SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) _ Tickets for the New York State Fair can be bought online for the first time ever.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the new system will make it easier for people to visit the Syracuse fairgrounds during the event's 12-day run.
The State Fair has launched a new online purchasing page on its website that offers tickets at a 40-percent discount over the price at the gate, along with deals for frequent visitors, midway rides and daily parking.
The fair's online site joins a network of grocery and drug stores that sell tickets to the State Fair.
A link to the ticket-buying site can be found at www.nysfair.org .
This year's fair runs from Aug. 21 to Labor Day, Sept. 1.