Ron Mann cleans one of the 15 cabinets that will display antiques during the 2013 York Fair.
Ron Mann cleans one of the 15 cabinets that will display antiques during the 2013 York Fair. (Bil Bowden photo)

Admission and parking prices for the York Fair have increased by $1 for 2013.

Admission for this year's fair, which opens Friday, Sept. 6, will be $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 18.

Parking will cost $7.

See also: Advance ticket sales soar for York Fair grandstand shows.

As part of a new policy put in place last year, fairgoers who purchased concert tickets before Aug. 24 will receive free admission on the date of the show.

"People really like that. It's working out really well," said fair president Gene Schenck.

This year's increases are unrelated to the free admission offered to advance-ticket buyers, he said.

"The two weren't tied together at all," Schenck said. "Everything we do goes up a little (in price) every year."

Weather: Last year's total attendance was a record-high 642,263 visitors, but Schenck said that success depends on something the fair cannot control: the weather.

"The weather is the biggest single influence on whether the fair is successful," he said. "If the weather is great, the fair will be fantastic."

-- Reach Mollie Durkin at mdurkin@yorkdispatch.com.

York Fair

The 2013 York Fair at the fairgrounds, 334 Carlisle Ave., runs Friday, Sept. 6, to Sunday, Sept. 15. Gates open at 11 a.m. on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays and noon Monday through Thursday.


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Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 18, and free for children 5 and under. Parking is $7.

To see a complete grandstand lineup, purchase tickets and more, visit www.yorkfair.org.