The all-new Empire State Fair returns to Long Island with a variety of quality family entertainment including the Royal Hanneford Big Top Circus, thrilling rides never before seen at the fair, spectacular fireworks displays, and deep-fried treats, sweets and other tantalizing carnival eats.

Included with fair admission are fireworks by Grucci on the 4th of July and both Saturday nights; the educational Eudora Farms exotic animal petting zoo; the fun, interactive Kidbucks Game Show; and amazing high-wire and trapeze performances, motorcycle thrill shows inside the steel Globe of Death, and other entertaining circus acts under the big top.

Fair admission: $10 (free for children under 36 inches tall with a paying adult). Parking is free.

Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $35 on site.

Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $30/20 tickets, or $60/50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.)

Admission/unlimited ride combos are available online before 5 pm June 30 for $39, $75 for 2 people and $139 for a Family 4-Pack.

Fair hours: 5-11 pm weekdays and noon-11 pm Saturday, Sunday and Mon., July 4th

More information: 866-666-FAIR (3247)