of this year’s sand sculpture in the Center of Progress Building at the State Fair. The other three sides feature famous New York politicians, the Adirondack Railroad and Babe Ruth.

Yes, they are real – two human models sport the NY State Fair logo and pose near the entrance of the State Fair.

A turquoise crocheted dress by Karen Will of Albion (on left) is displayed as part of the “County Fair Exhibit” in the Arts and Crafts section of the Home & Art Center at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Items in the display are considered the “Best of Show” from county fairs across the State. Will’s dress was selected from among the entries in the Trolley Building at the Orleans County 4-H Fair.

Orleans County 4-H Rabbit Raiser Amelia Sidonio of Holley poses with her mini-rex rabbits following judging of the breed during the 4-H Rabbit Show.

Barb and Vince Flow of Flow’s Willow Farm, LLC, Norway Road in Holley sell their gourmet garlic and garlic products in the “Taste of New York” tent at the New York State Fairgrounds.