York Fair increases parking spaces

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – The annual York Fair kicks off Friday and for the first time in years, more parking will be available to fair-goers.

The main ride midway will be moved east approximately 225 feet, allowing for additional parking inside Gate 6 at Highland Avenue, and the paved lot west of Memorial Hall will be utilized for parking this year

“One of the must-sees, I’d have to say, is the animal exhibit. I mean, you just have to see the animals,” said Michael Froehlich, general manager of the York Expo Center.

By next week, hundreds of thousands are expected to have made their way through the fair.

“One of the things that we lack is off-site parking,” Froehlich said.

While keeping the same number of rides, the move creates an additional 750 spots per day.

“That doesn’t hurt us one bit,” said Jason, who owns an empty lot next to the fairgrounds. “Once that thing fills up in there, this thing is filled in two hours. Probably seven out of the nine days we’re almost full or full.”

For more than 20 years, Jason and his family have charged folks to park at their lot, giving a lot of the money to charity. The lot fits about 200 cars. He expects this year to be no different.

“When those shows are sold out, people are begging to get in and they can’t find a place anywhere around here,” he said.

Whether you plan to park at the fair or around it, Froehlich has a word of advice.

“We just encourage people to come out, have a good time, forget their problems a little bit and eat a lot of food,” he said.

Online: York Fair

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