Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
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March 28, 2014

Reminder: Tickets for Brad Paisley’s State Fair Grandstand Concert Go on Sale Tomorrow

The New York State Fair box office and online outlet open Saturday morning to sell tickets to the Thursday, August 21 concert by Brad Paisley at the Grandstand.  Paisley has won three Grammy awards and has been named Country Music Association Entertainer of the year en route to placing 22 songs at the top of the country music charts.  Randy Houser, Charlie Worsham, and Leah Turner open for Paisley.

Ticket sales begin at 9:00 a.m. both at the box office, located at the main gate of the Fairgrounds along State Fair Boulevard in the town of Geddes, and at the Fair’s only official online ticket seller,  Tickets are $65, $55, and $45.  The box office closes at noon.

A limited number of tickets remain available for the Saturday, August 30 concert by Jason Aldean with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr. is the Fair’s official and only online ticket selling agent.  Ticket prices are the same whether tickets are bought online at or in person at the box office.  A $3.75 service fee will be added to the price of all tickets.  An additional fee will be charged for the use of a credit card.  Most major credit cards are accepted.  Your advance-sale concert ticket includes admission to the Fair.

Parking for box office sales is available in the Brown lot beginning at 5:30 a.m.  Lineup can begin at 6 a.m. Tickets for people who require wheelchair accessible seating or who have mobility disabilities, or those who are hearing impaired will go on sale at the same time as general seating tickets. Convenient parking for people with disabilities who have either the proper license plate or hanging tag will be available via Gate 2. 

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 21 – September 1, 2014.  Its mission is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment.  The theme of the 2014 Fair is “Summer’s Best in Show.”

A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s website,  Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook at, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, and enjoy photos from the Fair at Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at

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