GEDDES, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - In a move to celebrate the successful first half of the 2017 New York State Fair and promote tourism, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that there will be four additional Special Days at the Fair this year.
The following new days have been announced:
College Day is Every Day
In recognition of New York State's world-class colleges and universities, the Fair will offer college students $1 admission with a valid school identification beginning Wednesday and running through Labor Day.
You Set the Record Days
In celebration of breaking the all-time-record for daily attendance last Sunday, the Fair will offer $1 admission to all fairgoers on Wednesday and Thursday as a thank you to its loyal visitors.
Speedway at the Fair
Also from Wednesday through Labor Day, visitors can present a ticket stub from the Oswego Speedway or Watkins Glen International Speedway and receive $1 entry to the Fair.
SU and NY Sports Day
On Friday, guests can show their team spirit. Visitors who wear a hat, t-shirt or jersey of their favorite, school, college or professional sports team will receive $1 admission, in honor of the home opening game of the Syracuse University football season.
"Our continued investment has transformed the Great New York State Fair into a world-class entertainment destination, and it continues to get better," Cuomo said. "This year, the Fair is off to a record-setting pace and these promotional days will keep that momentum going - bringing more visitors to Central New York and helping the region continue to rise."
On Sunday, the Fair set an all-time single-day attendance record of 123,206 and Monday set a record for the highest attendance on that date, at 88,943.