For the first time ever, New Yorkers will have the option to buy tickets to the Great New York State Fair online and at a discounted price.

The new online purchasing page on the fair's website offers tickets at a 40 percent discount over the gate price, and that includes the Frequent Fairgoer ticket book and parking passes for the first time outside the Sate Fair box office.

“We’re injecting new energy into the Fair this year," said Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner. "Our new Midway is one of more than two dozen new events and activities this year – an unprecedented amount of growth and change. There’s something new around every corner this year. And our hope is that this new system helps entice more people from Buffalo to Plattsburgh to Long Island to come see their Fair."

The secure website offers four different ticket options and the parking pass, which will be mailed free of charge when bought online.

  • 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.


This year's fair is themed 'Summer's Best in Show,' and runs from August 21, to September 1.