Erie County Fair

"The Best 12 Days of Summer" tattoo on Dawn Pietras (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 19, 2019 - 5:53 am
Hamburg, N.Y. (WBEN) - The 12-day run of the Erie County Fair has closed for its 180th run and an all-time attendance record for the fair was shattered as final attendance was 1,238,456. The number represents a 3.3% increase from 2018 and makes 2019’s number the highest attended Fair in the history...
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August 18, 2019 - 7:30 am
(WBEN) The 180th Erie County Fair wraps up tonight with fireworks. The big event will be 2 demolition derby's and special deals and discounts. Here is the latest news release from the fair: Day 12 (FINAL DAY) of the 180th Erie County Fair Highlights, Sunday, August 18th Hamburg, New York - Here is...
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Cows at the Erie County Fair. August 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 16, 2019 - 3:00 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Fairgoers at the Erie County Fair will have one last opportunity this weekend to enjoy the annual event in Hamburg. It also means one last opportunity for you to enjoy one of the most important attractions at the fair: The local farm animals. Cows, sheep, chicken, and all...
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"The Best 12 Days of Summer" tattoo on Dawn Pietras (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 08, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – No one can deny the passion Western New York has for the Erie County Fair. With thousands of visitors each year, the Erie County Fair has long established itself as the “go-to” summer event. But for the “ultimate fairgoer”, the Erie County Fair is a passion. Dawn Pietras was...
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Erie County Fair. August 7, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 07, 2019 - 1:37 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - The 180th annual Erie County Fair began on Wednesday at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The Erie County Fair has begun! The “Best 12 Days of Summer” goes through August 18 in Hamburg. pic.twitter.com/b5o60W2frY — WBEN NewsRadio 930AM (@NewsRadio930) August 7, 2019 The Erie County...
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Erie County Fair
Tom Puckett
August 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Fair opens for the 180th time Wednesday, and as excitement for a new ride comes in, there is an emphasis on ride safety. One ride that's coming back is the Sky Wheel , considered the King of the Midway. “The double Ferris wheel is one of the most requested bygone...
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Erie County Fair. August 18, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 06, 2019 - 11:17 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - With the 180th annual Erie County Fair kicking off on Wednesday, thousands of Western New Yorkers will return to the fairgrounds in Hamburg for the annual celebration known as "The Best 12 Days of Summer". "We like to say that we have one step in the past in the traditions...
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Erie County Fair Train. July 31, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 31, 2019 - 3:33 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Fair train arrived with dozens of pieces of equipment for Strates Shows on Wednesday morning ahead of the annual summertime festival. More than a thousand people visited Union and Scott Streets in Hamburg to welcome the parade in. The grand entrance featured a...
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Drones at Erie County Fair. May 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 14, 2019 - 5:29 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - The North American Drone Masters will compete for the top prize in North America at this year's Erie County Fair. This year's fair runs from August 7-18 while the drone racing competition will be August 10 and 11 at the racetrack. "The North American Drone Masters will be one...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
December 14, 2018 - 4:17 pm
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) For the first time in ten years, gate tickets to the Erie County Fair will go up. All other pricing will remain the same. The adult gate admission will increase from $10 to $12. Senior gate admission is now $9. Early bird admission is now $7 weekdays as is the student special...
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