The Great New York State Fair is launching a contest to find a couple who would like to get married at the 2018 Fair– but there’s a twist.

The couple that wins the contest will be putting on ice skates instead of nice shoes.

One couple will be chosen at random from comments posted to the Fair’s Facebook contest post here to receive the wedding on ice.

The Fair is putting up a temporary ice rink inside the new Exposition Center to inaugurate the new facility, which will be the largest events space north of New York City between Boston and Cleveland.

Wedding guests and the wedding party don’t need to skate, but the proposed newlyweds are required to say their vows on skates.

This will be a legally binding wedding and an official marriage license is required.

The Fair will provide an officiant to conduct the wedding ceremony, though the winning couple may have their own officiant if they wish.

The Fair will also provide a photographer for the event.

After the wedding, the newlyweds will enjoy a private, catered hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception in the mezzanine of the new Expo Center for up to 50 guests, complete with live music by top local performer Just Joe.
The winning couple and all pre-registered reception guests will receive free admission and parking to the Fair for the day.

The Fair will chip in a pair of Lifetime Passes as a first wedding gift.

The wedding will take place on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m.

To enter, couples must upload a photo of themselves, along with the story of how they met, as comments on the post announcing the contest by midnight, Aug. 31.

One winner will be chosen at random from among all entries.  

Ten other entries will be chosen at random to receive two single-day admissions and a parking pass to the Fair.

Click here to go the Fair’s Facebook page.