I bet you didn’t know:
It takes up to 4 days to set up over 100 attractions at Empire State Fair. It takes up to 3 days to “tear” it down. The Carnival Midway sets up some of their largest rides the week before opening day to make sure they are ready to run on schedule. ALL RIDES must be inspected and approved to operate prior to opening. They are then re-inspected, unannounced, during fair time.
Fairs of this size generate about 8 tons of garbage daily, much of which is sorted for recycling. The portable generators brought in for the fair provide 77,000 KW of power – enough electricity to power Uniondale.
Our company has been at the forefront in establishing an environmentally friendly fair with initiatives that include using bio-fuel in all generators, minimal generator usage by reducing units from 20 to 3 for a fuel savings of 30%, minimal usage of lights during daytime hours, recycling of waste oil, recycling of fryer (cooking) oil, encouraging vendors to use recycled paper products, printing Empire State Fair collateral material on recycled paper whenever possible.
About 800 people work at the fair annually from maintenance to management.
There are over 1,000 people expected to be hypnotized at the fair.
There are over 100 pig races at the fair.
Per Capita Spending at the Fair is estimated at $35.55
Estimated sales of Zeppoles – 185,000; Corn Dogs – 50,000; and over 17,000 bags of Cotton Candy
Calories in Your Favorite Fair Food:
- One Fried Oreo – 98
- Cotton Candy – 171
- Soft Vanilla Ice Cream Cone – 190
- Corn Dog – 250
- Greek Chicken Kebob – 260
- Cheese Nachos – 306
- Candied Apple – 332
- Slice of Cheese Pizza – 350
- Curly Fries – 620
- Sausage & Peppers Sandwich – 850
- Funnel Cake – You don’t want to know
- Funnel Cake with Topping – You really don’t want to know!