Archive for May, 2011

Free Admission Ticket to Erie County Fair With Qualifying Purchase

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Sunoco/A Plus, Pepsi and the Erie County Fair have once again teamed up for a summer promotion!

Stop by participating Sunoco A Plus locations between now and July 31st, purchase any two 12 packs of Pepsi products and receive a voucher for free admission to the 2011 Erie County Fair.  This voucher is valid any day at the Fair, August 10-21, 2011.    The admission ticket is valued at $10 each!


Hamburg Fairgrounds to Release Free Mobile Phone App In July

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The Erie County Fair is going mobile with one of the first mobile phone applications for fairs in the United States to be launched in July.  A beloved tradition for over one million people each year, Fair guests will now be able to use their iPhone or Android smartphone to get the latest information on exhibitors, events, and all the excitement at the Fair, Hamburg Casino, The Event Center, Showplex and Buffalo Raceway. The initial implementation phase will focus on the Erie County Fair.

“Throughout the years, the Fair has consistently kept up with the ever-changing needs of society, and this mobile app is the latest step in the Fair’s progressive history,” said Dennis Lang, Erie County Agricultural Society CEO. “It is the type of pace-setting innovation that has kept the Fair a treasure, and relevant and fresh in the hearts and minds of the million patrons each year who wouldn’t miss it.

Today, smartphone app usage is growing rapidly, with more than 350,000 iPhone and 150,000 Android apps in the mobile marketplace. By 2012, Nielsen predicts that 50 percent of all Americans will have smartphones. The free Erie County Fair mobile phone apps will be available for download starting in July from Apple’s iTunes Store and Google’s Android Market, just in time for this year’s Fair, which runs from August 10-21, 2011.

 Here are some of the many fun and useful features Fair visitors will be able to do from the free mobile app:

·                     Find where they parked their car

·                      Tell-a-friend function

·                     Facebook integration

·                      GPS map of the Fairgrounds

·                     Scavenger hunt.

·                     Get the most current information on daily highlights

·                     Search for a show, exhibit or favorite food item.

·                     An alphabetical listing of all the Fair exhibitors.

  “It is an honor to be working with the Erie County Fair, which has been a yearly summertime staple since I was young,” said Holt Vaughn, CEO of The Eastco Group. “We’re excited for the possibilities for this app to bring together the treasure of a nearly 200 year old tradition with today’s up-to-the-minute technology.”

Youth Talent Competition To Be Held At The Erie County Fair

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The Erie County Fair Talent Contest will be August 12 & 13.  This is a great chance for kids to showcase their talent in competition. Competitors are given three minutes to perform their talent in front of the judges at the Community Stage. 

There will be a Maxi-Contest for ages 13 & over Friday, August 12 and the Mini-Contest for ages 12 & under on Saturday, August 13. 

There is no entry fee and all contestants receive free admission into the Fair. Entrants must reside in Erie County, NY and can only compete in one county. Winners will then compete at the New York State Fair in Syracuse the week following.  Erie County has been represented well in the final round of both divisions with many placing in the top 10.  Two students have recently gone on to win the state title for both divisions. 

No baton twirling or bands are permitted and music must be on a CD.

Click here for more information or to download an application, contact Dawn Cook at or call the studio at (716) 871-0355. Competition slots are limited and entries will be accepted on a first come basis. Please mail entries to: Dawn Cook, 204 Washington Ave, Kenmore, NY 14217. Confirmation will be sent upon receipt of completed entries.

Erie County Fair In Search of Candidates to be Media Escorts

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Erie County Fair is looking for ten interns to work with The Fairgrounds’ Marketing Department primarily as media escorts and to assist in various marketing projects and public relations duties for the Fair, which will run August 10-21, 2011.

Students majoring in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations or a related field are encouraged to attend one of the Information Sessions including Monday, May 23, 5-7PM or Wednesday, May 25, 2:30-5PM inside the Event Center on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg.  Details of the internship will be explained and interviews will be held on the spot.
Applicants must possess excellent written and verbal communication skill, be self motivated and have a flexible schedule with the ability to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.  The position will run from August 8 through August 22, 2011 with two orientation sessions prior to that.

Interested students need only attend one session and should bring a resume with them.  For more information, feel free to email Holly at