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New York State Fair 2013

The 2013 edition of the New York State Fair is about to begin. We’ve assembled some of the cultural highlights and basic visitor information including some diversity on their visit to the second largest fair in North America.

Entertainment

This year Chevy Court is has entertainment diversity with entertainers; Salt-n-Pepa, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Chubby Checker, Zendaya and The Cab Calloway Orchestra. Additional entertainment can be found in Pan-African Village, Iroquois Village and throughout the fairgrounds.

Advance Sale Tickets
Available now through Wednesday, August 21st only

One-Day Advance Sale Tickets are available for $6.00, a savings of $4.00 off the regular one-day admission price. Available at the State Fair Box Office or retail locations (see list below).

Six-Day Frequent Fairgoer Admission Books are available for $30.00, a total savings of $30.00 off the regular six-day admission price. Available only at the State Fair Box Office.

Discount Strates Shows Midway Ride FunCards are available for $14.00, a savings of $10.00 off the regular price! You get 48 credits per card. All rides require 4 or more credits.The Best Bets Bargain Book, Sponsored by Tully’s Good Times, has 100 of the best deals at the State Fair totaling well over $3,000 in valuable coupons! Save on things to eat & drink, things to buy, and things to do… available for $4.00, a savings of $1.00 off the regular Fairtime price.

FunCards and Bargain Books are available at these locations:

∙ Wegmans – all New York state locations
∙ Price Chopper – all New York state locations
∙ Tops Friendly Markets
∙ Green Hills – Syracuse
∙ Nojaim Bros. – Syracuse

Special Fair Days, Strates Midway Ride-All-Day Program Days

Visitors can buy $25 wristbands that give them full access to the Midway & Kiddieland rides for the entire day! Available for six days… Thursday, Aug. 22, Friday, Aug. 23, Monday, Aug. 26, Tuesday, Aug. 27, Wednesday, Aug. 28 and Thursday, Aug. 29. Wristbands will be available at any Strates ticket booth on these days.

Veteran’s Day – Thursday, August 29

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 30

Native Americans receive free admission on this day.

Student’s Day – Friday, August 30

Students 16 years old and under admitted free on this day

Gospel Weekend

Aug. 24 and 25 the Fair’s traditional Gospel Weekend of uplifting music and joyful voices at the Talent Showcase stage. The New York State Fair Youth Gospel Choir, Tim Rogers and the Fellas and other groups will help keep the music flowing all weekend long.

Iroquois Indian Village

Come learn about and celebrate the culture and heritage of the original New Yorkers at the Iroquois Indian Village. You can experience every day the traditional music, dance, crafts and customs of the Iroquois. This section of the Fairgrounds has been dedicated to Six Nations programs since 1928.

Pan-African Village

Located between the Center of Progress Building and the Art and Home Center, you can come to the Pan African Village to learn about New York’s African-American history while you listen to music with African roots, taste African and Caribbean inspired food in the food court sponsored by Total Care, sip southern-style lemonade and browse booths filled with ethnic items.

Veterans and 9/11 Memorial

Located in front of the Horticulture Building, the Veterans Memorial held its opening at the 1999 Fair and was expanded in 2001. It features an eternal flame, flag poles with bricks of all the wars at its base and stones for each branch of the service with individual bricks placed from the service branches. The 9/11 Memorial honors all those that lost their lives in the September 11th terrorist attacks. Unveiled at the 2002 Fair, the Memorial is located between the two phases of the Veterans Memorial.

2013
EMPIRE THEATER
Performance Harriet May Mills Art & Home Center

Thursday, August 29
11:00 AM , 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM ,7:00 PM
The Media Unit presents
“The Way It Is Now”

An original music/theatre performance exploring attitudes on teen dating.

Chevy Court

12 Days of free entertainment is scheduled for the Stan Colella Stage at Chevy Court for the 2013 New York State Fair. Two shows a day will be featured, all free to Fairgoers with your Fair admission. The lineup provides a wide-ranging mix of musical talent from country to nostalgia to today’s popular music.

Salt-n-Pepa
Aug 22, 2013
2:00 PM
Free with Fair Admission Show Time 2:00pm

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

Aug 23, 2013
8:00 PM
Free with Fair Admission

Zendaya

Aug 24, 2013
2:00 PM
Free with Fair Admission

Kenneth “Babyface”Edmonds”

August 25, 2013
2:00 PM
Free with Fair Admission

The Cab Calloway Orchestra

Aug 26, 2013
2:00 PM
Free with Fair Admission

Chubby Checker

Aug 27, 2013
2:00 PM
Free with Fair Admission

The 5th Dimension
The group, featuring original member Florence LaRue

Aug 28, 2013
2:00 PM
Free with Fair Admission

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