GEDDES, N.Y. – The Great New York State Fair will open at 100% capacity this August, after state officials initially said the cap would be cut to half.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that when 70% of New Yorker are vaccinated, most COVID-19 restrictions, including capacity limits, would be lifted. The state vaccination rate was at 69.9% Monday.
"This is a testament to our remarkable progress against COVID, making it possible for thousands more visitors from across the country and all over the world to enjoy the Fair's unique attractions and experience the best of what New York has to offer,” said Cuomo.
Most of the popular buildings will also be open during the fair, as well as the Midway – with food and drink vendors offering traditional fair fare, wine slushies and more.
Masks will still be required.
The fair will run from Aug. 20 – Sept. 6. Tickets will be $3 per person, with admission for kids 12 and under free.
Proud to announce that the Great @NYSFair will reopen with 100% capacity—with all buildings open.
This is a testament to New Yorkers' hard work in bringing COVID cases down to record lows.
See you in Syracuse in late summer! pic.twitter.com/keaRL3aE9o
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 14, 2021