Erie County Fair

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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AP Photo/Jay LaPrete
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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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 20, 2017 - 11:17 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Thursday afternoon’s tornadoes affected thousands of Western New Yorkers in different capacities. Some saw damaged rooftops and property damage at home as a result of the swirling winds, but the unofficial “ground zero” of the surprise tornadoes was at the Erie County...
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Tom Puckett
July 20, 2017 - 5:45 pm
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) Although the Erie County Fairgrounds was hard hit by Thursday's storm, Dennis Lang with the Erie County Fair says the fair will be ready next month. The storm hit 20 days before the fair's opening day. "It will take extra labor, some extra overtime, but we will be ready," says...
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