Posted at: 02/25/2013 6:21 AM
By: Associated Press
Agriculture officials are asking New Yorkers to come up with a theme for this year's state fair.
Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine says this will be a first for the Great New York State Fair.
The suggestions should touch on the state's economic, cultural and institutional strengths. Past themes have included "Discover America in the Heart of NY" and "It Just Keeps Growing and Growing."
The deadline for emailing entries is March 15. Aubertine and fair director Thomas Ryan will pick 10 finalists that will be listed starting March 19 on the fair's Facebook page, where people can vote for their favorite. The winner will be announced April 1.
Contestants should include names, a phone number and where they live in the state when submitting a theme.