The office of Joe Robach announced this week that New Yorkers can, for the first time ever, buy tickets online to attend the Great New York State Fair. The Fair, which is themed “Summer’s Best in Show” and runs from August 21 to September 1, has debuted a new online purchasing page on its website that offers tickets at a 40 percent discount over the price at the gate.
“It is easier than ever before for visitors to go visit to Syracuse and discover and enjoy all that the Great New York State Fair has to offer,” Joe Robach said in a press release sent out by this office. “Fairgoers will find great local food and beverages at this year’s State Fair and can now save more than forty percent on advance ticket purchases. This year’s fair is one that New Yorkers won’t want to miss.”
The secure website sells five products including the single-day ticket, which will be mailed free of charge to buyers:
•A single-day advance sale ticket, for $6. That’s a 40 percent savings over the $10 charge for admission at the gate during the Fair.
•A Frequent Fairgoer ticket book, which contains 6 days’ worth of tickets, for $30. That’s a 50 percent savings over the full general admission price.
•A single-day rides wristband voucher, for $20. The voucher saves $5 over the weekday price and $10 over the weekend price. The wristband allows a fairgoer to ride the all-new Wade Shows Midway rides all day.
•A voucher for the Mega Pass, for $70, which allows a fairgoer to ride Midway rides all day every day of the Fair.
•A daily parking pass for $5.
Joe Robach also explained that this is the first time that the Frequent Fairgoer ticket book and parking passes have been available beyond the State Fair Box Office. The online site joins a massive network of grocery and drug stores, including nearly every Wegmans, Price Chopper, Tops, and Kinney Drug, that last year sold more than 300,000 advance sale tickets. Select stores also sell one-day ride wristbands.
The New York State Fair is operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and showcases the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment. This year’s tagline, “New Attractions, Old Favorites, Timeless Fun,” highlights the more than two dozen new events and attractions and the expansion or enhancement of several Fairgoer favorites. 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 at http://www.nysfair.org/. Those who are interested in attending may also find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter.