Archive for March, 2011

Tickets for Big Time Rush go on sale April 15th at 10am

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Big Time Rush will perform at the Grandstand at the Erie County Fair on August 10. 

Ticket prices will be $35 and $20 and will go on sale Friday, April 15 starting at 10am at, charge by phone 1-888-223-6000 or at the Fairgrounds Event Center.  Tickets purchased in advance include free admission to the Fair on the day of the show.

 Their show on Nickelodeon is one of the highest rated and most watched live action premiere in the history of the network.  They’ve sold nearly 900,000 combined digital singles.  Big Time Rush was nominated for two Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Music Group and Favorite TV Show this year.


Looking for a unique camp over the summer?

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Have you ever wondered what it is like to sleep in the barns at the Erie County Fair, or to take care of those precious animals that stay right there too?  What about riding in the parade or seeing just how cotton candy and taffy is made?  Well, now here’s your chance!

The Erie County Fair is inviting all 8, 9, and 10 year olds to fill out an application for the chance to be one of the “campers” chosen in the third (3) year of Fair Camp.  Campers (& their same sex parent or guardian) will sleep in the barns, help take care of the Ag-Sperience animals, have the opportunity to show a calf, learn more about that yummy fair food, and even ride in the parade.  Campers & their guardians will come away from the ultimate Fair Camp experience with a greater knowledge of agriculture and livestock, not to mention and inside view of the great Erie County Fair, through hands-on activities under the supervision of qualified staff (camp counselors).

The Erie County Fair will choose lucky participants to camp on the Fairgrounds for 2 nights and participate in actual farm “chores” of all types, for FREE!! For 2011, campers can choose between August 12, 13, 14 or August 19, 20, 21.

Download an application here.  But hurry!  Applications are due by May 2nd.  Campers will be notified by mail of Fair Camp selection by June 1st.

For more information call Jessica Underberg, 716-649-3900 ext. 407

Over $14,000 in scholarships will be awarded at the Fair

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

High school seniors and/or college students can be awarded up to $14,000 total in scholarship money by the Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) and Hamburg Casino.

Applications are being accepted now through April 15, 2011. To qualify for an ECAS scholarship, students must be enrolling or already enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing studies in any, but not limited to the following fields: Agriculture, Agri-Business, Business/Liberal Arts, Ecology and Environmental Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Flora-culture, Home Economics/ Industrial Arts, Horticulture, Forestry & Natural Resources, or Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Technology.

Hamburg Casino is offering scholarships to students who are pursuing other fields of education and that have shown participation during the Erie County Fair. Fair participation can be obtained by entering in one of the many competitive exhibits and by participating in the Erie County Fair Marching Band as well as through various types of employment or activities.

Download an application or visit the Guidance Office of area high schools, at various college Financial Aid Offices, as well as at the Cornell University Cooperative Extension 4-H Office located at 21 South Grove Street in East Aurora. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program, contact Russell L. Marquart, CFE at the Fair Office at 716-649-3900 ext. 403

Buy your admission tickets online!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

New for 2011, you can purchase your admission tickets online!  There are no service fees attached.

Save $2 when you buy your adult admission ticket.  Just a reminder, kids 12 & under are free everyday at the Fair!

 Click here to buy online!