Special Fair Days
The New York State Fair runs August 21 – September 1, 2014
Opening Day / Governor’s Day – Thursday, August 21
Join in on the Opening Day Ceremonies for the 2014 New York State Fair!
Law Enforcement Day – Friday, August 22
Ticket required for all Law Enforcement Agency admissions. Agency representatives please contact Syracuse Police Sgt. William Croft at 315-448-8625 during regular business hours July 14 thru August 18 for details on how to obtain them - subject to availability.
Dairy Day – Monday, August 25
This is the State Fair’s way of saying thank you to all the dairy farmers that provide us with the state’s official beverage, “Milk”. Come enjoy the day’s great activities from the milkshake contest and cheese auction at Chevy Court Pavilion in the morning to the day long Open Class Holstein Show followed by the celebrity milking contest at the Toyota Coliseum.
Senior Citizens’ Days – Monday, August 25 & Tuesday, August 26
• Seniors 60 years and older are admitted free on these days.
• There will be a new reception area for senior group bus and van parking this year, thus a special parking permit for this location will be required. Please contact the Art & Home Center office at 315-487-7711 ext. 1265 to pre-register for this permit.
• Fairgoers are able to make use of the Fair’s internal tram network for free on these two senior days with the service running 9:00am-8:00pm. These trams travel around the perimeter road, stopping at 11 scheduled stops.
Beef Day – Tuesday, August 26
Beef it’s what’s for dinner! The day’s activities include following your nose to the Chevy Court pavilion to watch the grilling contest in the morning and be sure to stop by the Quality Meats Display in the Dairy Products Building where you can pick up your free beef recipes while you watch demonstrations all day by the National Beef Ambassadors.
Women’s Day – Wednesday, August 27
Attend the annual Women’s Day Luncheon plus many special events have been planned throughout the day. Highlighted events include the Fine Arts and Photo Exhibition in the Art & Home Center as well as judging in the Culinary Arts area. During the entire day, various women’s advocacy organizations will be at a “mini-fair” set up in the Chevy Court Pavilion. Please call 315.487.7711 ext. 1264 for more information.
• 2014 Women’s Day Program – coming soon
• 2014 Women’s Day Registration form - coming soon
Fire & Rescue Day – Thursday, August 28
Ticket required for all Fire & Rescue admissions, please contact the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs at 1-800-676-3473 or Harold Smith at 315-657-5450 during regular business hours July 14 thru August 18 for details on how to obtain them - subject to availability.
Veteran’s Day – Thursday, August 28
Active duty military personnel and veterans are admitted free on this day with proper credentials – military ID or discharge papers.
Native American Day – Friday, August 29
Native Americans receive free admission on this day.
Student’s Day – Friday, August 29
Students 16 years old and under admitted free on this day.
Grange Day – Saturday, August 30
Labor Day – Monday, September 1