You're going to the Great New York State Fair next month anyway for great food, rides, and entertainment. Why not pay in advance and get some great discounts?

Here are just some of the ways (four bold links below) you can save by purchasing now through Etix:

Good for any day in 2017. The advance sales price is just $6 per ticket, as opposed to the walk-up cost of $10 a pop.

Slash the above price in half. These tickets for either of the two Thursdays this year are a $7 discount off the regular walk-up price. Start the weekend early on a Thursday and save big.

You get $25 in fair food for just $15. Here's the full list of foods and vendors participating in this incentive. 30 different vendors are in this program--pizza, potatoes, barbecue, ice cream, seafood, sausage--you name it.

If you've got kids and they love to ride the rides, over and over and over, that can add up quick. So, purchase less expensive ride vouchers ahead of time. The above link is for weekday rides, the main page below has a weekend ride package and a Mega Ride Deal. Go to the Fair's special page featuring ALL the advance ticket sale deals here.

Just a couple of important reminders: There are ticket limits for some of these deals and you must print these vouchers at home and bring them to the Fair.

Make sure you take advantage of special advance sale ticket opportunities for admission, food, and rides. Then, you can use all the cash you save for souvenir t-shirts at the free Spin Doctors show at Chevy Court on September 3rd or other cool stuff.

See you at the roasted corn shack.

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