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The Nave Law Winter Fair
New York State Fairgrounds in the Expo Center


It’s “All the Fun of the Fair” inside the Expo Center on the New York State Fairgrounds. This is the 3rd edition of this event featuring the food, rides, music and entertainment that people enjoy in the summer. The Nave Law Winter Fair can attract over 25,000 people in attendance! This major event will take place Friday, February 4 through Sunday, February 6, 2022. Advanced sale tickets are available now at Etix Click Here. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for teens/pre-teens and seniors. Children 10 and under will be admitted free of charge. At the door, admission is $7 for adults and $5 for teens/pre-teens and seniors. Children 10 and under will be admitted free of charge. Parking is free and vehicles will be directed through gate 6 to park on the New York State Fairgrounds.

“We could not do this event in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So we are excited to be able bring back this new tradition. Everyone loves the New York State Fair! We want to give families a chance to experience elements of the Fair during the winter. It will be great to have an event to chase away the winter blues. The New York State Fairgrounds have great year around events and we want to have The Nave Law Winter Fair be an annual tradition in “Making Memories”. said Steve Becker of Premier Promotions, the Promoter of The Nave Law Winter Fair.

The Naming Sponsor for this upcoming year is the Nave Law Firm. Sean Kelsey, the Chief Operating Officer said, Nave Law continues to be proud to support the community and local events with its mission to help solve everyday people problems. Needing a lawyer for anything can be stressful and overwhelming, so the best way to overcome that is to show the community we care, we are approachable, and when they need help, we are available to help.”

The Nave Law Winter Fair will take place again inside the Expo Center, which is the largest open space venue outside New York City between Boston and Cleveland. The Nave Law Winter Fair will fill the Expo Center with a variety of food vendors, crafters, businesses, and non-profit organizations along with rides, entertainment and special features.

“We are thrilled to have Winter Fair back in 2022,” said Troy Waffner, Director of the New York State Fair. “It has become a tradition everyone looks forward to and it serves as our kick off to the countdown to the New York State Fair.”

The Nave Law Winter Fair is receiving a tremendous amount of support from our representatives in the Central New York community. Onondaga County will be presenting the Winter Fireworks on Friday February 4 and Saturday February 5, 2022 at 9:30pm by the Expo Center. Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon said, “Onondaga County is proud to once again be a partner to make the Winter Fair possible. This event is a family friendly and safe way to celebrate the winter season and I encourage everyone to enjoy all the activities and events being offered.”

“Syracuse doesn’t just experience the winter season, we embrace it. Winter Fair is a fun way to enjoy all that we love about The Great New York State Fair in the heart of winter,” said Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh. “Winter Fair helps shorten a long season by giving families another way to celebrate winter and supports our local economy by creating jobs and drawing visitors to our community.”

Both Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse will be exhibiting at this event with different departments for outreach with the attendees.

Also for the upcoming Nave Law Winter Fair, Central New York State Senators and Assembly Members will be promoting the event to their constituents, as well as participating in the Nave Law Winter Fair.  They see that this event brings the community together and is an attraction to bring people to Syracuse!

New York State Senator Rachel May stated, "I am thrilled to welcome the Winter Fair back to the Fairgrounds in 2022. This event has been a wonderful way to highlight crafters, non-profits, local businesses, and government agencies. I'm looking forward to celebrating a little taste of the State Fair with my CNY neighbors in February."

New York State Senator John W. Mannion said, "The 2022 Winter Fair at the New York State Fairgrounds will highlight the seasonal activities and Winter charm that make Central New York such an attractive place to live, work, and visit year-round. I’m grateful the Winter Fair is returning and encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the food, rides, games, and family fun."

“The Winter Fair is a great opportunity for the Central New York Community to enjoy the food, thrills and excitement of the New York State Fair in an indoor space, while watching the snow fly outside during winter,” said New York State Assemblyman William Magnarelli, whose district includes the New York State Fairgrounds. “The Winter Fair provides both an economic and an entertainment boost half-way to the annual Great New York State Fair.”

“Our community excitedly awaits the start of the Great NYS Fair every year. The Nave Law Winter Fair is a great opportunity to feel that excitement during the wintertime. I am looking forward to seeing families and friends enjoy this mid- year event. ” said Pam Hunter, New York State Assemblywoman.

“The New York State Fair is one of my favorite events and the Winter Fair is just another bite of the apple! From the food, the vendors and the rides, there is something for everyone and highlights the versatility of our new Expo Center. It is a pleasure to support an event that is serving as a new tradition for all of our families.” – New York State Assemblyman Al Stirpe.

The New York State Fair and other events at the Fairgrounds are an attraction to bring people to Syracuse and Onondaga County. We are the heart of New York. The Nave Law Winter Fair is a community event for Central New York and is also an economic boost bringing in people from across New York State and even Canada. For those travelers coming in from out of the town, the Official Nave Law Winter Fair Hotel is the Embassy Suites at Destiny USA.

