Reservations for Full-Service Camping at The Great New York State Fair Open July 1

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Reservations for full-service camping in the Empire RV Park during the Great New York State Fair open at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 1. Reservations can be made here via the Fair’s site at Reserve America. The Empire RV Park is a 303-space campground on the Fairgrounds next to the Midway which includes water, sewer and electric service. Campers need to supply their own hookups to those services. The rental price of $830 includes two, 18-day admission wristbands and parking for one vehicle. A permit for a second vehicle can be purchased separately. There is a $7.25 fee added to the reservation, which covers 23 days, from Sunday, August 15 to Labor Day, September 6.

Fair Director Troy Waffner said, “People love to camp at the Fair. They’re Fair fans but they’re also fans of having a good time with other people who enjoy camping. Anyone interested in camping in the Empire RV Park should get a reservation quickly because space always sells out.”

Complete information on full-service camping in the Empire RV Park can be found here. Reservations will not be taken after August 6.

For those seeking a shorter camping stay, the Fair offers daily camping in the Pink parking lot across from the Fairgrounds. People can purchase daily camping reservations starting July 15. Daily camping does not include electric, water or sewer service. Campers may use their own generators, sewage dumping stations are provided, and restrooms with showers are available. The cost is $25.68 per night for a camper and vehicle and does not include admission to the Fair.

Thanks to the successful efforts of New Yorkers to battle COVID-19, the Fair will be open with no restrictions on attendance. Safety guidance can change and prospective fairgoers are advised to follow the Fair’s social media sites, sign up for the Fair’s email newsletter, or closely follow the Fair’s website to get the latest developments.

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair is America’s third largest state fair. The Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment and is a key piece of Governor Cuomo’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. Fair attendance is up more than 46% since the beginning of more than $120 million in investments, with 1.33 million people attending the Fair in 2019. The 2021 Fair runs from August 20 to September 6.

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. Find the Great New York State Fair on its website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and enjoy photos from the Fair on Flickr. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair to