Palisades Fair returns to Palisades Center

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Sky FlyerThe Palisades Fair has announced its return to the Palisades Center, located at 1000 Palisades Center Drive in West Nyack, N.Y., starting the weekend of June 24 through 26 and continuing Friday, July 1 through 10.

“We’re excited to be back in West Nyack and provide the best in family entertainment for this community,” said Ron Weber, general manager of the event. “We are bringing back the Fearless Flores Thrill Show from ‘America’s Got Talent,’ award-winning illusionist Lance Gifford, a Las Vegas hypnotist show, a huge carnival midway and more. It’s the perfect start of fun for the summer.”

The Fearless Flores Circus and Thrill Show, semi-finalists on the blockbuster television show, “America’s Got Talent,” will perform several of its death-defying shows each day, including motorcycle madness in the “Globe of Death” and more.

Returning to the Palisades Center is crowd favorite the Banana Derby, a race where monkeys dressed in jockey outfits race trained dogs around a track. Fairgoers may even meet the monkeys up close and personal after the races, which are held several times each day.

Award-wining Illusionist Lance Gifford, who has toured much of the U.S. and Canada, will amaze fairgoers with his fast-paced and highly entertaining magical illusion show. He and his company perform head-scratching illusions including the “Metamorphosis,” once performed by the late great Harry Houdini. Some of the “family members” in his troupe include doves, rabbits, a chow chow, toy and standard poodles, a Macaw parrot and Burmese python snakes. Gifford’s show can be seen live at the fair several times each day.

On Friday and Saturday nights at 10, a Las Vegas hypnotist show is scheduled to entrance audience. See a burly man convinced he is Beyoncé, while other fairgoers believe it’s sunny at night or it’s snowing during summer.

Banana Derby (1)The fair also features a large petting zoo where attendees can see llamas, a Texas Longhorn and dozens of creatures normally only found in the best zoos in the U.S. This attraction is open during all fair hours. Also available at the fair for a small additional fee are pony rides.

No fair would be complete without delicious fair food. The Palisades Fair has all fair favorites like funnel cakes, zeppoles, Italian sausages, chicken on a stick, candy apples, popcorn, pizza and more.

Strates Shows will be providing an array of amusement rides ranging from high-speed riders for thrill seekers to exciting rides for the little ones. More than 40 rides, games and attractions will be onsite including the Giant Wheel, Sky Flyer and Himalaya.

Fair gates open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends. Admission to the fair is as low as $3.50 per person with two-for-one admission discounts available online at www.palisadesfair.com. Pay-One-Price unlimited rides wristbands are also available at a discount through the website or at select Walgreens stores before the start of the fair for $20. Individual ride tickets may be purchased at the event. All shows are free with fair admission.

Fair gates open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends. Vendor space and sponsorships are still available. For more information, visit www.palisadesfair.com.

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