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Selfie Station

Have fun, show your creativity, develop your story, and make memories in the Selfie Station. Use our NYSOMA background, grab some props (or bring your own). Take a picture with your phone, and then upload the picture to our website.


Science & Industry Building

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Pin Design Contest

Do you have an idea for a future NYSOMA Pin or NYSOMA Pin Set? We always seek ideas from OMers for a future pin or pin set. Share your ideas and see if we select your pin idea.

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Science & Industry Building

Solvay HS Cafeteria

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Try your hand at the famous PLINKO game. Drop a chip or several chips down the PLINKO board to see what you win. If you spell OMER during your turn, you win a special prize.   Cost is $1.00 per chip


Science & Industry Building

10 AM – 3 PM

NYSOMA Fishing Booth

Have you wanted to ‘fish’ this year, but it has been too cold? Visit the NSYOMA Fishing Booth. Grab a pole and catch a fish to see what you win. Cost is $5.00 per bag


Science & Industry Building

10 AM – 3 PM

Thank You Cards

Write a thank you note to the judges and other volunteers who help make this tournament possible. Show your appreciation.


Just put your completed card in the box.

Cards will be delivered before the closing ceremonies

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Science & Industry Building

Solvay HS Cafeteria

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

OMER Photo Spelling game

Be a detective and show your creativity – look around the Fair Grounds to see if you can find the letters O, M, E and R hiding in nature or architecture. Then, take a picture of your OMER letters and claim a prize in Science and Industry Bldg - find Liz.


Below is one example – Use your creativity - Find your OMER.

Science & Industry Building

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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Pin Trading

For the first time – NYSOMA will have an official pin trading area! Grab your regional pin(s), old NSYOMA pins, and other Odyssey pins, and experience the joy of pin trading.


Make sure you have something to display your pins on, such as an old towel or a pin bag, and let others see what you have for trade.


Center of Progress

4:30 PM – Start of Awards

Face Painting

Want to show your OMER spirit? State Finals Excitement?


Visit one of the two face painters in the Center of Progress before the opening ceremonies. 


Center of Progress

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Syracuse Visitors Bureau

Stop by and visit the folks from the Syracuse Visitor Bureau. Learn what there is to see and do in the area.


Places to go, folks to see, things to do. They may have a surprise or two for you.


Science and Industry Building

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Did you know that the blue bird is the NY state bird?  

Come and visit members of the NY Bluebird Society and learn about our feathery friends and how you can encourage them to hang out in your yard.  


Bluebird boxes will be on sale with proceeds going to the society.

The Blue Bird Society of New York

Science and Industry Building

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

New York Odyssey Alumni

Graduating HS seniors, stay in touch with New York Odyssey by visiting the alumni table and registering in the Odyssey Alumni database.


Sign-up and receive an alumni button. 

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Science & Industry

Solvay HS

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Center of Progress

4:30 PM – Start of Awards

Dance Party & Light Show

Pass the time while waiting for results to be announced and join in the party and dance away in the light show.


We even have sound sensitive LED batons for sale so you can really have some fun.


Center of Progress

4:30 PM – Start of Awards

Odyssey T-shirts & Pin Raffle

Find Kevin and check out his collection of Odyssey T-shirts and pins for raffle.  A great way to increase your Odyssey pin and T-shirt collection.


Proceeds go to the NYSOMA Scholarship Fund.

There will also be a T-Shirt toss just prior to awards - you might be lucky and catch one!


Center of Progress

4:30 PM - Start of Awards

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