Two-Day Job Fair Offers Opportunity for Temporary Jobs at The Great New York State Fair

A Few Hundred Positions Available for Qualified Applicants


The Great New York State Fair will hold a Job Fair Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 to fill temporary positions for the 2018 Fair.  The event will be held in the Science and Industry Building on the Fairgrounds 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Friday and 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturday. The Department of Agriculture and Markets, which operates the Fair, is holding the event along with the New York State Department of Labor. Applicants who would like to get a job interview faster can apply online here.

A few hundred positions are available during the Fair, which runs from August 22 - September 3. Jobs are available in areas such as general labor and maintenance, customer service, parking attendants, admission gate staff and cashiers.  Some jobs may begin before the first day of the Fair.

Applicants must bring the following documents to the Job Fair to receive an interview:

  • Two forms of unexpired identification. A list of acceptable documents is available here;
  • Valid and original New York State working papers if they are under age 18;
  • A copy of their DD-214 if they are military veterans.


Applicants without the necessary documents will not receive an interview. Jobs for applicants under age 18 are limited. The inability to work all days of the Fair will limit available assignments. Work hours, rate of pay and duration of employment varies by assignment. Applicants may be subject to background investigations or criminal history checks.

The Fair does not hire staff for food vendors or concessionaires, who should be contacted directly.

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 at the Fair's Flickr photo archive. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at