Greenlawn Fireman‘s Fair, NY State’s Oldest


It is with the utmost regret, that we must announce the cancellation of the 2020 Greenlawn Firemen’s Fair during Labor Day weekend. It was the longest-running Firemen’s Fair in the state of New York, having occurred every Labor Day weekend since 1906.

This decision was not made in haste, and we examined all options before finally settling on this tough decision. During these times we must protect our community and our members. There is a donation letter going out to the residents of our fire district, and we would greatly appreciate your support and help.

Thank you very much, and we will see you in 2021!

The Chiefs, Officers, and Members of the Greenlawn Fire Department.


After many requests, we have attached the link to our donation website here.

Thank you again!

Click Here for directions to the fair grounds

The Greenlawn Fire Department’s Fireman’s Fair, held every Labor Day Weekend, is New York State’s longest running Fireman’s Fair. Chairman Lee Joseph notes, “Our fair has become an end of summer tradition for generations of local families.” The fair’s reputation is upheld year after year by the superior selection of goods and prizes to be won in a multitude of games of chance as well as its hometown family atmosphere. “Our prizes are of the highest quality, from sides of beef to house wares and brand-name electronics, it’s the prizes that keeps ’em coming back,” Lee explained. The grand prize, a brand new automobile, is raffled off on the last night of the fair, traditionally Labor Day. Each year, the fair is kicked off by the Fireman’s Parade Night on the Thursday before Labor Day when firefighters and ambulance personnel from surrounding departments make their way down Broadway to congregate on the fairgrounds behind GFD headquarters, enjoy an ice cold drink and a bite to eat. Summer culinary favorites are always a hit…spicy fresh hot dogs, buttery corn on the cob, fresh cut potato fries, snow cones, cotton candy, ice cream and more… While the children are getting sticky from the cotton candy, trying one of many skill games, or riding down the giant slide, parents can hit it big at the Big Six or Nevada booth. There’s always plenty of family fun every year at our fair…