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March at the Great New York State Fair

Thank you for coming out and supporting Girl Scouts! See you at the 2019 Great New York State Fair!

  • Who: All Girl Scouts (girls, volunteers, alums) -- from any Council!
  • When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    What: Parade at 6 p.m. (Be there at 5:30)
    Where: 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, NY 13209
  • Why: To show your Girl Scout Spirit

REMINDER: All Girl Scouts, alums, volunteers and families are invited to march with us in the Women’s Day Parade at the NYS Fair this Wednesday, 8/29. Line-up at the Center of Progress at 5:30 p.m., parade begins at 6 and concludes between 6:30-7 near the Beef Cattle Barn. An email reminder will be sent later today to those who have registered. Questions about the parade can be directed to Community Recruitment Manager Jillian Kerekes at or 315.698.9400 x2988. (Please note: the parade is held rain or shine. If there are extreme weather conditions, a decision will be made by the Fair on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.)

Are you part of a troop visiting from outside of Syracuse?

Whether you are from GSNYPENN, from our NYS sister councils, GSNYC, GSHH, GSNENY, GSWNY, NJ, PA, CT or beyond, you are welcome to bring your gear and stay overnight at the Hoover Adventure Center in Tully, NY on Wednesday, August 29.  Reserve your space for just $25 for a group up to 10 people.  We'll host a post-parade campfire with s'mores and singalongs that night at 9 p.m.  

Would your troop or Service Unit like to be part of the fair?

Join us at our booth in the Science & Industry building any day(s) between August 22 and September 3 and help us run STEAM activities for fair attendees! We need 2 adults and 2 girls for each 3 hour time slot from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  Any troop or volunteer from any Council can volunteer to assist for the duration of the fair.

We'll provide all the materials & training, and all volunteers will receive a special thank you gift for helping us staff the booth. Won't you help us show everyone what Girl Scouts is all about?

Want to learn more about the Great New York State Fair?

Did you know our fair attracts about a million people each year? As one of the top 10 state fairs in the country, it's something that everyone should visit at least once. There's so much to see and do (and eat!) so come make a day of it! 

While you are here, come see us at the Science & Industry building. We'll have some awesome STEAM activities each day of the fair!

Parade Details

Time: All parade participants must arrive by 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at 6 p.m. and will conclude between 6:30 and 7 p.m.

Parade Route: We will line up at the Center of Progress building (near the front entrance gate), and the parade will end near the Beef Cattle Barn. 

Tickets and Parking: Fair Day tickets are redeemable for an entire day of family fun! Parking is suggested in the Orange or Brown lots, or take advantage of the Centro Park-N-Ride service.

Uniform: Remember that representing Girl Scouts is a distinct honor and privilege. To show our solidarity, please wear your uniform:
• white t-shirt with capped sleeves
• khaki or tan-colored knee-length (or modest) shorts, capris, skirt or pants
• comfortable, closed-toe shoes
• official Girl Scout tunic, vest or sash

Our ticket promotion is over! Thank you to everyone who donated this year, we look forward to seeing you at the Great New York State Fair!