Governor Andrew Cuomo spent $50 million to renovate the state fairgrounds.
That money can pay for many improvements.
For example, a supersized midway, with electrical service underground, and more than 70 rides on 15 acres.
State inspectors are doing safety checks on each ride.
Inspectors will tag rides that are judged safe.
Parking’s a little different this year, although it’s still $5 a car.
State Fair organizers suggest you try carpooling or using park and ride bus service from area shopping centers.
Finally, if your drive takes you past the fair on Rt 690 or 695, watch for a reduced speed limit and remember, the traffic lights are back.
Opening day for the New York State Fair is Thursday.