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Celebrating Abilities Day

Providing a free day at the fair for more than 40 years!

This year's Celebrating Abilities Day will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2024.

Celebrating Abilities Day (formerly known as Special Kids Day), is a day where the Broome County Fair, along with generous sponsors, provide a free day at the fair for individuals with differing abilities and exceptionalities. Our special guests receive free admission to the fair, a complimentary ride pass, a sweet treat and a drink. Participates of the event are associated with a recognized agency (i.e. Achieve) or school program (i.e. BOCES) dedicated to serving individuals with differing abilities. 


The Broome County Fair has been hosting Celebrating Abilities Day for more than 40 years! In recent years, more than 1500 special guests from Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware and Tioga counties, have been able to participate in this wonderful event. The Broome County Fair is the only county fair in the Southern Tier and Central New York to host this type of program. Without our generous sponsors, this program would not be possible. 

If you would like to support this event as a sponsor, please contact our sponsorship coordinator, Thomas Decker at 607-692-4149. If you would like to serve as a volunteer please email

We look forward to providing a fun day at the fair to all our guests on Celebrating Abilities Day 2024.

Best regards,
Jonah Reardon

Request Passes or Inquires

If you are seeking passes, you must be associated with a recognized agency or school district. Only authorized employees of these organizations may request passes. We are not able to provide tickets to individual families. 

We are now accepting request for tickets for Celebrating Abilities Day. Please use the button below to access the form. 


For additional questions, please email Please do NOT call the Fair Office with inquires or request. 

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