How to Get There

Directions and Parking

Parking Lot

The New York State Fairgrounds is immediately adjacent to I-690 just west of Syracuse. It is easily accessible from the New York State Thruway/I-90 (east and west) and I-81 (north and south). Just follow the signs to the Fairgrounds once you enter the Syracuse area.

Our street address is: 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse, New York 13209
Our GPS coordinates are: 43.073857,-76.215708

From the West—Buffalo/Rochester Area

Take the New York State Thruway (I-90 East) to Exit 39, then follow I-690 East.

From the East—Albany/Utica Area

Take the New York State Thruway (I-90 West) to Exit 34A, follow I-481 South, then follow I-690 West.

From the North—Watertown Area

Take I-81 South into Syracuse to Exit 22. Follow Bear Street (Route 298) to I-690 West.

From the South—Binghamton/Cortland Area

Take I-81 North into Syracuse, then follow I-690 West.

From the New York City/Downstate Area

Take best route to Binghamton, NY, then take I-81 North into Syracuse to I-690 West.

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Automobile Parking

The New York State Fairgrounds has four large parking spots for nearly 14,000 vehicles, as well as open spaces within the fairgrounds an additional 9,000 cars. Parking is free for nearly all non-Fairtime events unless noted in an event’s details.

Please note that the map shows lots that are only in use during the Great New York State Fair. The lots available outside of the Fair are the Orange, Brown, Pink and Gray lots, with parking space available on open areas of the Fairgrounds.