New York State Fair Adds Third Senior Day Due To The Heat

posted by Dave Smith - 

Geddes, N.Y. - With the heat index predicted to head towards 100 early this week, the Great New York State Fair has announced that they will extend their annual Senior Days to a third day of free attendance for adults age 60 and older.

That third day will be, Thursday, August 3. It will allow Seniors to enjoy the fair for free free on a day when the heat is expected to be lower.

Troy Waffner, Acting Director for the Fair says  “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 fair goers get to enjoy a fun—and safe—day at the Fair,”

The National Weather Service predicts temperatures on Tuesday, the second of two Senior Days, to peak at 90 degrees. The heat index, which factors in humidity to come up with a measure of how hot it feels, is predicted to go above 100 degrees.

The Fair is purchasing additional misting stations to provide a cool spray of water for all fair goers. The Fair also reminds people that they can bring water bottles from home and keep them filled for free at water filling stations available in most buildings on the Fairgrounds.

If you are at the Fair be aware of the symptoms of heat stroke and seek help if you feel the signs or see someone who is experiencing them. 

Signs to look out for are:

  • Headache
  • Light headedness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

For more information on how to stay safe during periods of excessive heat, click here.

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