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State Fair Midway Flash Sale Today


The Great New York State Fair and its Midway partner, Wade Shows, are partnering to offer a flash sale today until 11:59 p.m.

Wade Shows is offering fairgoers an opportunity to score “Ride All Day” Wristbands for $20 each. The wristbands are valid any day, weekday or weekend, during The Fair. 

Here’s how the flash sale will work:  fairgoers can click “Add to Cart” to purchase $20 wristband(s). The link is also accessible through The Great New York State Fair website’s Midway page. The deal will only be available for 20 hours, and it’s limited: Just 10,000 $20 wristbands will be sold.

“This is a great way for families and Midway fans to scoop up a great deal,” said Sean Hennessey, Interim Director of the Fair. “Experiencing the thrills of The Midway is a tradition for so many of our fairgoers, and we try to keep things as affordable as we can to make sure as many people as possible have access to the family fun we offer.”

While “Ride All Day” wristbands are on sale now for $25 until The Fair begins (and will continue to be offered at that price after the Flash Sale), at 12 p.m. on August 23, the cost increases to $35 per wristband Monday through Friday. On weekends, Saturday and Sunday, the cost goes up to $45.

“This flash sale represents a savings of up to $25 per wristband, and we know sometimes there are as many thrills in snagging a great deal as there are in our Midway,” said Frank Zaitshik, president of Wade Shows, the second-largest carnival operator in the United States. “This year, we’re bringing more than 60 rides, including the Double Deck Carousel and the beautiful Bertazzon Wave Swinger. We’re also looking forward to bringing back the Mega Drag Strip Slide after a 2-year total refurbishment project.”

Fairgoers can read about all of the rides at Wade Shows’ website. The 2023 Fair begins on Wednesday, August 23 and continues through Monday, September 4.

The Midway will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily*, except on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, when it will close at 9 p.m.

When The Fair starts, individual ride tickets can be purchased at any Wade Shows ticket booth on the Midway during the New York State Fair for $6.25 for five tickets. Plus, there’s a “Mega Pass” option available online through Wade Shows that grants fairgoers unlimited rides all day every day for $85. That’s available online through 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23. The Mega Pass voucher will need to be printed out and redeemed at the Wade Shows carnival office on The Midway.

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