The state is making it easier to buy tickets for the Great New York State Fair.
For the first time ever, people can buy tickets online to attend the fair, which runs from Aug. 21 ot Sept. 1.
The fair has debuted a new online purchasing page on its website at nysfair.org/buy-tickets that offers tickets at a 40 percent discount over the price at the gate.
The secure website sells five products including the single-day ticket, which will be mailed free of charge to buyers:
single-day advance sale ticket, for $6. That’s a 40 percent savings
over the $10 charge for admission at the gate during the Fair.
Frequent Fairgoer ticket book, which contains 6 days’ worth of tickets,
for $30. That’s a 50 percent savings over the full general admission
single-day rides wristband voucher, for $20. The voucher saves $5 over
the weekday price and $10 over the weekend price. The wristband allows a
fairgoer to ride the all-new Wade Shows Midway rides all day.
A voucher for the Mega Pass, for $70, which allows a fairgoer to ride Midway rides all day every day of the Fair.
A daily parking pass for $5.
This is the
first time that the Frequent Fairgoer ticket book and parking passes
have been available beyond the State Fair Box Office. The online site
joins a massive network of grocery and drug stores, including nearly
every Wegmans, Price Chopper, Tops, and Kinney Drug, that last year
sold more than 300,000 advance sale tickets. Select stores also
sell one-day ride wristbands.
Right before the apple harvest in September, the New York Apple Association has revamped its website at NYAppleCountry.com The refreshed site features:
** profiles on 24 of New York state's top apple varieties, including Honeycrisp, Gala, and McIntosh ** almost 100 recipes using apples or apple products ** facts about the New York apple industry and apples in general as well as frequently asked questions ** a large nutrition section, including apple Nutrition Facts, health and weight benefits of eating apples and research updates from New York Apple Association Consulting Dietitian Linda Quinn, of Syracuse. "Our goal is to be New York state apple fans' 'go to' resource for apple information," said Jim Allen, apple association president. "So we've provided everything we think they'll want in one attractive, easy-to-use site."
State Sen. Patty Ritchie just announced that her St. Lawrence Wine Trail has become a reality.
Here is what she had to say on Facebook: "The governor has just signed my bill created the St. Lawrence Wine Trail. The 80-mile path connects the big county's three wineries and craft brewer, helping us show off our good taste to tourists and area residents alike, while supporting new jobs, farmers and small businesses along the way."