ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Advance tickets for the New York State Fair are going on sale, and there are new discounts for college students and Canadians.

Admission tickets purchased during advance sales are $6.

That's a 40 percent discount from the $10 charge at the gate during the Fair. Admission will be just a dollar on opening day, August 22 and on Labor Day, September 3. College students with a current ID get in for a dollar any day, and Canadian citizens can get in for free on Aug. 24-26.

The fair will also have Three Dollar Thursdays on August 23 and 30. Tickets can be purchased on the Fair's online site at www.etix.com and at retail outlets including Wegmans, Tops and Price Chopper stores.