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Contest to win tickets to the NYS Fair

Have you been to the NYS Fair or any other fair? What did you think of the food experience at the Fair?

It’s Fair season, and to celebrate, the New York State Fair has offered Hot Potato Press two general admission tickets to give away, and a parking pass (total value: $25). The tickets are valid for any day of the Fair (Aug 27-Sept 7, 2015) and the parking pass will give the winner access to a specific lot to park in. The pass will note which color lot on it.

Here’s what the folks at the NYS Fair shared with me about food at Fair this year: “This year, the Fair will premiere an assortment of new fried specialties including the Defibrillator, a half-pound of Angus beef that’s deep-fried with six strips of bacon, cheddar cheese and pickles on top all fit in between two grilled cheese sandwiches.”

To which the Editor here at Hot Potato Press says… yikes.

The NYS Fair folks also add, “Attendees with special dietary restrictions will also have more choices available to them as the Fair will debut a new vegan/vegetarian stand and a gluten-free vendor. Also, a Taste NY tent will showcase New York state food, wine, beer, and spirits to give fairgoers the opportunity to sample and purchase products. The Fair showcases the best that New York State has to offer in agriculture, entertainment and education. Over a 12-day period (Aug. 27 to Sept. 7, 2015), the Fair will attract nearly one million visitors and will feature unique exhibits, animal shows, signature State Fair food, children’s talent competitions, agricultural displays, musical entertainment and much more.”

To enter the give-away, please comment on this post with your favorite “Fair food” or the type of food you would like to see at the NYS Fair or any other fair.

The contest ends on August 24 at 10am. At that point, we’ll enter contestants’ names into to choose the winner and post it here at the bottom of the comments. Then, the winner will need to email talk@hotpotatopress a name, address, and phone, so that the NYS Fair folks can mail you your tickets.


  1. My favorite fair food would have to be funnel cakes bc every time my sister and I got any fair we always order one and share it, it’s like a traditional thing for us 🙂

  2. Thanks everyone for entering the contest and reading Hot Potato Press! We are pleased to announce that Shellye is the winner. Please email talk@hotpotatopress with your mailing address, and we will pass it along to the folks at the NYS Fair so that they can mail you the tickets. Congrats!

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