Erie County Fair

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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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
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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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
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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Tom Puckett
August 09, 2017 - 4:00 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) Nearly three weeks ago, a tornado struck the Erie County Fairgrounds. Tonight, fair staff say they're ready to host thousands over the next 12 days. "Everything's 100 percent go for the Erie County Fair," says Marty Biniasz. "In a record 20 days, we took care to close to $3...
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Tom Puckett
August 03, 2017 - 4:00 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Fair is about a week away, and another tradition takes place today. The Fair Train arrives in Hamburg. "It's the show before the big show," says Marty Biniasz with the Erie County Fair. "This train of 50 to 60 cars filled with rides, wagons, and concession stands...
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Mike Baggerman
July 28, 2017 - 1:08 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - In light of Thursday's deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair that left at least one person dead and many others in critical condition, John Strates from the Strates Shows, who provides the Erie County Fair with rides, provided some insight on how the inspection process works...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 27, 2017 - 10:24 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Despite last Thursday’s tornadoes which caused upwards of $3 million in damage, the Erie County Fair is expected to go on as planned and officials pivoted towards discussing the new food samples at this year’s fair. Marty Biniasz, the director of marketing for the fair,...
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