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Rochester food vendor attends New York State Fair



Rochester, New York — On Wednesday, the Great New York State fair kicks off in Syracuse.

Rochester will have its very own local-based restaurant there selling goods.

Nancy’s Fried Dough has been in business for 45 years selling things like fried dough, smoothies, sandwiches, and more.

According to Manager and co-owner, Chris Bagnato, who is also the son of Nancy, despite COVID-19 being an interference for other businesses, theirs thrived really well last year.

“Last year was phenomenal. Last year the vendors were cut in half due to some people who couldn’t do it anymore because of COVID,” he said. “We succeeded very well because we got a lot of new customers that never came to us in the past and said they would come back to us from now on. They never knew we were here and now they do so that’s a good thing.”

Bagnato and his family are excited to see everyone again this year and are hopeful this year is just as successful as the last.

The fair runs until September 5th. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to midnight. On the last day, the fairgrounds will fully close at 9:00 pm.