“Visit Syracuse is thrilled to welcome back the Winter Fair for 2022. This annual event has quickly become one of the top family-friendly events in our area during the winter months and we couldn't be more excited to have it back at the New York State Fairgrounds. Resuming events like this will help continue to drive the increases we've seen in tourism and visitor spend over the last several months and further spur a resurgence of our local businesses and economy," said  Danny Liedka, President/CEO, Visit Syracuse.

The Nave Law Winter Fair will have support from our Promotional Radio Partner, Galaxy Media. The event will be promoted on TK99, KRock, Sunny 102, ESPN Syracuse/Utica/Rome, Tony FM and Mix 102.5. Also our Media Sponsors include WCNY TV, Eagle Newspapers, CNY Latino and Park Outdoor.

It's rare during the winter to have a chance to enjoy rides, games and Carnival food indoors. The Nave Law Winter Fair again will feature a Mini-Midway with rides that include: Avengers, Sea Ray, Ferris Wheel, Giant Slide, Scrambler, Swing, Merry Go Round, Kiddie Whale, Kiddie Motorcycles, Train, Kiddie Roller Coaster and more to come! Games include: Fish Toss, Shark Attack Fishing, Duck Pond, Balloon Pop and High Striker.

Where can you get pizze fritte in the winter? Of course at The Nave Law Winter Fair! A staple of the Fair, Villa Pizze Fritte will be there along with Fair favorites such as Kikk’s Authentic Greek Food, BBQ with Limp Lizard, Hoffmann Hot Dogs, Coneys, prime ribs sandwiches from Bosco’s at the Fair and definitely there’s State Fair Sausage Sandwiches. Also at the event will be Baked Potato Express, Glazed & Confused Donuts, Pizza from Paradise, Sarita’s Spanish Cuisine, Creole Soul Cajun delights, ice cream and new this year, Blooming Onions from Little Debbie’s Concession. More food selections will be added. Plus there’ll be beer, wine, lemonade, coffee, hot chocolate, water and wine Slushies from Ashley Lynn. A complete list of food vendors and menus will be online in January at The Nave Law Winter Fair website.

There will be wall-to-wall entertainment at The Nave Law Winter Fair. Music performers will include on Friday February 4th: Dunes & the Deltunes, the Barndogs featuring Miss E and the classic rock group Hard Promises; on Saturday February 5th it’s the CNY Jazz Youth Trio, Sammy Awards winner Sydney Irving, The Launch PAD featuring Edgar Pagan, Bill Ali and Joe Driscoll, country rock with the Custom Taylor Band, and the funk, pop and R&B band Atlas. This will be a tribute to George Feltman the leader of Atlas who passed away in August 2020. His last public performance with Atlas was at Winter Fair 2020. Sunday February 4th will feature Ronnie Leigh, a 90-minute Gospel Sunday program under the direction of Dr. Joan Hillsman. Gospel Sunday is presented by the NAACP. Wrapping up The Nave Law Winter Fair will be the legendary R&B/Funk/Soul group, the BlackLites.

Additional features will highlight the Six Nations Native American dancers, martial arts demonstrations with Karate John’s, Irish dancers from St. Francis Academy, a fashion show with LS Jones, Latino Dancing with La Familia, Multi-Cultural Entertainment with the New Americans and Immigrants community, You Gotta to Dance performance and a Fair favorite, Hilby, the Skinny German Juggle Boy. Hilby will be at the event on Saturday, February 5th and Sunday, February 6th. A complete schedule of entertainment and special features with times will be available in December at The Nave Law Winter Fair website.

Yes, the Ice Sculptures will be back, lining the walkway to the Expo Center

The Nave Lave Law Winter Fair will include chances to help give back to the Central New York community. The NAACP will be managing the Coat Check and will receive a portion of the proceeds. $1500 was presented to the NAACP from the first two events.

The Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Fund will be exhibiting in the event. Plus Nave Law will be announcing several charities that will participate in the event as well.

The Price Chopper/Market 32 Winter Fair Hoops will be back with attendances shooting baskets and winning prizes for a good cause. Presented by Sportevo. For the two first Winter Fair Hoops, $8000 was raised to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse through the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation. "The Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse is excited to return to the Winter Fair and connect with our city's residents, raising money and awareness for after school programming and youth services. We look forward to shooting hoops with folks of all ages and enjoying the great atmosphere Winter Fair provides," said Jeff Eysaman - Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse.

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Contact: Steve Becker, The Nave Law Winter Fair Promoter, 315.727.9393,

The Nave Law Winter Fair is produced by promoter Steve Becker, owner/president of Premier Promotions. Premier Promotions marked its 24th year in 2021. Steve also is the producer for Jazz in the City and the Small Business Show – SOHO Syracuse along with event management for such events as: the Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival, the New York State Rhythm and Blues Festival, Taste of Syracuse, Parade of Homes and the Syracuse International Film Festival.

The Nave Law Winter Fair Associate Promoter is Allen LaVenture of Synergy Holdings. Allen is a marketing & event specialist for events and organizations such as: Salt City Comic Con, the Independence Day Celebration, Syracuse Silver Knights, the Syracuse Crunch and the New York State Fair.