Department of Agriculture & Markets

    

Joe Morrissey, 518-457-0752, Joe.Morrissey@agriculture.ny.gov
Dave Bullard, 315-487-7711 x 1377, Dave.Bullard@agriculture.ny.gov

July 25, 2013

Daily, No-Utility RV Parking Spots Still Available for New York State Fair

Sites are Ideal for State Fair Fans Visiting For One or More Days

The Great New York State Fair offers inexpensive recreational vehicle campsites for those who do not require utility services.  The Fair has 75 temporary parking spots for such RVs in the Black parking lot.  These locations do not offer electric, water, or sewer service.  They are for RVs only; tent camping is prohibited on the State Fairgrounds. 

These campsites will be available beginning Wednesday, August 21, the day before the Fair opens.  They are purchased in person upon arrival at the Fairgrounds.  Anyone wishing to rent a spot for a given day or set of days should call the Fair at 315-487-7711 extension 1474 to check the availability of these non-utility spaces.  Purchases can only be made with cash or a credit card.  Checks are not accepted.

Sites can be rented for $15 per night.  Site rental does not include admission to the Fair, which is $10 per person at the gate or $6 per person when purchased in advance of opening day.  Children 12 or under are free. 

No-service RV camping will not be offered on the Fair’s infield this year.  Full-service RV camping is available in the infield for $450 for all 12 days of the Fair.

Details on how to purchase daily camping, rules for check-in and check-out, and a list of campgrounds near the Fair are all available at http://www.nysfair.org/your-fair-visit/rv-parking/.

The New York State Fair runs from August 22 September 2, 2013.  The Fair’s theme is “Sharing the Bounty and Pride of New York.” 

In addition to the annual New York State Fair, the Fairgrounds host dozens of agricultural events throughout the year, including some of the Northeast’s most prestigious horse and livestock shows.

The home of the Great New York State Fair is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s website.  Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook or follow NYS Fair on Twitter. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas on the Great New York State Fair at statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.

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