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August 19, 2013

Three New Rides Add to Enjoyment at State Fairís Kiddyland Midway

Strates Shows Upgrades the Area for Fairís Littlest Joyriders

The New York State Fair Midway will feature three brand new rides for young thrill-seekers, New York Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine announced today.  The rides will be found in the Kiddleland area of the Strates Shows Midway.  The new rides are:

  • The Volkswagon Kiddie Ride. Calling all car enthusiasts!  You’re sure to be snug as a bug as you ride the circuit in our all-new Volkswagons.  Honk your horns and steer your way around the track while you’re jamming to the music and cruising on!
  • The Tractor Kiddie Ride. Come on down to the farm and have a great time driving or riding on your very own tractor.  Beep your horn and sing along to your favorite farm-themed music.  What kid doesn’t want to ride a tractor?
  • The Quad Runner Kiddie Ride.  Ready for some four-wheeling fun?  Rev those engines and toot those horns.  The Quad Runner - an adventure awaits you!

The Strates Shows Midway will also feature all of the great thrill rides, games, and concessions Fairgoers have come to enjoy.  Among the returning rides are the Giant Wheel, Top Spin, Sky Flyer, Sea Ray, and the KMG Fire Ball.

Fairgoers can enjoy the Midway at a significant savings if they act before opening day, August 22.  A Strates Shows FunCard offering $24 in ride credits for $14 is on sale at the State Fair Box Office and at supermarkets across New York State.  A full list of locations offering discount FunCards can be found at  

Strates Shows offers a larger quantity discount for FunCards purchased online at  Fairgoers can purchase $34 worth of ride credits for $20.  In addition, this website is the only place to get a discount on wristbands good for riding all Midway and Kiddieland rides any one of the unlimited ride days, which are Thursday or Friday, August 22 or 23, or Monday through Thursday, August 26 to 29, 2013.  The $25 Unlimited Ride Wristband is available for $20 if purchased online. 

All discounts must be purchased before Aug. 22.

During the Fair, FunCards and Unlimited Ride Wristbands can be purchased, and FunCards recharged, at any Strates Show ticket booth.

The New York State Fair runs from August 22 Ė 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

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