The Great New York State Fair will take place August 21 - September 2 in Syracuse. This year, the Fair is hosting Family Fishing Days on Thursday, August 22 and Saturday, August 24. Admission is $1 for anyone presenting a valid New York State sporting license at the gate.
Family Fishing Days are presented in cooperation with DEC, who will operate free fishing clinics in the pond from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the New York Experience festival grounds. Everything you need is provided, including equipment and bait and kids will have an opportunity to win a prize. On Saturday, August 24 visit and have the opportunity to view the Junior Bassmaster Challenge weigh-in, learn about fishing competitions and view the boats.
After the fishing clinics have ended, stop by the new Expo Center for a free seedling from the Saratoga Tree Nursery, check out an authentic lean-to or talk to a forest ranger, and don't forget to visit the popular DEC aquarium where visitors can see fish, chat with an environmental conservation officer, and more.