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The Great New York State Fair Online Application Now Available to Apply for Jobs
During the 2017 Great New York State Fair
Approximately 1,000 Fairtime Jobs Available in Various Areas
The Great New York State Fair
Syracuse, NY – March 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / The Great New York State Fair is now accepting applications for employment during the 2017 State Fair. The form to apply for jobs available during the 13 days of the Fair can be filled out online and can be found at A printable version of the application is also available on the State Fair website.

Each year, the Fair hires approximately 1,000 temporary employees. Jobs include ticket takers, parking lot attendants, customer service representatives, barn and other facility workers, cleaners, food service staff and more. A complete list of job descriptions can be found here:

“The people who work here during the Fair provide an invaluable service—they take care of the critical details so fairgoers can focus on having fun. Many fair time employees come back year after year because they enjoy being part of one of the nation’s very best fairs. We’re grateful for their hard work and I encourage anyone looking for an interesting short-term job to apply,” said Troy Waffner, Acting Fair Director.

Work hours, hourly pay rate and length of a given job vary by assignment. Applicants may be subject to background investigations or criminal history checks. Positions for applicants under the age of 18 will require working papers and are limited. The Fair does not hire staff for the hundreds of vendors who operate during the 13-day run of the Fair.

The Fair will provide reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities that prevent them from full participation in the application or hiring process. For more information, applicants can contact the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Human Resources office by mail at 10B Airline Drive, Albany, New York 12235 or by phone at 518-457-3216.

About the Great New York State Fair
The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 23 to September 4, 2017. The Fair’s mission, reflected in its theme, “Find Your Great...,” is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment.

The 375-acre New York State Fairgrounds is undergoing the most significant transformation since it first opened its gates in 1890. The $50 million plan, announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, revitalizes the grounds in many ways, improving the quality of the fairgoer’s experience and providing greater economic benefits for the region. Improvements include the dramatic new Main Gate— the arches of which recall the carriage gate that greeted fairgoers in 1900, a larger, 15-acre Wade Shows Midway that will hold more rides than ever, and the brand new 315-site Empire RV Park with underground water, sewer and electrical service. The plan will better position the New York State Fairgrounds as a premier year-round, multi-use facility that can attract more events and visitors from across the nation. Renderings can be viewed here.

A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s website. Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, and enjoy photos from the Fair at Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at

Media Contacts:
Jola Szubielski
Public Information Officer
NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets

Dave Bullard
Public Relations
New York State Fair
315-487-7711 x 1377

Publishing Dates: 03/07/17 – 05/07/17
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