Every summer, I head out to Syracuse for "The Great New York State Fair" and enjoy live entertainment and all that the fair has to offer (yeah, a blooming onion and curly fires too). If you're into monster trucks and demolition derby, check out these events at the Fair.

According to nysfair.org:

"The final two days of the Fair will feature the All Star Monster Truck show on Sunday, August 31 and the New York State Championship Demolition Derby on Monday, September 1. 

The All Star Monster Trucks return for a ground-pounding night of excitement on Sunday, August 31. For the first time ever at the State Fair, 2-time World Finals Freestyle Champion Jim Koehler in Avenger will battle a field of elite All Star Monster Trucks.

The event begins with a meet-and-greet pit party from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Demolition Derby

JM Productions of Hamburg returns the New York State Championship Demolition Derby to the Fairgrounds starting at 4:00 p.m. Labor Day, Monday, September 1. It’s actually three events in one. There’s a demolition derby for full-sized cars, one for compact cars, and a double figure 8 feature race championship.

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 21 – September 1, 2014."

For ticket information, visit nysfair.org.