New York State Fair runs through Labor Day

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Labor Day is your last chance to visit the Great New York State Fair, with attractions including farm animals, food, music, shows, and the annual butter sculpture made with milk from Batavia.

The fairgrounds in Syracuse on 581 State Fair Blvd. Tickets cost $6 and parking costs $10. People can also purchase a Frequent Fairgoer ticket option for $20. Admission is free for people 65 and older or children 12 and under.

Monday’s events at the fairgrounds include a wheelchair basketball tournament, hands-on butter making, a dinosaur expo, and rooster crowing competition. There will also be a Labor Day parade and rally at 10:30 a.m. at the Exposition Center. Skid Row will close out the fair’s Suburban Park Concert Series at 6 p.m. and Foghart will close out the Chevy Court Concert Series at 4 p.m.

You can get tickets to the fair online here or by calling 1-800-514-3849. In addition, you can get tickets at the gate.


Multiple lots are available for parking. The Orange Parking Lot opens at 9 a.m. daily, with the Brown, Pink and Gray lots opening daily at 6 a.m. The Willis Ave parking lot opens at 10 a.m., but will only be accessible on weekends. Trams will run continuously on the fairgrounds, stopping at nine stops from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

A dedicated ADA shuttle runs between the Gray Accessible Parking lot, outside Gate 10 to Tram Stop #3 at the rear entrance of the Horticulture Building from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day. On Monday, September 4, the trams stop running one hour earlier.

Centro’s popular Park-N-Ride direct shuttle service will return, providing passengers with transportation from the Centro Transit Hub Downtown and Destiny USA to and from the fairgrounds. The Centro drop-off and pick-up point at The Fair is just to the left of the Main Gate as it has been since 2021. To ride the shuttle one way, the fee is $1 for adults, and $0.50 for senior citizens, children 6 to 9 years old and disabled people. The last shuttle of the day leaves at 11:40 p.m.