It may seem like a long way off, but "The Great New York State Fair" in Syracuse is now accepting applications from bands in the state who want to play at the summer event.

Here are the details, according to nysfair.org:

"APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR MUSICIANS AND ENTERTAINERS SEEKING TO PERFORM AT 2015 GREAT NEW YORK STATE FAIR

Musicians, bands, and entertainers who would like to perform at New York State's largest festival can now apply for consideration for the 2015 Great New York State Fair, according to Troy Waffner, Acting Director of the Fair. Applications are available at: www.nysfair.org/contact-us/entertainment-application.

Applications are reviewed as they arrive. Reviews will end when all available slots are filled.

Last year, the Fair hired approximately 100 bands and solo musicians for seven performance venues. The Fair is also seeking applications from entertainers for its grounds entertainment program, which includes the strolling street performers.

"While the Fair is known as a showcase of national-quality entertainment, we also hire a huge number of performers from around New York State to round out our menu of music and fun," said Waffner.

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 27 - September 7, 2015."