It's Fair Time!

The Empire Expo Center's single largest event, the New York State Fair returns Aug. 24 through Sept. 4, a 12-day summer showcase of the best New York State's agriculture, entertainment, education, industry, and technology.

View over 375 acres of animals, exhibits and displays. See live performances from the biggest names in entertainment. Enjoy Midway rides and games of skill. And savor mountains of mouth-watering food. No wonder almost one million people visited the Fair last year.

Mohegan Sun Grandstand schedule of events:

Thursday, Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. Jeff Foxworthy with Special Musical Guest Jeff Bates

Friday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. Keith Urban with Special Guest Little Big Town

Saturday, Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m. Jesse McCartney with Special Guest Aly & AJ

Sunday, Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m. Black Eyed Peas with Special Guest The Pussycat Dolls

Monday, Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m. Carrie Underwood with Special Guest Andy Griggs

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m. Toby Keith with Special Guest Joe Nichols

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m. "Me and my Gang Tour 2006" Rascal Flatts with Special Guest Gary Allan

Thursday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. An Evening With James Taylor

Friday, Sept. 1, 5 p.m. The Flaming Lips Ween, Sonic Youth & Magic Numbers

Saturday, Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. Gretchen Wilson with Special Guest Jason Aldean

Sunday, Sept. 3, 6:30 p.m. Taking Back Sunday and My Chemical Romance with Circa Survive & Honorary Title

Monday, Sept. 4, 5 p.m. Geico Demolition Derby and Figure 8 Race

Tickets are on sale for shows/events at the New York State Fair Box Office presented by FYE - for your entertainment. Tickets are also available through all Ticketmaster outlet locations, charge-by-phone at 472-0700, and Ticketmaster online at ticketmaster.com. The purchase of tickets for any show/event at the New York State Fair Grandstand in advance of the Fair allows for free admission to the Fair on the day of the show/event only. Regular hours for the Box Office are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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