New Winter Fair Event Brings the Best of the State Fair Indoors

It’s the best of the Great New York State Fair, but indoors and in mid-winter; the new Winter Fair 2019 will fill the Exposition Center at the Fairgrounds with the food, rides, music and entertainment that fairgoers know and love. This mini version of the Fair takes place Friday, Feb. 8 – Sunday, Feb. 10. Advance tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 19. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for teens and seniors. Children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge.

“The State Fair is the best and biggest party of the summer in Upstate New York. Our goal is to create the best party of the winter by borrowing some of the elements that make the Fair so great. We know this will be a good time and a great way to push aside the mid-winter blues,” said Steve Becker of Premier Promotions, the promoter of Winter Fair.

“We’re sure that families will be looking for something fun to do together in February and are very excited to see this new event grow and prosper. It’s another example of how the new Expo Center is changing the game for major events in Upstate New York,” said Troy Waffner, Fair Director.

Winter Fair will feature vendors offering a wide variety of fun foods and Fair favorites, like sausage sandwiches and pizze frittes.  The Mini-Midway will feature rides, such as a merry-go-round, giant slide, tilt-a-whirl, a fun house and amusement games. A stage will feature music from a number of bands, including the Todd Hobin Band, the Blacklites, the Chris Taylor Custom Band, and more. The promoter is working with organizers of the Van Robinson Pan-African Village at the Fair to also bring some elements of that area to Winter Fair.

More information and a link to ticket sales can be found at Winter Fair’s website. Companies interested in vending or sponsorship can contact Steve Becker at 315-727-9393

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fairgrounds website.

New York State Fair
Expo Center


Friday, February 8th, 2019
3pm to 11pm

Saturday, February 9th, 2019
10am to 11pm

Sunday, February 10th, 2019
12pm to 8pm

An event for the entire family featuring food, music, amusements, exhibits, kids’ zone and a sneak preview of the
New York State Fair for 2019!

The event will take place inside the New York State Fair Expo Center.

Plus there will be winter activities outside the Expo Center as well.

CALL 315.727.9393