Erie County Fair

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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Erie County Fair. August 18, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 20, 2018 - 8:46 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - The "Best 12 Days of Summer" came to an end on Sunday night with the conclusion of the 179th Erie County Fair. This year's attendance was 1,198,789, which is the second highest attended fair in its history, according to Erie County Fair officials. The all-time record was 1,...
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Allan Harris
August 19, 2018 - 7:32 am
(WBEN) Sunday is the final day of the 179th Erie County Fair. Lots going on throughout the day including the completion of the work on the World's Largest Wooden Bowl along with demoltion derbies and wrapping up late on Sunday with fireworks. It's a full day of activities and you can find the...
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Tom Puckett
August 08, 2018 - 4:00 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) Today is the opening day of the Erie County Fair, and there's a lot to know before you go to Hamburg. Gates open today at noon, but starting tomorrow and each day thereafter, they'll open at 9am and stay open until 10pm, says Marty Biniasz of the Erie County Fair. Admission is $...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
Matt Moran
August 01, 2018 - 2:42 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - The annual arrival of the James E. Strates Shows Fair Train took place in Hamburg Wednesday. Marty Biniasz is the marketing manager of the Erie County Fair. He says this a great way to get the area excited about the Fair as it starts in a week. "This is really the show before...
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Tom Puckett
July 26, 2018 - 4:00 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) While you may check out rides, a concert, or the livestock at the Erie County Fair, everyone gets a hunger for something yummy, whether it's tried and true or something new. New items have been added to the menu and are part of the Fair’s New Food Showdown. Fair food fans will...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 20, 2018 - 3:00 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Preparations for last year’s Erie County Fair were going as planned in mid-July as organizers finalized deals with vendors, planned where all the stations will be set up, created emergency plans for visitors, and were doing the media rounds in preparation of “The best 12 days...
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