Fans of amusement rides should prepare for an exciting time at the 2014 Great New York State Fair, as plans are taking shape for the all new Wade Shows Midway, Acting State Fair Director Troy Waffner said today.  As a special get-acquainted event to mark the new Midway, Wade Shows will offer free rides from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on opening day, August 21.


The Midway will for the first time, offer ride-all-day wristbands every day of the Fair.  Previously, all-day wristbands were only available on some weekdays.  Advance sale wristbands priced at $20 provide a $5 savings over regular weekday prices and $10 over weekend prices.  Fairgoers who plan to spend four days or more at the Midway can save even more by buying the $70 Mega Pass, which is good every day of the Fair.


Waffner also noted that the Fair was notified today that the 10-year contract between the Fair and Wade Shows received final approval from the Office of the State Comptroller . Once a bid is awarded, it is customary for parties to move forward in preparing for the implementation of that contract, pending approval from OSC.   Planning did proceed during this interim period, and the Midway is right on track for a smooth launch on August 21. 


 “We’re thrilled that this is now official, and we believe Fairgoers should be, too.  These specials are just great news for fairgoers and Wade Shows will be ready on day one to amaze and entertain nearly a million visitors at this year’s Fair.  We’re right on target and this year’s Midway will be both an eye-popping and thrilling experience for fairgoers,” Waffner said.