Carnival Rides & Treats Independence Celebration

Carnival Rides and Treats presented by Pinnacle Employee Service returns to the New York State Fairgrounds Midway to kick off the Independence Day Holiday weekend with an expanded Family Fun Event that includes two nights of Fireworks, new food options and more rides and games! The event takes place July 1st, 2nd and 3rd with a huge family friendly carnival and fireworks on both July 1st and 2nd in the skies over the Fairgrounds

Carnival Rides and Treats hours are 4:00-10:00pm July 1 with fireworks at 9:45pm, 12:00-10:00pm on the 2nd with fireworks at 9:45pm and 12:00– 8:00pm on the 3rd at the Midway at the New York State Fairgrounds. Attendees will enter gate 6 at the Fairgrounds and parking is FREE before 7:00pm provided by Bath Fitter Syracuse and only $10 per carload after 7:00pm.

The expanded festival will feature approximately 15-20 carnival rides, including several new rides, as well as old favorites such as the Tilt-A-Whirl, bumper cars, fun house, merry-go-round, and an Avengers-themed ride. All-you-can-ride wristbands are available for only $25.

The Rides scheduled to be at Carnival Rides and Treats Independence Celebration*

● (New) Giant Gondola Wheel ● (New) Sea-Ray ● (New) The Cuda ● (New) The Spyder-Man ● (New) Dragon Coaster ● Merry Go Round ● Spinning Apples ● Youth Train Ride ● Bumper Cars ● The Avenger ● Scrambler ● Giant Swings ● Youth Jeep/Cycles ● Clown-Around Funhouse ● Rocko-Plane ● Glass House ● Tilt-A-Whirl ● Giant Slide

Additionally, Carnival Rides and Treats will be adding more games of skill and chance with bigger and better prizes. Also New for 2022 will be Air Brush Face Painting with almost a hundred options from super-heroes, princesses to amazing animal designs.

Carnival Rides and Treats will also feature all the Fair Food Favorites everyone has come to expect. From gyros to Italian sausage provided by Big Kahuna’s to baked potato and roasted corn from Baked Potato Express. Ashley Lynn Winery will have a Red, White and Blue slushie to celebrate the weekend and Villa Pizze Fritte will be there with their famous fried dough.

The fireworks spectacular will take place on Both Friday, July 1st at 9:45pm and Saturday, July 2nd at 9:45 from Majestic Fireworks. The Midway and the parking lot next to the Expo center will provide an outstanding view of the show. Parking is free before 7:00pm each day, provided by Bath fitter Syracuse. After 7pm there is a minimal charge of $10 for parking per carload. Parking fees must be paid by card and no cash will be accepted.

Allen LaVenture, promoter of the event, said, “Expanding the Independence Event at the Fairgrounds to include two nights of fireworks was an easy decision. When you think of the Fair you think of families, fun, rides and of course, the food. Adding two nights of fireworks, just makes for an amazing weekend.”

. *Rides subject to change based on space and availability

Additional Dates and Times

Sat, Jul 2, 2022 at 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Sun, Jul 3, 2022 at 12:00pm - 8:00pm