State Fair vendors ready in time for early open

Geddes, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - For the first time ever, the New York State Fair got underway a day earlier than normal- just after sever weather ripped through the fairgrounds.

"Mainly the weather affected it because we were loading up trucks in the rain with all the stand equipment but not too bad," says Kyle Garrucio of Wrap It Up.

That severe weather caused vendors to leave their booths and head for secure shelter, and with the early start of the fair, they already had one less day to set up shop.

"It was a lot of pressure, a lot of pressure. We usually have a day or two to relax but this year it was different because it just opened right up," explains Quincy Harris of Santillo's

Despite that pressure, most vendors were up and cooking their specialties just in time for the new first day crowds. All it took was hard work, and a few extra hands.

]"We brought in a couple more workers, and we had to work through the weather because the weather was a big ordeal this year but we just kind of had to plan ahead a little bit more," adds Ashley Jenkins of Barb's Sugar Waffles.

Even though it caused some stress, the vendors believe it's going to pay off. 

Scott Smith of Scottie's says, "I think the fair is more organized this year with the new look again. Last year was a learning year for everybody, being changed around, I think this year is going to be an outstanding year for all our vendors."

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