Grandstand Hosts Wild Automotive Action to End 2013 Fair
The 2013 New York State Fair closes on a high note – high octane, that is – as monster trucks and demolition derby cars roar into the New York State Fair Grandstand.
The All Star Monster Truck Show takes place on Sunday, September 1 with a pit party at 5:30 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. Among the massive trucks scheduled to perform are the world’s most famous monster truck, the 30 year old Bigfoot, world champion Bounty Hunter, world finalist Iron Outlaw, last year’s State Fair freestyle winner Illuminator, and 2013 Winter Series Championship runner-up Toxic. Some of these trucks performed at the recent Monster Jam at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.
There will be a full contact democross auto race. Anything goes here, as racers spin and hit each other on purpose to try to knock the other one out of the race. The democross is open to any competitor. Anyone wishing to enter the race should come to the back gate at the track between 3 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 1.
Prices are $5 for The Party in the Pit and $10 for admission to the show.
On Labor Day, Monday, September 2, the Fair concludes with a bang. And a smash. And a crash. The New York State Championship Demolition Derby and Double Figure 8 Races begin at 4 p.m. with tickets priced at $10. The demolition derby features cars slamming into each other until only one vehicle is still running. The double figure 8 event features cars racing around three circles, with crashes possible in each of the two intersections.
The field for the two events begins with the winners and runners-up of county-level demolition derbies across the state, and the 22 county winners of figure 8 events. However, anyone with a vehicle that meets derby standards and who has a desire to get it smashed up can try to make the championship final by taking part in open qualifying heats. In the past, those qualifying heats have led to finals featuring 80 cars.
Potential competitors should contact JM Productions Inc., the event’s promoter, for application instructions at (716) 648-5100 or visit www.jmproductionsinc.com.
Tickets for both events are only available at the State Fair box office. Tickets will not be available until Thursday, August 15. The box office will be open weekdays until the Fair from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Tickets to these two events do not include admission to the Fair.
The New York State Fair runs from August 22 – September 2, 2013. The Fair’s theme is “Sharing the Bounty and Pride of New York.” Advance sale tickets that save 40% off the price at the gate are available across the state. Visit www.nysfair.org/buy-tickets/advance-sale-tickets/ for a full list of locations to buy advance sale tickets, as well as discount cards for midway rides and the Best Bets Bargain Book of money-saving coupons at Fair venues.
In addition to the annual New York State Fair, the Fairgrounds host dozens of agricultural events throughout the year, including some of the Northeast’s most prestigious horse and livestock shows.
The home of the Great New York State Fair is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s website. Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook or follow NYS Fair on Twitter. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas on the Great New York State Fair at firstname.lastname@example.org.