Confederate Flag Won’t Be Sold at New York State Fair
Vendors at the New York State Fair are being asked to leave their confederate flags at home. All merchandise with the flag won't be sold at the fair this summer. Two vendor who've sold the Confederate merchandise in the past have been contacted and agreed to not sell it.
Fair spokesman Dave Bullard released the following statement:
"The Great New York State Fair is a proud symbol of the heritage, diversity, and great promise of New York State. Our state and our Fair represent inclusion and respect for all. The Fair requests vendors to refrain from selling or displaying items that may offend or in cases of public health and safety. Our vendors have always complied with these requests. The Fair is aware of two vendors who have sold Confederate merchandise in the past. They have agreed not to sell such merchandise at the State Fair."
No flags, hats, shirts or anything else featuring the Confederate flag will be available at the New York State Fair this summer.