Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
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January 30, 2015

The Great New York State Fair to Auction Surplus Items on State’s Ebay Sales Site

Sale of Dozens of Items Highlights Fair’s Overall Improvement Efforts

Want to bring home your own small piece of the Great New York State Fair?  Now's your chance.  The Great New York State Fair will auction off dozens of surplus items via the state’s official eBay marketplace beginning Monday, February 2, Acting Director Troy Waffner said today.

The items run the gamut from screws, washers, and hex nuts to janitorial supplies to security camera equipment to a commercial coffee maker.  (A complete list follows this news release.) They will be available for bids beginning Monday, February 2 at, the state’s official eBay marketplace for surplus equipment statewide.  All equipment is being sold as is.  Buyers must pick up their purchases.  Interested bidders can inspect equipment for sale by contacting Nick Pirro, Jr. at 315-487-7711 extension 1214 no less than 24 hours in advance of the inspection.  Full requirements are available on the pages for the individual items.

“This is more than just an early spring cleaning.  This surplus sale represents yet one more way in which the Fair’s public improvements are being matched by growth and change behind the scenes.  We’re clearing away the buildup of decades from some of our more than 100 buildings and identifying those things we no longer need.  We’re scrapping unusable metals and selling items that someone else might be able to use,” Waffner said.

In the last two years, the Fair has used increased capital improvement funds provided by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to make major improvements to the Fairgrounds.  Among the improvements:

  • Renovation of the DVM Barn, one of the major housing areas for horses.  Horse owners gave the building’s new stalls rave reviews, while building access and airflow also received significant improvements.
  • Construction of new stairways to the Fair’s historic buildings that are accessible to people with disabilities.  The Center of Progress and Science and Industry buildings have received new stairways, and the Dairy Products Building is scheduled to have its main entrance rebuilt this year.
  • Paving of miles of Fairgrounds streets.
  • Repairs of roofs, replacement of water and sewer lines, and upgrades to communications and security infrastructure across the Fairgrounds.
  • Renovation of the Fair’s marquee sign, implementing cost-efficient digital signage.
  • Rebuilding the main gate bus parking area to provide maximum access for buses while separating bus and pedestrian access to the main entrance.

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

Equipment for sale:

Hardware Supplies

Hex Keys

various sizes/amounts

S Hooks

various sizes/amounts

Slotted Hooks

various sizes/amounts

Hex Rod Coupling

various sizes/amounts

Machine Screws

various sizes/amounts

Allen Wrenches

various sizes/amounts

Eye Hooks

various sizes/amounts

Double Arm Hooks

2 boxes  10/per box

3" Rings

3 boxes 10/per box

20" 36 Grit Sanding Disks

2 boxes  20/per box

9" 50 Grit Sanding Disks


J Bolts 2 38-16 hex nut

8 boxes 10/per box

Sash Chain

8 boxes 100ft/per box

Square Washers

1 boxes 100/per box

Janitorial Supplies

Resolve carpet cleaner

6 gallons

Urinal Screens

10 boxes 12/per box

Toilet bowl rim hanger

7 boxes 12/per box

Metal braces for push brooms


Brown Utility Pads

4 boxes  5/per box

Handheld scrub brushes

3 boxes  36/per box

Parish Cream antimicrobial Liquid Hand Soap

4 Gallons

Iron Out outdoor rust stain remover

3 Gallons

Multi-purpose pressure washer concentrate

6 Gallons

Speed Ball power cleaner

20 1-Qt jugs

A-33 Detergent/disinfectant/odor tablets

5 pails 90 1/2 oz tablets per pail

Hose attachable Shower/tub/tile cleaner

11  1.59qts

Hose attachable glass/multipurpose cleaner

6   1.59qts

20" Red buffing pads

2 boxes 5/box

20" White polishing pads

1 box 5/box

Scotch Brite Green Scrubbing Pads

2 boxes  

Coffee Makers

Bunn Coffee Maker (small)


Bunn Coffee Maker (commercial)


Audio/Visual Equipment

Camera Heads


12V power splitter


Camera Adapters


Camera Adapters small mount


Camera housing single


Housing bracket for camera


power supply for camera


outdoor mounts for camera


Bose Speaker 402


Advantage Stereo Pre Amp Mixer


Battery Chargers

Club Car 48V battery charger


Invacare 24V battery charger


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