Archive for July, 2010

Enter to win a private meet n greet with NASCAR Driver Mike Wallace

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

NASCAR Driver Mike Wallace will appear at the Erie County Fair on Sunday, August 15th from 1-3:00pm with special thanks to the Getzoni Agency, A Nationwide Insurance Company.  He will be located with Nationwide just inside Gate 4.

Find out how you can be part of a private Meet N Greet here.

Some restrictions apply.

County Fair Series Coming July 22

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

It’s getting close to Fair time and to end July with a bang, the Erie County Fair is hosting the New York County Fair Series on Thursday, July 22.  The first post time is 1pm at Buffalo Raceway on The Fairgrounds.

Approximately 40 horses will compete in eight races with over $22,000 in purse money up for grabs.  The County Fair Series is a non pari-mutuel series designed for young horses that are building their skills.  The racrs are held at 22 New York County Fairs, bringing excitement to your backyard each summer.  With no betting and free admission, the County Fair Series offers a family atmosphere for race fans of all ages.

Entry Deadlines Close This Friday!

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Entry deadlines close for the Creative Arts Building, Woodcarving Building, and all of the Livestock departments on Friday, July 23rd

This is your last chance to enter those blue ribbon arts and crafts, photographs, antiques, animals, and more before the 171st Erie County Fair, and possibly win premium money!  Click here for entry information and the online entry function, or stop by our office Tuesday 9am – 5pm, Wednesday 9am – 5pm, Thursday 9am – 8pm, and Friday 9am -8pm to fill out a form.   Also, don’t miss your chance to enter one of our new exciting contests: Lego Model Contest or  Gingerbread House Competition!”

Erie County Fair Hosting Job Fair on July 7

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Erie County Fair Job Fair

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Event (Agri) Center

1:00 – 6:00pm – applications will be completed upon arrival, please be prepared to be interviewed.


The Erie County Fair is looking for personnel to fill the following positions during the upcoming 12 day annual event, August 11 – 22, 2010.


Positions available include;


Ticket Takers – Rate $ 7.25.  Individuals must have flexible work hours, be personable with our guests.  Employee must abide by the policies and procedures set forth by the Fair Management with regard to the handling and processing of each ticket.  Applicants must be 18 years of age and over.


Restroom personnel – Rate $ 7.25.  Restroom attendants are needed monitor all restroom facilities for cleanliness and service.  Employees must be reliable with flexible work hours.  Applicants must be a least 18 years of age.  Potillo Sanitary Services is an independent contractor and all personnel report direct to their management.


Parking Cashiers & Attendants – Rate TBD.  Standard Parking is an independent contractor responsible for servicing and monitoring the parking lots during the annual 12 day event.  Positions include cashiers whose responsibility it is to collect and be accountable for tickets and cash receipts.  Lot attendants will park cars in the appropriate area and designate available space.  Personnel must be personable, reliable accountable for cash receipts, have flexible work hours and willing to accept responsibility.  A complete job description will be available at the Job Fair.


Concessionaire employees – the Fair will accept applications for those people interested in possibly working for the various independent concession operations throughout the Fairgrounds during the 12 day event.  All applications will be forwarded to a central distribution point.  Concessionaires begin arriving, August 4, 2010.  You will be contracted directly by the respective operator if he/she is interested.