Erie County Fair

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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Tom Puckett
September 25, 2017 - 12:59 pm
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) After 18 years of service to the Erie County Agricultural Society, Dennis “Denny” Lang has announced that he is stepping down from his position as Chief Executive Officer & Fair Manager effective Friday. He is being succeeded by current Assistant Fair Manager and Manager of...
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Hamburger. MMmmm.
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Richard Root
September 18, 2017 - 3:32 am
Hamburg(er), NY (WBEN) - The Erie County Fair claims to have given birth to the hamburger, and has designated September 18th as the commemorative day. Of course, the factual birth day and location of the burger will, perhaps, always be arguable, the Erie County Fair has provided the following...
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Richard Root
August 21, 2017 - 6:07 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) - One month to the day after an EF-2 tornado hit the Fairgrounds, the 178th Erie County Fair in Hamburg concluded its 12-day run Sunday night. Final attendance for 2017 is 1,193,279. This is a 21% increase from 2016 and is the second highest attended Fair in the Erie County Fair’...
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August 21, 2017 - 5:55 am
Hamburg, N.Y. (WBEN) - The final fireworks show filled the skies over The Erie County Fairgrounds Sunday night and one month to the day after an EF-2 tornado hit the Fairgrounds, the 178th Erie County Fair in Hamburg concluded its 12-day run Sunday night. Final attendance for 2017 is 1,193,279...
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