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Syracuse City Spotlight


It is state fair season! For this month’s city spotlight, we’re heading to the location of the country’s oldest state fair: Syracuse, N.Y. The first fair took place in 1841, and now nearly 177 years later, it is still a hot ticket.

This year The Great New York State Fair runs from Aug 22 – Sept 3. While the heaping baked potatoes and headline entertainers are well-worth the visit, some of our favorite attractions are on wheels (of course) including antique tractors and 1920’s train cars.

There will be visitors from far and wide, which means thousands of pit stops for gas, snacks, and to stretch the legs. We’ve put together a list of the top-rated pit stops in Syracuse so you don’t have to worry about where to fill-up.


Byrne Dairy gas station in Syracuse, NY
Byrne Dairy
Just 13 minutes from the fairgrounds is this 24/7 Byrne Dairy station, known for its great service and plenty of food offerings. Reviewers also note that this location has tons of space to stretch with easy on/off the roadway.

Address: 6215 Thompson Rd, Syracuse
GasBuddy rating: 4.7 stars

Delta sonic gas station in syracuse, new york
Delta Sonic
Don’t worry about getting your car dirty on the way to the fair. According to GasBuddy reviews, this Delta Sonic has one of the best car washes in the city. Reviews also reference well-priced fuel and easy access to an ATM, just in case you forget to bring cash for that deep-fried Twinkie.

Address: 3439 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse
GasBuddy rating: 4.4 stars

Circle K gas station in Syracuse, NY
Circle K
While there’s excellent food at the fair, you might be a little hungry on the way home! GasBuddies say this Circle K has excellent pizza and snacks. With notably clean facilities and well-priced fuel, what else could you ask for?

Address: 3787 W Seneca Tpke, Syracuse
GasBuddy rating: 3.9 stars

Speedway gas station in Syracuse, NY
This Speedway location is known for well-stocked snacks and coffee as well as ‘speedy’ service. And like other stations on this list, reviewers also note that this station has consistently well-priced gasoline.

Address: Address: 685 Hiawatha Blvd W, Syracuse
GasBuddy rating: 3.9 stars

Fastrac gas station in Syracuse, NY
Close to downtown Syracuse, this Fastrac is noted in GasBuddy reviews to be very clean, complete with a full convenience store and additional amenities like air for the tires, restrooms and a car wash.

Address: 800 Erie Blvd W, Syracuse
GasBuddy rating: 4.6 stars

Bonus: More top-rated pit stops near state fairs across the country! Because we love state fair season.

Maryland State Fair (begins Aug 23)

  • Sunoco
    Address: 1545 York Rd, Timonium, Md.
    GasBuddy Rating: 4.6 stars
  • Shell
    Address:2161 York Rd, Timonium, Md.
    GasBuddy Rating: 4.4 stars
  • Carroll Motor Fuels
    Address:2114 York Rd, Timonium, Md.
    GasBuddy Rating: 3.6 stars

Minnesota State Fair (begins Aug 23)

  • Capitol City Station
    Address: 1205 Homer St, St Paul, Minn.
    GasBuddy Rating: 4.8 stars
  • BP
    Address:2526 W 7th St, St Paul, Minn.
    GasBuddy Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Marshall Stop
    Address:2057 Marshall Ave, St Paul, Minn.
    GasBuddy Rating: 4.5 stars

Washington State Fair (begins Aug 31)

  • ARCO
    Address: 5941 Meridian Ave E, Puyallup, Wa.
    GasBuddy Rating: 4.5 stars
  • ARCO
    Address:4302 S Meridian, Puyallup, Wa.
    GasBuddy Rating: 4.0 stars
  • Chevron
    Address:1502 S Meridian, Puyallup, Wa.
    GasBuddy Rating: 3.7 stars

Have you stopped by any of these pit stops? Let us know in the comments!

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