Planning on attending this year's expanded New York State Fair? You'll enjoy new entertainment including battling pirates, high divers and aerialists.

New to the Fair this year:

-Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean Aerial High Wire Thrill Show, featuring the battle of good versus evil on a huge pirate ship. Swordfights and other battles take place on a high wire.

-The Top Cop Police Academy high dive show, featuring five skilled divers and seven people from the audience who take part in some preliminary exercises before the divers take over.

-TheiFlip aerial show, featuring performers on bungee cords and bouncing high on trampolines.

"Fairgoers can expect a record number of performers and entertainers. Throughout the grounds and over the course of the Fair's 13 days, fairgoers will see new acts, some of them featuring very large and dramatic sets, as well as some popular familiar shows that keep them coming back year after year.  We've worked hard to find new and exciting shows that offer something fun for everyone," said Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner.

Hilby the Skinny German Juggling Boy, Bandaloni the One Man Band, and Team Sandtastic, creators of the annual sand sculpture in the Center of Progress building, will all return in 2017.

Michael Okoniewski/NYS Fair
Michael Okoniewski/NYS Fair

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The New York State Fair runs from August 23 to September 4, 2017.


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