It is going to be HOT the next day or so!! Due to this, the Great New York State Fair wants to keep everyone safe and has decided to extend its annual Senior Days to a third day of free attendance for adults age 60 and older. The third day, Thursday, August 30, is intended to allow seniors to enjoy the traditional free day at the Fair on a day when the heat is expected to be lower.

High heat and humidity can be troublesome for everyone, but particularly for seniors. We are happy to offer an extra day of free admission to make sure our senior fairgoers get to enjoy a fun—and safe—day at the Fair,

- Troy Waffner, Acting Fair Director.

The Fair is planning to purchase additional misting stations to provide a cool spray of water for all fairgoers. Also, keep in mind that you can bring water bottles from home and keep them filled for free at water filling stations available in most buildings on the Fairgrounds!

As a reminder, fairgoers should call 911 or immediately approach any State Trooper or Fair employee if someone shows signs or symptoms of heat illness, including:

  • Headache
  • Light headedness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting For more information on how to stay safe during periods of excessive heat, click here.

Stay safe out there folks, or just stay in the air conditioning.

The Great New York State Fair 2016
Naomi Lynn/TSM

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