Visitors to The Great New York State Fair can help the Central New York Region of the American Red Cross, and have a convenient parking spot, by parking their cars in the Red Cross lot on State Fair Boulevard, directly across from the Crucible Industries plant and just a short walk from the Fair’s main entrance.
The donation to park is $10, and the lot will be open from 7:30 a.m. until closing from opening day on Thursday, Aug. 27, to the Fair’s final day on Monday, Sept. 7. Red Cross volunteers, staff members and board members operate and supervise the lot at all times.
In addition to parking, the Red Cross will sell bottled water for $1, and ponchos and sunscreen for $2. All proceeds support the Central New York Chapter which serves Oswego, Cayuga, Cortland, Madison and Onondaga Counties.
The American Red Cross relies on donations and events such as the parking lot to raise the money needed to help residents who have been affected by disasters.