“Sesame Street Live: C is for Celebration” Stage Show to Be Part of 2018 Great New York State Fair

Tickets on Sale Now for Ten Performances in the Empire Theater of the Art & Home Center


Elmo, Cookie Monster and many of the favorite characters from the greatest children’s show of all time will bring joy, laughs and learning to the 2018 Great New York State Fair. Sesame Street Live: C is For Celebration will take the stage at the Art & Home Center’s Empire Theater for five days, performing two shows per day, from August 22 to 26.

“We are thrilled to have Sesame Street with us as we kick off the 2018 Fair. We know young people, as well as fans of the show who have grown up with it, will have a wonderful time with Grover, Abby and Rosita, and the show’s message of inclusion and diversity is our message, too,” said Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner.

Tickets to each show are on sale now from the Fair’s official online ticket seller, etix.com. Each ticket is $5 plus fees of 23 cents. All adults and all children, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter. Tickets not sold online as of midnight the day before each show will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Art & Home Center office as a cash-only purchase.


  • Wednesday, August 22: 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 23: 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 24: 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 25: 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 26: 11:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m.


About Sesame Street Live: C Is For Celebration

Your friends from Sesame Street are throwing a celebration and the whole neighborhood is invited. Join in the excitement, laughter and music of Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration.

Sing and dance along with Elmo. Marvel at Abby’s magical moments. Shake it up with Cookie Monster. Be amazed as Super Grover flies and move to the music with Rosita.

Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration is what friends, family and forever memories are all about!

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 22 to September 3, 2018. The Fair's mission, reflected in its theme, "FIND YOUR GREAT," is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment.

The home of the Great New York State Fair is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s website. Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, on Snapchat at nysfair and enjoy photos from the Fair at Flickr.com/photos/nysfair. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.