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July 26, 2019

State Fair Offers a Super(Hero) of a Deal: A Special Comic Book and Fair Admission for a Bargain Price

The Great New York State Fair is celebrating its new Comic Con Day with a super deal: Buy a Spider-Man comic with a special State Fair cover for $10 and get Fair admission for free. The cover of the Spider-Man comic shows the web-slinging superhero swinging over the heads of fairgoers outside the new Exposition Center. It was created by Marvel Comics especially for the recent Salt City Comic Con and the new Comic Con Day at the Fair. The comic can be purchased at the Fair’s online sales site, here.

“This comic is a collector’s edition -- there’ll never be another one like it -- and we want to get it into as many hands as possible. Adding a ticket to the Fair makes this an irresistible deal,” said Troy Waffner, Fair Director.

Buyers will pay an additional 34 cents per comic to cover fees. Buyers will receive by email or text a link to two print-at-home vouchers: One for admission to the Fair and the other to receive the comic book. The admission vouchers are good at any gate any day of the Fair for free admission. The voucher for the comic book must be taken to the Guest Relations Center at the Main Gate to receive the comic book. Vouchers cannot be refunded, exchanged or adjusted and are good only for the 2019 Fair.

Each voucher contains a special money-saving bonus: A coupon good for a free soda with the purchase of a specialty product at the two Gianelli sausage stands or the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que stand at Chevy Court.

Comic Con Day at the Fair, Wednesday, August 28, will feature $1 admission for fairgoers who arrive in costumes, training in the use of laser swords, appearances by the Batmobile and the Mystery Machine from the Scooby Doo mystery cartoons, an evening of classic movies and more.

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair is America’s third largest state fair. The Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment and is a key piece of Governor Cuomo’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. Fair attendance is up more than 40% since the beginning of more than $120 million in investments, with 1.27 million people attending the Fair in 2018. The 2019 Fair runs from August 21 to September 2. Information about the Fair can be found here.

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available here. Find the Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter and enjoy photos from the Fair on Flickr. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.

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