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New York State Fair 2017 Daily Schedule
    August 23 - September 4, 2017
581 State Fair Blvd. Syracuse, New York


Special Fair Days at the New York State Fair 2017


Wednesday,   August 23, 2017
  • Preview Day
Admission will be just $1.00 - All events and activities will be available, including two Chevy Court concerts.

Thursday,   August 24, 2017
  • Governor's Day,   $3 Thursday
Admissions is just $3 on Thursday.

Friday,   August 25, 2017
  • Pride Day
The annual all-day event will include a flag raising ceremony, LGBT choirs and parade at 6:00 pm.



Monday, August 28, 2017
  • Law Enforcement Day, Senior Citizen's Day, Wade Shows Midway Monday

  • Law Enforcement Day allows free admission to any active or retired law enforcement or corrections personnel who presents a badge and/or picture ID from the department from which they are or were employed.

  • Senior Citizen’s Day
Senior citizens, sixty (60) years of age and older, are offered free admission on this day. ID showing date of birth may be requested to allow free admittance. Fairgoers are able to make use of the Fair’s internal tram network for free wiith the service running 9:00 am - 8:00 pm.

  • Wade Shows Midway Monday
Special limited wristband offer, 10 rides for only $10.00. Wristbands can be purchased at any Wade Shows ticket booth on the midway.



Tuesday, August 29, 2017
  • Fire and Rescue Day, Beef Day, Senior Citizen's Day

  • Fire and Rescue Day - allows for free admission to any active or retired member of a fire department or emergency services organization who has a duly issued picture ID from that department or organization.

  • Beef Day - “Branding Iron Cook-off” media grilling contest beginning at 10:00 am. At 12:30 pm New York State FFA Chapters will take over as they compete in the 11th Annual “Create the Perfect Burger” contest sponsored by the New York Beef Council and Tops Markets.

  • Senior Citizen’s Day - Senior citizens, sixty (60) years of age and older, are offered free admission on this day of the Fair. ID showing date of birth may be requested to allow free admittance.



Wednesday, August 30, 2017
  • Women's Day, sponsored by St. Joseph’s Health

  • Women’s Day - Plan on attending the annual Women’s Day Luncheon plus many other special events throughout the day. Highlights include the Fine Arts and Photo Exhibition in the Art & Home Center as well as judging in the Culinary Arts area.


Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • Armed Forces Day,   Dairy Day,   $3 Thursday

  • Armed Forces Day - allows 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).

  • $3 Thursday - admission to the Fair is just $3.00

  • Dairy Day - Thank you to all the dairy farmers, dairy product processors and manufacturers who provide us with the state’s official beverage, “Milk” and official Snack “Yogurt”. Come enjoy the local celebrity milkshake contest and other fun activities during the day.


Friday, September 1, 2017
  • Six Nations Day,   Student's Day

  • Six Nations Day
Native Americans receive free admission on this day. ID is not required, but it is asked that attendees enter through Gate 4 only. Make sure to see all the Six Nations Day participants in the Special Day Parade at 6:00 pm

  • Student’s Day
Youths 18 years old and under admitted free on this day. ID showing date of birth may be requested to allow free admittance.


Saturday, September 2, 2017
  • Grange Day


Monday, September 4, 2017
  • Labor Day,   Summer Send Off "Dollar Day"

  • Labor Day
Labor Day is to honor those working women and men who make American strong. Supporters of labor can meet at 10:00 am. near Gate 4 and then at 10:30 am. they will march to Chevy Court for a Labor Day rally.

  • Summer Send Off “Dollar Day”
Adult admission to the Fair will be $1.00 per person all day.
All of the rides in the Wade Shows Midway will be $1.00 per ride.
Light up the night and say farewell to the Fair at dusk, right after the final Chevy Court concert of the year at 6:00 pm.
Fair Parking will still cost $5.00


New York State Fair 2017
Daily Schedules:

  • Aug. 23 - Wed.     • Aug. 24 - Thursday

  • Aug. 25 - Friday     • Aug. 26 - Saturday

  • Aug. 27 - Sunday    





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