Erie County Fair

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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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
August 12, 2017 - 9:42 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) - An event billed as the world's healthiest eating competition will have competitive eaters including Badlands Booker and Jim Reeves taking on mountains of kale. Sunday's second annual Kale Yeah! Competition at the Erie County Fair comes from an unlikely partnership between the...
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Mike Baggerman
August 10, 2017 - 3:58 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - Along with enjoying the various foods, rides, animals, and other activities at the Erie County Fair, County Executive Mark Poloncarz said on Thursday that attendees at the fair can learn how to battle the opioid and addiction epidemic at the fair. "Erie County Departments...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
August 10, 2017 - 3:00 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County Fair spokesman Marty Biniasz provided assurance that the rides at the Erie County Fair this year have been thoroughly inspected. “The incident that happened in Ohio really shook the industry, whether it’s the fair industry or the amusement industry,” Biniasz said...
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Mike Baggerman
August 09, 2017 - 3:51 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Are the games at the Erie County Fair rigged by the carnies? Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard told us, they can be. “It was either last year or two years ago we found a thing with lead milk bottles that you have to knock down,” Howard said. “They were weighted differently and...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
August 09, 2017 - 3:18 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – The Erie County Fair officially opened on Wednesday at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The annual event continues runs for 12 days and comes just 20 days following a series of tornadoes which ripped through the south towns of Western New York, including the fairgrounds itself. “We...
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