Cuomo says the fair, held in Syracuse, was a “great economic boon” for the region. It was scheduled for Aug. 21 to Sept. 7. (WBNG) — The New York State Fair will not happen in summer this year. The governor asks all New Yorkers to continue to wear masks and maintain social distance when needed. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a news conference Monday that the fair will not be held due to coronavirus concerns.