Visitors to The Great New York State Fair can help the American Red Cross of Central New York, and have a convenient parking spot, by parking their cars in the Red Cross lot on State Fair Boulevard, directly across from Crucible Industries and just a short walk from the Fair’s main entrance.
The donation to park is $10, and the lot will be open each day from 7:30 a.m. until closing during the Fair’s run from Thursday, Aug. 25 to Monday, Sept. 5. Red Cross volunteers, board members, community partners and staff operate and supervise the lot at all times.
In addition to parking, the Red Cross will sell bottled water, ponchos, sunscreen and other items. All proceeds support local programs and services. The Red Cross relies on donations and events such as the parking lot to raise the money needed to help residents prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
Parking lot volunteers are still needed with morning, afternoon and evening shifts available. Anyone who participates receives a complimentary ticket to the Fair for each shift they volunteer, along with free parking for that day. For more information, or to sign up, call 315-234-2200.