The Great New York State Fair will take place August 22 – September 3, 2018 in Syracuse.
This year, the Fair is hosting Family Fishing Days on Thursday, August 23 and Sunday, August 26. Admission is free 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 2 p.m. in the New York Experience festival grounds. Everything you need is provided, including equipment and bait.
After the fishing clinics have ended, stop by the new Expo Center for a free seedling from the Saratoga Tree Nursery, and don’t forget to visit the popular DEC aquarium where visitors can see fish, talk to a ranger or environmental conservation officer, and more.