The New York State Fairgrounds is immediately adjacent to Route 690 just West of Syracuse. It is easily accessible from the New York State Thruway (Rt. 90) from the West and East, and from Route 81, North and South. Just follow the signs to the Fairgrounds once you enter the Syracuse area.
From the West - Buffalo / Rochester Area
Take the New York State Thruway (Rt. 90 East) to Exit 39, then follow Rt. 690 East.
From the East - Albany / Utica Area
Take the New York State Thruway (Rt. 90 West) to Exit 34A, follow Rt. 481 South, then follow Rt. 690 West.
From the North - Watertown Area
Take Interstate 81 South into Syracuse to Exit 22. Follow Bear Street (Rt. 298) to Rt. 690 West.
From the South - Binghamton / Cortland Area
Take Interstate 81 North into Syracuse, then follow Rt. 690 West.
From the New York City / Downstate Area
Take best route to Binghamton, N.Y. then take Interstate 81 North into Syracuse, then follow Rt. 690 West.
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NEW for 2021 - Fairgrounds hours are Weekdays (Mon.-Fri.) from 11:00am-11:00pm, Weekends (Sat.-Sun.) 11:00am - 12 midnight, with no entry or re-entry after 10:00pm on any day. On Labor Day (Sept. 6) the grounds will fully close at 9:00pm.
• Buildings will be open daily from 11:00am-10:00pm (9:00pm on Labor Day).
• At designated closure times, all Fairgoers must exit the grounds.
For vendors, Gates 7 and 11 are open 24 hours a day for vehicle access only (proper permit required).
Wade Shows Midway Hours: Weekdays (Mon.-Fri.) from 11:00am-11:00pm, Weekends (Sat.-Sun.) 11:00am - 12 midnight • Labor Day 11:00am – 9:00pm (Closing time subject to change without notice)