Back to All Events

Held Hostage Rocks Watchfire at The New York State Fair Groaunds

  • The Great New York State Fair 581 State Fair Boulevard Syracuse, NY, 13209 United States (map)

"Held Hostage Rocks WatchFire at the New York State Fair Grounds"  

Held Hostage is Proud to Headline this great Veterans event at the New York State Fair ground. The Watchfire ceremony and lighting of the pyre commence at dusk, but do go earlier to get a good spot! Food and drink vendors will be on-site.

The Watchfire stems from the military tradition that following a battle or long march, a large fire would be started so those missing or lost could locate and rejoin their comrades. Using that time honored model symbolically, we use the warmth and light of our Watchfire to guide everyone to join us in reflection of those comrades who have gone before us and made our nation strong through their service and sacrifice. This is sponsored by Dinosaur Radio