Winter Fair 2020

Winter Fair will bring back the fun of a fair indoors for a second year in the Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds. More than 25,000 people attended the inaugural event last year, which returns February 7 to 9, 2020 with a throwback to the end-of-summer State Fair to warm the mid-winter days. Advance tickets go on sale Thursday, November 7 at the Winter Fair website. Advance sale admission is $5 for adults and $3 for teens/pre-teens and seniors. At the door, admission is $7 for adults and $5 for teens/pre-teens and seniors. Children 10 and under will be admitted free of charge.

Winter Fair 2020 will fill the Expo Center with a variety of food vendors, crafters, businesses, and non-profit organizations along with entertainment, special features and indoor midway rides. The Mini-Midway will be back, larger than before. “For Winter Fair 2020, we are expanding the Mini-Midway. The big ride attraction last year was the Ferris Wheel. So, for Winter Fair 2020, we will have two Ferris Wheels! We are also adding the Avengers ride and we’ll have at least 15 rides in the Mini-Midway. There will be games, amusements and carnival food, too,” said Kevin Jankowicz, an owner of Main Events Amusements.

New for 2020 is a fireworks display, taking place Friday and Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m. Ice Sculptures, sponsored by Bath Fitter, will return to line the sidewalk to the Expo Center. Entertainment includes cultural dancers from the Six Nations tribes, Fair favorite Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy, Irish dancers, a karate demonstration and more.

Fair food favorites such as the signature Villa Pizze Fritte will be available as well as food from Henry’s Hen House, Kiki’s Authentic Greek Food, Limp Lizard BBQ, Baked Potato Express and Glazed and Confused Donuts, and many others.

Among the bands scheduled to perform are The Barndogs with Miss E, Atlas, Just Joe, The Brownskin Band with Joe Driscoll, Hard Promises and Country Swagg. There will also be a performance from the winner of the Jewish Community Center Battle of the Bands and a 90-minute Gospel Sunday program under the direction of Dr. Joan Hillsman, presented by the NAACP.

Complete lists of food and merchandise vendors, rides, and entertainment performances will be posted in January on the Winter Fair website.

Special rates available for groups of 100 or more, contact Steve Becker at 315.727.9393 or steve@premierpromo.com.

Additional Dates and Times

Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 10:00am - 6:00pm


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    Pre-sale tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for teens/pre-teens and seniors, children 10 and under are free. At the door, tickets will be $7 for adults, $5 for teens/pre-teens and seniors - only cash will be accepted at the door.
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