Winterloo to bring a FREE Holiday Extravaganza with Gifts, Gadgets and Great Family Fun to the Expo Center!


A new Holiday extravaganza will make its debut at the Expo Center this December. Winterloo will be a holiday shopping and fantastic interactive family experience. Winterloo takes place December 7th, 8th and 14th, 15th. Hours are 10:00am – 8:00pm Saturdays and 12:00pm – 6:00pm on Sundays. Admission and parking are FREE.

Winterloo will feature an opportunity to grab those last minute gifts with vendors and merchants throughout the Expo Center. In addition, Winterloo will feature fun, entertainment and holiday fireworks both weekends.

“The Fair has always been about family and traditions; we thought what a great opportunity to use the Expo Center to create something unique around the holidays that can become an annual tradition for families in Central New York.” Stated Troy Waffner, State Fair Director.

In addition to the great gift buying options, Winterloo will turn the Expo Center into a winter wonderland of interactive fun and entertainment. It will feature “The World’s largest Snowman Bounce House.”, rides, games as well as several crafting areas where kids can make holiday crafts, gifts and ornaments all free. Children can either hang them on the tree in the middle of the Expo Center or take them home. There is also a cookie decorating area in the plans.

On Saturday December 7th there will be live music from Sydney Irving and Hard Promises starting at 3:30pm continuing right up until the fireworks at 8:00pm. There will also be ice carving demonstrations each of the four dates at 2:00pm and a holiday window exhibit sponsored by Comfort Windows as you enter the Expo Center main floor.

Food and beverage vendors will on site with a few holiday twists on classic fair favorites such as, peppermint deep fried Oreos and holiday flavored fried dough. Beer and wine will be available including wine slushies with seasonal flair. There will also be a selection of hot drinks from coffee, tea to hot chocolate to keep attendees warm and in the holiday spirit.

Both Saturdays (12/7 and 12/14) will feature a Holiday Fireworks Extravaganza at 8:00pm. The fireworks will be visible from the Expo Center and the Fairgrounds will be filled the sounds of Holiday Classics over the Fair sound system.

Admission and parking is FREE!

For more information check out the event page on Facebook.

Winterloo prize drawings:

The Fair will give away several huge prizes to Winterloo attendees. Stop by the State Fair Truck inside the Expo Center to register.

  1. The Grand Prize winner wins 1 Lifetime Fair Pass, 20 admission tickets for their closest friends, 20 milk and potato coupons, parking, four Wade Shows Midway ride-all-day bracelets and Gold passes, and two VIP Chevy experiences
  2. Come to Winterloo and enter to win a Lifetime Fair Pass. Four passes will be given away each day of Winterloo.
  3. Come to Winterloo and enter to win a VIP Experience at Chevy Court during the State Fair. This will include 2 admission tickets, parking and entrance to the Chevy Court VIP deck for one Chevy Court show.  Four of these packages will be given away each day of Winterloo.
  4. Come to Winterloo and enter to win a Fantastic Four Pack. This will include 4 admission tickets, parking and 4 all day ride bracelets for the Wade Shows Midway. Four of these packages will be given away each day of Winterloo.
  5. Come to Winterloo to win a Brew and Stew Pack during the Fair. This will include 4 admission tickets, parking, $50 worth of Fair Food Bucks (which can be used at any food vendor during the Fair) and a growler of craft beer. Four of these packages will be given away each day of the Fair. You must be 21 or older to win.

Winterloo vendors:

  • Area 51 Crystals
  • Ashley Lynn Winery
  • Cindy's Gift Solutions
  • Comfort Window
  • Creative Waves
  • Cutco Cutlery
  • Dinosaur BBQ
  • Enjoythecity/ SaveAround
  • Hair and Bow Design
  • Hannah’s Crafts & Gifts
  • Holy Bones
  • JessiCakes
  • Larger Than Life
  • Lularue - All Things Clothing
  • Off The Muck
  • Paparazzi Accessories
  • Partycuse Entertainment- Glasses
  • Rainbow Cleaning
  • Ravens Nest Candles
  • Real Time Pain Relief
  • Sarita's Food
  • Seeds From The Earth
  • The Great New York State Fair
  • Thousand Island Winery
  • Tildy's Treasures
  • Twice the Spice
  • What the Fudge
  • Winter Fair