The Great New York State Fair in Syracuse kicks off on Thursday, August 22, and continues through Monday, September 2, featuring a host of concerts, competitions, daily parades, midway rides and games, agricultural and livestock competitions, monster truck rallies, dance, sports, a circus, and much more. Before you head to the fairgrounds (581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse), visit nysfair.org for complete schedules and more information.
Gates open at 8 a.m. each day, and the buildings are open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The midway will be open 10 a.m.-midnight, except on Labor Day (Monday, September 2), when it will close at 10 p.m. Admission to the Fair is $6 per day in advance, or $10 at the gate. Six-Day Frequent Fairgoer admission books are available for $30 at the State Fair Box Office. Grandstand event ticket prices vary; more information at etix.com or by calling 800-514-3849 or nysfair.org.