What to expect on the final day of the NYS Fair
Monday is the final day of the NYS Fair!
Admission is one dollar as part of the Summer Send-Off Day. All rides on the Wade Shows Midway are a dollar Monday.
Monday is Labor Day and there will be a Labor Day parade. People will march to Chevy Court for a parade and Labor Day rally at 10:30 AM.
Here’s a look at entertainment: lovelytheband will perform at 1 PM at Chevy Court. Gavin DeGraw will take the stage for the evening show at 6 PM. All acts at Chevy Court are free with your Fair admission.
The New York State Fair will close at 9 PM Monday.
State Fair, Centro announce additional 12 buses for fair’s final weekend
On Thursday, Centro announced that an additional 12 buses will be added into service at the Great New York State Fair. The last weekend is traditionally the busiest for the fair.
The buses will be provided by the Rochester Genesee Regional Transporation Authority and Centro will provide drivers from Utica and the Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit.
“The Fair, Centro and State Police have worked closely this past week to see how our new traffic patterns are working. I have also spent a great deal of time at Gate 10 and riding our trams to talk to fairgoers to hear their ideas and concerns. We take all of it seriously and are making changes now and will make more in time for the 2020 Fair. We never stop trying to improve,” said Troy Waffner, Fair Director.
The changes come as the Fair prepares for the busiest days of its 13-day annual event. Attendance on the weekends often tops 100,000 per day, making maximum use of the approximately 15,300 spaces available in the Fair’s six public parking lots and the approximately 7,400 spaces available in Centro’s fairtime Park-N-Ride lots.
Friday celebrates Native American Day at the fair
Friday is Native Americans Day at the fair, honoring local tribes. There will be many activities and performances at the Indian Village.
Norman Jimmerson, the Superintendent of the Indian Village, spoke with NewsChannel 9’s Julia LeBlanc about the changes that have been made at the Indian Village and also gave us a tour of the 16th-century replica longhouse.
What to expect on Day 9 of the NYS Fair
Thursday is Day 9 at the Great New York State Fair!
It is Armed Forces Day! Veterans and active duty military get in for free with military identification. There will be an Armed Forces Day ceremony at 11 AM at the Veterans Memorial. Members of the Armed Forces will take part in the parade at 6 PM.
Thursday is also Dairy Day. There will be activities to educate fair goers about the state’s largest agricultural sector. Thursday is also the Fair’s final $3 Thursday. Admission to the Fair is $3.
College students get into the Fair for $1 with a current college ID.
Here’s a look at the entertainment at Chevy Court: Why Don’t We will perform at 2 PM. Vince Neil of Motley Crue will perform at 8 PM. All acts at Chevy Court are free with your Fair admission.
What to expect for Day 8 of the NYS Fair
The New York State Fair is flying by!
Wednesday is Day 8 and will honor women. It is Women’s Day at the Fair. Women between the ages of 13 to 59 get in for one dollar on Wednesday. There are events to honor women including the annual Women’s Day Luncheon at the Empire Room at noon.
Wednesday is also the final day for seniors 60 and older to get in for free.
Comic Con Day is Wednesday at the Fair. Anyone wearing a costume gets into the Fair for one dollar on Wednesday. Admission is also one dollar for any college student with a valid ID.
A look at entertainment at the Fair on Wednesday: The Mavericks will perform at Chevy Court at 2PM. Ice Cube will perform at 8 PM. All acts at Chevy Court are free with your Fair admission.
NYSF honors fire and emergency services personnel
Day seven at the Great New York State Fair honors the brave men and women of fire and emergency services.
Lindsay Raychel was joined by Solvay Fire Department’s Matt Zingaro. The Solvay Fire Department is the department in charge at the New York State Fair.
Zingaro then showed NewsChannel 9’s Lindsay Raychel Engine 21, which is one of the fire engines that is stationed at the fair during the duration of the fair.
How prices at the NYS Fair have changed since 1982
The year was 1982, and CNYCentral reporter Mike Powell spent the day asking people how much they paid for everyday items at the NYS Fair.
Thirty-seven years later, we’re doing it again!
Here’s how prices have changed:
- Then: $3
- Now: $10
Hot Dog Prices
- Then: $0.85
- Now: $1
- Then: $0.45
- Now: $2
Slice of Pizza Prices
- Then: $0.80 for cheese, $0.90 for pepperoni
- Now: $5
Funnel Cake Price
- Then: $1.25
- Now: $7
Who gets in for free and other Monday deals at the NYS Fair
Monday is Day 6 of the Great New York State Fair.
It’s Law Enforcement Day. There will be events at the Fair honoring those who serve and have served. All current or retired law enforcement or corrections personnel get in for free. Just bring valid identification showing service.
It’s also Senior Day. Seniors 60 and older get in for free Monday. College students with a current ID get in for one dollar. It’s also Midway Monday. Ride wristbands for 10 rides are available for 10 dollars.
Maple Day is Monday at the State Fair
This year, New York State ranked #2 (behind Vermont) in the production of Maple Syrup–at 820-thousand gallons If you want to see what NY Maple Producers do with maple, check out Maple Day at the State Fair on Monday!
Maple producers have a full day of activities on their Maple Day, Monday August 26th:
- A traveling exhibit, ‘The Maple Experience’ will be at the Fair’s Main Gate (Gate 1) all day Monday. Maple samples, tours–the 11am opening features a sap-tubing cutting.
- Free maple samples at several Fair buildings, including the Dairy Birthing, Dairy Products, the State FFA.
- Maple recipes demonstrated at the Demonstration Kitchen in the Fair Art and Home Center.
- The Maple Center, in the Horticulture Building, has free samples and sales of all maple treats (Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Maple Sugar, Syrup, drinks and ice cream).
Central New York history, in a first-ever opera at State Fair
Monday is ‘Equality Day’ at the New York State Fair, and part of the observance is a look at a local woman who was a major figure in both the abolitionist and women’s right to vote movements. How her story is being presented is also a first for the State Fair: an opera.
Matilda Joslyn Gage is well known in the Fayetteville area–there’s even an historical marker in front of her home, which now houses a foundation and a museum that highlights her life’s work, and her influence on her son in law L. Frank Baum’s life work: the OZ book series.
The opera is titled Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage. Presented through Syracuse’s Society for New Music, it highlghts Gage’s fight against slavery and for women’s equality and the right to vote, and what happened that has kept her out of ‘mainstream’ historical accounts of the strggles.
About the performance: On Monday (August 26th) at 2pm, excerpts from the opera will be presented–free–in the Art and Home Center Empire Theatre. Gage will be sung/played by Danan Tsan, who, in addition to classical singing, also directs the chorus at Hamilton College. The family-friendly performance, with a cast of about 12, is sung in English and also shows how this musical form. The 45 minute performance is a unique use of music to share our common history.