State Fair’s Special “Food Bucks” Sale Offers Up to 25% Discount on Great Food at The Great New York State Fair

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Everyone loves a deal, and everyone loves the Great New York State Fair’s food. A limited number of people can get the best of both worlds as the Fair holds a special Food Bucks sale starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 21. For $15, people can buy $20 worth of Food Bucks that can be used for any food or non-alcoholic beverage product at any stand on the Fairgrounds. Only 3,000 Food Bucks packages are available. The sale is only at the Fair’s official online sales agent,, here.

“Fairgoers tell us every year in our surveys that our food is the top reason they come. With more than 200 places to get something to eat or drink, there’s something fun and delicious for everyone. I’d get up early for this sale if I was someone who wanted this discount because I think these will go fast,” said Fair Director Troy Waffner.

People buying the Food Bucks online will receive a confirmation email that contains a link to a voucher. The voucher must be printed and brought to the Guest Relations booths at either the Main Gate or Gate 10, where they will be exchanged for four $5 Food Bucks tickets. Fairgoers can mix Food Bucks and cash to make purchases, but no change is returned for the unused portion of a Food Bucks tickets.

Up to four Food Bucks packages can be bought per person. With fees and taxes, each Food Bucks package will cost $15.45. The sale will end when all 3,000 vouchers have been sold or at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, whichever comes first. Food Bucks are only good for the 2019 Fair and cannot be used at food trucks competing in the Fair’s annual Food Truck Competition.

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 40% since the beginning of more than $120 million in investments, with 1.27 million people attending the Fair in 2018. The 2019 Fair runs from August 21 to September 2. Information about the Fair can be found here.

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available here. Find the Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, and enjoy photos from the Fair on Flickr. New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at