The New York State Fairgrounds has parking for over 23,000 cars. For nearly all non-Fairtime events parking is free unless noted in an events details.
During the Fair ample parking is available in our designated Orange, Brown and Pink parking lots at the Fair - there will be no public parking inside Gates 6 & 7, except for Accessible Parking for vehicles that display the proper “Parking for Persons with Disabilities” license plates or parking tags. Follow signs from exit 7 on 690 East or West. Cost is $5.00 per vehicle. A free shuttle bus service is provided from the Orange parking lot to the Main Gate. E-Z Pass Plus will be accepted in the Brown and Orange lots. Follow the E-ZPass Plus signs for quick, cashless access.
Take the Bus or Take the Train
Centro will once again provide its popular direct service to the New York State Fair from August 25th through September 5th. Centro Express buses will regularly depart from 14 NYS Fair Park-N-Ride locations across Onondaga, Cayuga, and Oswego Counties arriving at the Fair’s Main Gate. Click here for locations and schedules. Centro Ride Passes and transfers will be accepted on all State Fair service buses. Fares and times will vary depending on location. For more information, please contact Centro’s Call Center at (315) 442-3400.
Amtrak will once again provide this summer service directly to the New York State Fair, offering families a convenient and affordable way to travel to the state's largest annual event this summer. For reservations or information, visit Amtrak.com or call 1-800 USA-RAIL.
Bus & Motor Coach Parking
All buses and motor coaches should proceed to the Orange Parking Lot to park at a cost of $5.00 per vehicle. Buses should park and drop off their passengers at Shuttle Stop #3 where they will then be brought to the main gate by the Fair’s Centro Bus parking lot shuttle for admission. Passengers will be returned to the same shuttle stop in the Orange Lot from the main gate by the Centro Bus shuttle as well.
Motorcycle & Bike Parking
Motorcycle parking is offered in the Pink Parking lot a crossed from Gate 3 at a cost of $3.00 per bike.
For those who decide to ride their bicycles to the State Fair, bike racks will be provided at gates 1, 3 and 10.
Temporary RV Parking
The New York State Fairgrounds offers Temporary RV Parking spots with and without services (water, electric, and sewer). Parking for these locations must be coordinated with the parking office. Click here or call (315) 487-7711 for more details.
Daily Temporary RV Parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis for available spots. Tenting is not allowed anywhere on the New York State Fairgrounds.