The New York State Fairgrounds is immediately adjacent to Route 690 just West of Syracuse. It is easily accessible from the New York State Thruway (Rt. 90) from the West and East, and from Route 81, North and South. Just follow the signs to the Fairgrounds once you enter the Syracuse area.
From the West - Buffalo / Rochester Area
Take the New York State Thruway (Rt. 90 East) to Exit 39, then follow Rt. 690 East.
From the East - Albany / Utica Area
Take the New York State Thruway (Rt. 90 West) to Exit 34A, follow Rt. 481 South, then follow Rt. 690 West.
From the North - Watertown Area
Take Interstate 81 South into Syracuse to Exit 22. Follow Bear Street (Rt. 298) to Rt. 690 West.
From the South - Binghamton / Cortland Area
Take Interstate 81 North into Syracuse, then follow Rt. 690 West.
From the New York City / Downstate Area
Take best route to Binghamton, N.Y. then take Interstate 81 North into Syracuse, then follow Rt. 690 West.
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Operating Hours at the State Fair are 9:00am – 11:00pm daily*, with no entry or re-entry after 10:00pm.
Building Hours: Buildings will be open Monday – Thursday from 10:00am to 9:00pm, and on Friday – Sunday from 10:00am to 10:00pm with two exceptions:
• The Daniel Parrish Witter Agriculture Museum will be open daily from 10:00am to 7:00pm, and the Wegmans Art & Home Center will be open daily from 10:00am to 8:00pm.
*On Labor Day, September 4, the grounds will close at 9:00pm, with no entry or re-entry after 8:00pm – All buildings will close by 9:00pm.
Wade Shows Midway Hours: The Midway will be open from 11:00am to 11:00pm daily, except on Labor Day, September 4, when it closes at 9:00pm. Please note, the Midway’s closing time is subject to change with little notice in the event of inclement weather or other uncontrollable situations. Please follow the State Fair’s social media accounts for updates in real time. The Fair’s Facebook story, Twitter feed, and Instagram story will be most up-to-date.
Guest Relations Hours: For the convenience of guests, there are four Guest Relations sites located throughout the Fairgrounds (see locations listed below). Hours of Guest Relations are 9:00am – 8:30pm daily.
Alcohol Policy Hours: The time for last pour of alcoholic beverages for all vendors shall be 10:30pm every day, except Labor Day when it will be 8:30pm.