Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
Joe Morrissey, 518-457-0752,
Dave Bullard, 315-487-7711 x 1377,

November 28, 2014

Great New York State Fair Announces Cyber Monday Special: 50% Off Advance Sale Ticket Special for 2015 Great New York State Fair

Limited Number of Tickets Available for this First-Ever Promotion

The Great New York State Fair will offer a tremendous bargain on Cyber Monday, New York State Commissioner of Agriculture Richard A. Ball announced today. The Fair will hold a special online-only sale of a limited number of admission tickets for just $3 per ticket. The price is 50% off the cost of an advance sale ticket and is $7 off the cost of a full-priced ticket at the gate during the Fair.

“The Great New York State Fair is a showplace for New York’s amazing agriculture and provides families with fun and excitement. The Fair is already a tremendous bargain and this special makes it even better. I always encourage New Yorkers to visit and enjoy their New York State Fair, and this promotion makes it more affordable than ever for those who act quickly,” said Commissioner Ball.

10,000 tickets will be made available starting at 9:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1 for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis until all tickets are gone. The sale will end at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 24 if there are any tickets remaining. Tickets are available only online at, and only as print-at-home tickets. The Fair’s box office will not be open and tickets will not be available by phone or mail. Buyers will be limited to four tickets. No refunds will be given for tickets used on any discounted admission days, including the Fair’s Dollar Day event on Labor Day, which will return in 2015. Tickets will be sold via the Fair’s official online ticket seller, Etix. No extra fees will be charged for buying these tickets. Visit the Fair’s website,, to buy tickets.

The Fair posted one of its strongest years ever in 2014, bringing in an all-new midway and more than two dozen other new attractions and events. Fairgoers reacted positively to the rejuvenated Fair, sending attendance soaring over the previous year. Twice during the twelve day run, single-day attendance broke records, with 122,870 people packing the Fair for the first-ever Dollar Day on Labor Day event, capped by a free concert by the Doobie Brothers that drew an estimated 22,200 people to Chevy Court.

“Don’t wait to buy these special tickets. We’re already well into planning the 2015 Fair and we have a number of new attractions planned. For $3, you’ll get even more of the best of New York agriculture, along with great entertainment and activities. This just might be the best deal you’ll get this season,” said Troy Waffner, Acting Director of the Fair.

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 27 September 7, 2015. The Fair’s mission, reflected in its theme, “Summer’s Best in Show,” is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment.

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, 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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