Great New York State Fair and Wade Shows to Offer a Fair Flash Sale For 20 Hours on Thursday, August 4 as Countdown Continues

Wade Shows Midway Ride Tickets

Ride-all-Day Wristbands on Sale for $20


The Great New York State Fair and its Midway partner, Wade Shows, are teaming up to offer a flash sale tomorrow, this Thursday, August 4 from 4:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. The sale will run exclusively for 20 hours to coincide with the countdown to the return of the Fair, which, as of Thursday, will be 20 days away!

In addition, Wade Shows is offering fairgoers an opportunity to score ride-all-day wristbands for just $20 each. The wristbands are valid any day, weekday or weekend, during the Great New York State Fair. When the Fair starts on August 24, the cost increases to $30 Monday through Friday, and $35 on Saturdays and Sundays, thus this deal represents a savings of up to $15 per wristband.

Here’s how it works: To purchase a discounted wristband(s), fair goers can click “Add to Cart” at this link, which is also accessible through the Great New York State Fair website’s Midway page. The deal will only be available for 20 hours.

“This is a great way for families who are planning ahead to get a great deal,” said Sean Hennessey, Interim Director of the Fair. “We know the Midway is a tradition for many New Yorkers, and we want to keep things as affordable as we can to make sure as many people as possible have access to the family-fun we offer.”

“This is the deal of the year,” said Frank Zaitshik, president of Wade Shows. “We wanted to do something really special for Fair guests this year. For 20 hours, they will have access that just can’t be beat!”

The State Fair begins on Wednesday, August 24 and continues through Labor Day, Monday, September 5. Admission tickets – just $3 – are on sale now on the State Fair’s website.

The Wade Shows Midway will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 11:00 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Midnight) Saturday and Sunday. On Labor Day, the last day of the Fair, the Midway will close at 9:00 p.m.

Wade Shows, the second-largest carnival operator in the United States, will bring more than 50 thrilling and immaculately maintained rides to the New York State Fair, along with dozens of fun games, and classic carnival food. From hair-raising rides, including the Super Cyclone Coaster and the Street Fighter 360, to fun rides designed for children like Taxi Cabs and Charlie the Chopper, the Midway offers something for thrill-seekers (and fun-seekers) of any age.

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment and is a key piece of the state’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. The 2022 Fair begins Wednesday, August 24, and continues through Monday, September 5.  

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. Audiences are encouraged to learn more about the Great New York State Fair online, and follow the fun on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Guests are invited to see photos from the Fair on Flickr and ideas are always welcome. New Yorkers are encouraged to send suggestions via email to