See details below to learn more about our 2022 Special Fair Days
Please note there are no refunds or exchanges on tickets. Special promotional admissions offers are subject to change at any time.
Regular Admission Details:
Children 12 and under are admitted free every day of the New York State Fair
Seniors 65 and over are admitted free every day of the New York State Fair
Students & youth 18 and under are admitted free on Thursday, August 25 for Fidelis Care Student Youth Day
Unused 2021 admission tickets will not be accepted during the 2022 New York State Fair
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Opening Day • Governor's Day
The state’s largest party begins! Join in on the opening day of the 2022 New York State Fair.
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Fidelis Care Student Youth Day
Youth and Students 18 years old and younger admitted free on this day. ID showing date of birth may be requested. Sponsored by Fidelis Care.
Agriculture Career Day
Agriculture Career Day is an opportunity to get young people excited about the many possibilities for future jobs in agriculture and give them a chance to learn about a wide variety of career options and connect directly with industry representatives.
Friday, August 26, 2022
The first state fair in America to host an official Pride Day to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, the annual event includes a morning flag raising ceremony at the main gate.
New Americans Day
Witness approximately 100 people as they complete a long and challenging process to pledge their allegiance to the United States and become Americans. Ceremony will be held at Daniella’s Seafood & Pasta House in the Art & Home Center.
Monday, August 29, 2022
Law Enforcement Day
We honor the men and women of law enforcement in New York State with free admission to any active or retired law enforcement or corrections personnel who presents a badge or picture ID from the department from which they are or were employed.
Join us for our Law Enforcement Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Horticulture Building. Ceremony starts at 12:00 noon with featured speaker NYS Attorney General Letitia James.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
National Grid Fire & Rescue Day
We honor the brave men and women of fire and emergency services agencies with free admission to any active or retired member of a fire department or emergency services organization who has a picture ID from that department or organization. Sponsored by National Grid.
Join us for our National Grid Fire & Rescue Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Horticulture Building. Ceremony starts at 11:00am with featured speaker NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Beef Day celebrates the vibrant beef industry in New York State and pays tribute to the hardworking beef producers who work diligently to provide high quality and nutritious protein to the millions of beef-loving New Yorkers.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
The Art & Home Center will open at 10:00am with various activities for Women’s Day including the Fine Arts and Photo Exhibition as well as judging in the Culinary Arts area. In addition, a mini-fair will be held from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Chevy Court and will feature many advocacy groups for women, feel free to stop by to get information and ask any questions.
Thursday, September 1, 2022
National Grid Armed Forces Day
We celebrate all members of the military with free admission to any active duty or veteran with military identification (Military ID Card, form DD-214 or NYS Driver License, Learner Permit or non-driver ID card with a veteran designation). Sponsored by National Grid.
Join us for our National Grid Armed Forces Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Horticulture Building. Ceremony starts at 11:00am.
Come celebrate the dairy industry with the New York State Fair and New York dairy farmers.
Friday, September 2, 2022
Native Americans Day
We honor all members of Native American tribes with free admission on this day. ID is not required. Make sure to visit the Indian Village throughout the day for cultural performances and crafts.
Monday, September 5, 2022
On Labor Day, we honor the working women and men who make America strong. Join local and state unions for a parade, kicking-off at 10:30am followed by a rally. Parade starts at the west end of Broadway near the Dairy Cow Live Birthing Center.