Smoking Marijuana Is Allowed At New York State Fair This Year
The New York State Fair kicked off last week and runs through Labor Day. If you plan on heading to Syracuse and smoke marijuana, you'll be able to do it at the fair this year. The fair has six designated areas for smoking cigarettes and cannabis, in addition to anything else that is legal to smoke in New York.
Smoking is prohibited by law inside the Fair’s buildings and by policy at The Fair’s Chevy Court and Chevy Park concert venues. Beginning with the 2022 Fair, smoking will only be allowed in one of six confined areas designated for smoking as seen on this map. Any product that is legal to smoke in New York State can be smoked in the designated area.
The six smoking areas are spread out around the fairgrounds. You can check them out on the map below.
**Alcoholic beverages not purchased at the fair will not be allowed to be brought in.
California Man Arrested For Selling Drugs At New York State Fair
While smoking marijuana is legal at the NYS Fair this year, don't be like this guy. A man from California was busted for allegedly selling drugs at the New York State Fair. New York State Police arrested the 27-year-old Elk Grove, California, man on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Brian M. Johnston was arrested for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, a class “B” felony, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell, a class “B” felony. He allegedly had 14 grams of cocaine, 5 ounces of cannabis, and over $3,200 cash in his possession. He was remanded to the Onondaga County Justice Center.
Here's What You Need To Know To Attend The New York State Fair
Tickets for the New York State Fair are super cheap; each ticket is just $3. Anyone over the age of 65 and children under the age of 12 can get in free each day. Parking is only $5 per vehicle to park in any of the fair's public lots.
***With fees, each admission ticket is $3.19 and each parking voucher is $5.23.
Cash will not be accepted, so you will not be able to pay for admission or parking in advance. You can purchase tickets and parking passes online or by calling Etix at 800-514-3849.
There are tons of 'big name' artists who will be hitting the stage at the NYS Fair this year. You can check out the schedule here.