Entertainment for the 2020 NYS Fair

Agency: The New York State Contract Reporter
State: New York
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 336413 - Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing
Posted Date: Feb 3, 2020
Due Date: Jul 31, 2020
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Issue Date: 02/03/2020 Contract Number: SF200115
Entertainment for the 2020 NYS Fair

The New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets Division of the State Fair is seeking various types of professional entertainment to perform during the 2020 New York State Fair. Venues looking to be filled are Gospel Music Weekend, Grounds Entertainment, Experience Stage, Special Days Parade, Pan African Village and Latino Village. Featured entertainment being sought should include, but is not limited to:

1) Musical Acts (local, regional, national)
• Solo
• Bands
• Dancing
• Spoken
2) Strolling Street Performers
3) Variety Acts (acrobats, jugglers, magicians, etc.)
4) Specialty Act’s
• Sand Sculpture – create a sand sculpture utilizing approximately 180 tons of sand in an approximate 40’x60’ location in the Center of Progress Building. Sculpture design to be determined by the NYS Fair. Work to begin on sculpture 1 day prior to the start of the Fair and completion date typically no later than the 8th day of the Fair. Actual dates to be determined by the NYS Fair.
• Animal Acts & Attractions
• Children’s Acts
• Sports Acts & Attractions
• Fireworks – provide a minimum of one show worth $10,000 for a date to be determined. Award will be based off shell count for this show. Any other shows needed during the Fair will be awarded to this company.
Entertainment Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis after February 4, 2020.
Once available budget allocations have been met, scheduling for each venue will be complete.

Entertainment times and locations to be determined by the NYS Fair.

Selected acts will have the opportunity to sell items. Items must be approved by the NYS Fair and a valid NYS Sales Tax Certificate must be provided.

Selected acts must comply with all NYS Licensing Permits and Approvals.

Interested parties must complete the 2020 Entertainment Application available on the New York State Fair’s website www.nysfair.ny.gov .

PLEASE NOTE - This is an online application that must be completed. There is also a $25.00 Non-Refundable processing fee associated with this application.

Communication with respect to this procurement initiated by or on behalf of an interested vendor through other than the “Designated Contact Person(s)” identified below and/or on the Application may constitute an “impermissible contact” under state law with respect to Procurement Lobbying, and could result in disqualification of that vendor.

Due Date: 07/31/2020 4:00 PM

Contract Term: 2020 Fair (Final dates of service tbd)

Location: NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse NY

Ad Type: Continuous procurement solicitation

Primary Contact: Agriculture & Markets, NYS Dept. of
NYS Fair Division

Entertainment Committee
Entertainment Committee
581 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, NY 13209
United States
Ph: 315-487-7711
Fax: 315-487-9260
Secondary contact: Agriculture & Markets, NYS Dept. of
NY State Fair

Erica Dowdall
Entertainment Coordinator
581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY 13209
United States
Ph: 315-728-4450

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