Skip to main content

The information you are viewing for this event is from Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019.
Please check back for updates.

New York State Fair

  • racing pigs
  • aerial view of the fair
  • kids screaming on fair ride
  • a hen
  • a kid kissing a goat
When: Event has passed. Watch this page for updates.
Cost: Regular daily admission $10

The Great New York State Fair is a 13-day showcase of agriculture, entertainment, education and technology. With midway rides, concessionaires, exhibits, and concerts, it has become New York's largest annual event and an end-of-summer tradition for hundreds of thousands of families from all corners of the state. It is the oldest and one of the largest state fairs in the United States, with over one million visitors annually.


For fairgoers the Fair's general admission gates open at 7:00am daily and close at 10:00pm, except for Labor Day, when the entire grounds close at 9:00pm. Exhibit buildings are open from 10:00am to 10:00pm, with the exception of Labor Day when they close at 9:00pm.


During the 2019 State Fair regular daily admission tickets are $10 every day except on either Thursday, August 22 or 29 when admission is $3, and both Opening Day and Labor Day when admission is just $1. Tickets are available at any State Fair gate when you arrive. Additional admission details:

  • Children 12 and under are admitted free every day of the Fair. Students 18 and under are admitted free on Friday, August 30, 2019
  • Senior Citizens' Days are Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27, 2019 when all seniors 60 years and over are admitted free

Find more information at

Photos provided by the New York State Fair.

Back to events list

Incorrect info on this event listing or page? -- please email

Event times and information subject to change and not guaranteed.