Special Fair Days

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Unused advance sale tickets from the
 2017 Advance Sale Program may be used for
admission to the 2018 Great New York State Fair

Does not include free or complimentary tickets!

 


Special promotional admissions offers are subject to change at any time.


 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Governor’s Day • Opening Day

  • Governor’s Day and Opening Day

Join in on the opening day ceremonies for the 2018 New York State Fair. Admission is just $1!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

$3 Thursday

A great first Thursday at the Fair when admission is just $3!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Pride Day • New Americans Day

  • Pride Day

The first state fair in America to host an official Pride Day to celebrate the LGBTQ communty, the annual event includes a morning flag raising ceremony, performances in the Empire Theater in the afternoon and LGBTQ participation in the daily parade at 6:00 pm.


  • New Americans Day

Come to the Empire Room restaurant in the Art & Home Center and be inspired as 100 people from all around the world complete years of hard work and become American citizens, raising their right hands and swearing allegiance to our country.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Law Enforcement Day • Senior Citizen's Day • Wade Shows Midway Monday

  • Law Enforcement Day

We honor the men and women of law enforcement in New York State with free admission to any active or retired law enforcement or corrections personnel who presents a badge or picture ID from the department from which they are or were employed. Make sure to attend the Law Enforcement Day ceremonies at 12:00 pm in front of the Horticulture Building and make sure to see all the law enforcement participants in our Special Day Parade at 6:00 pm.


  • Senior Citizens’ Day

Senior citizens, sixty (60) years of age and older, are offered free admission today. ID showing date of birth may be requested to allow free admittance.

There is a new reception area for senior group bus and van parking, thus a special parking permit for this location will be required. Please contact the Art & Home Center office at (315) 487-7711 ext. 1265 to pre-register for this permit.

Fairgoers are able to make use of the Fair’s free internal tram network with the service running 9:00 am-8:00 pm. These trams travel around the perimeter road, stopping at 11 scheduled stops.  Free trams are made possible by Chevrolet.


  • Wade Shows Midway Monday

Ride 10 rides for just $10 through this special promotion. Wristbands can be purchased at any Wade Shows ticket booth on the midway. Wristbands are not shareable. Please see Midway page for height restrictions on all rides.  

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Fire & Rescue Day • Beef Day • Senior Citizens' Day

  • Fire & Rescue Day

We honor the brave men and women of fire and emergency services agencies with free admission to any active or retired member of a fire department or emergency services organization who has a picture ID from that department or organization. Make sure to attend the Fire & Rescue Day ceremonies at 11:00 am in front of the Horticulture Building and make sure to see all the fire & rescue participants in our Special Day Parade at 6:00 pm.


  • Beef Day

“Beef, it’s What’s for Dinner”! Follow your nose to the Chevy Court pavilion to starts the day’s great activities. Events schedule coming soon!


 

  • Senior Citizens’ Day

Senior citizens, sixty (60) years of age and older, are offered free admission on this day of the Fair. ID showing date of birth may be requested to allow free admittance.

There is a new reception area for senior group bus and van parking, thus a special parking permit for this location will be required. Please contact the Art & Home Center office at (315) 487-7711 ext. 1265 to pre-register for this permit.

Fairgoers are able to make use of the Fair’s free internal tram network with the service running 9:00am-8:00pm. These trams travel around the perimeter road, stopping at 11 scheduled stops. Free trams are made possible by Chevrolet.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Women's Day

Plan on attending the annual Women’s Day Luncheon plus many other special events throughout the day. Highlights include the Fine Arts and Photo Exhibition in the Art & Home Center as well as judging in the Culinary Arts area.

The 2018 Women’s Day Luncheon will take place in the Art and Home Center’s Empire Room at noon.  A reservation is required for the luncheon and seating is limited so registering as soon as possible is recommended. The cost is $20.00, which will cover the luncheon, a fair pass and parking. More information is available by calling 315-487-7711 ext. 1265.

  • Women’s Day Program – coming soon!
  • Women’s Day Luncheon – coming soon!

 

The Art and Home Center will open at 10 a.m. on Women’s Day. In addition, a mini-fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Chevy Court and will feature many advocacy groups for women. Feel free to stop by to discuss and ask questions and make sure to see all the Women’s Day participants in our Special Day Parade at 6:00pm.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Armed Forces Day • Dairy Day • $3 Thursday

  • Armed Forces Day

We celebrate the men and women of the military with free admission to any active duty or veteran with military identification (Military ID Card, form DD-214 or NYS Driver License, Learner Permit or non-driver ID card with a veteran designation). Make sure to attend the Armed Forces Day ceremonies at 11:00 am at the Veterans Memorial. Join the State Fair community as we honor and give tribute to all members of our Armed Forces. Make sure to see all the Armed Forces participants in our Special Day Parade at 6:00 pm.


  • Dairy Day

This is the State Fair’s way of saying thank you to all the dairy farmers, dairy product processors and manufacturers who provide us with the state’s official beverage, “Milk” and official Snack “Yogurt!”  Events schedule coming soon! Join later on for the Special Day Parade at 6:00pm.  Be sure to stop by the Dairy Product Building  and visit with State Dairy Princesses, enjoy a cup of cold white or chocolate milk at the State Fair Milk Bar and get a picture of the famous butter sculpture


  • $3 Thursday

Another great Thursday at the Fair when admission is just $3.00!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Six Nations Day • Students' Day

  • Six Nations Day

We honor our Native American brothers and sisters with free admission on this day. ID is not required, but it is asked that attendees enter through Gate 4 only. Make sure to see all the Six Nations Day participants in our Special Day Parade at 6:00 pm and visit the Indian Village throughout the day for cultural performances and crafts.


  • Students’ Day

People 18 years old and younger admitted free on this day. ID showing date of birth may be requested.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Grange Day

This day marks the achievements of the NYS Grange organization supporting and advocating for rural communities and agriculture.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Labor Day • Summer Send Off "Dollar Day"

  • Labor Day

On Labor Day, we honor the working women and men who make America strong. Supporters of labor can meet at 10:00 a.m. near Gate 4 and then at 10:30 a.m. they will march to Chevy Court for a Labor Day rally.


  • Summer Send Off “Dollar Day”

     – Adult admission to the Fair will be $1.00 per person all day.

     – All of the rides in the Wade Shows Midway will be $1.00 per ride (excludes Broadway Skyliner).

     – We’ll light up the night and say farewell to the Fair at dusk with fireworks after the end of the 6:00pm show at Chevy Court.

     – Fair Parking will still cost $5.00