A new addition is coming to this year's New York State Fair and it is all part of an effort to celebrate the state's diversity.

The fair is creating a Latino Village on the western end of the fairgrounds. It'll be the site of a three day celebration of Latino culture, which will take place during the fair's opening weekend.

Latin-themed food and crafts will be available from different vendors, along with music and other entertainment.

Fair officials say now is an especially important time to recognize all the cultures that make up the Empire State.

"We're in an odd environment these days and I think the more we can do to bring people together rather than drag people apart is what we should be doing,” said NYS Fair Acting Director Troy Waffner. “And that's part of the drive behind Latino Village."

The fair already has a Pan-African and an Indian village.