Archive for June, 2012

Fair Announces Appearance by NASCAR Driver Ryan Truex

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen start your engines….and get to the Erie County Fair for an opportunity to meet NASCAR Driver Ryan Truex.

Truex will  be at the Fair on August 12 from 1-4pm as well as in the Wild About the Fair! Daily Parade. Bring your cameras and one item to be autographed for this meet and greet opportunity, located behind the Hamburg Casino.

Truex is just 20 years old and has been racing professionally for three years. He has competed in twenty nine races, finishing in the Top Ten seven times. He has also been named the 2009 Camping World East Series Champion and the 2010 K&N Pro Series East Champion.  

When Truex competed in the Camping World East Series he had three wins, one of which was in Watkins Glen. Truex will be visiting the Fair after returning to the Glen in search of another victory.  

This special NASCAR appearance is brought to you by Nationwide Insurance-Getzoni Agency.

…Wild, Wild, Wild About the Fair!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

We have been singing it for the past week and you will be too! Keep an ear out for the NEW Erie County Fair jingle!


The 2012 jingle was written, recorded and produced by Buffalo legend Lance Diamond. Diamond has been performing since the mid 70s and has fans expanding entire generations. He has performed with James Brown and the Goo Goo Dolls and has had a weekly run at the Elmwood Lounge for 25 years!


Diamond has traveled across the US and Canada on various tours and has even had the opportunity to travel abroad performing. His shows are fun filled- the only thing more exciting may be his outfit! Check out Lance Diamond in Slade Park on August 17 from 7-9:30pm


Erie County Fair 5K

Friday, June 15th, 2012

On your mark, get set, GO!


The Erie County Fair 5K returns on Saturday August 11, 2012 at 9am at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY. This newly certified 3.1 mile course is one of the flattest in WNY. The starting and finish line are at the entrance of the Grandstand and the race route takes participants through the Town and Village of Hamburg.


Pre-registration cost is $20 and participants may register online at under the contests tab. Pre-registration is encouraged, however, racers may sign up beginning at 7:30am on the day of the race for a $25 entry fee.


All ages are welcome to participate in the 5K, however, no pets, skateboards, rollerblades or bicycles are allowed on the course. Water stations will be provided.


A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Special Olympics of New York, an organization that is dedicated to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community. Through their participation in Special Olympics New York athletes gain confidence and build a positive self-image, which carries into the classroom,, the home, the workplace and the community. (From Special Olympics of New York website,


For more information on the Erie County Fair 5K, please call (716) 649-3900 or email 

Click here to register online now!

Gain Free Admission into the Fair with Sunoco

Monday, June 11th, 2012

What is better than a beautiful summer day at the Erie County Fair? Getting in for FREE!

 Just stop by a participating Sunoco A Plus location between June 15 and August 19 and purchase any two (2) Pepsi twelve packs to receive a FREE admission voucher to the Erie County Fair.

Redeem your voucher any day, any time at any ticket booth and let your “Wild” day of Fair fun begin!

Scholarships Awarded

Friday, June 8th, 2012

The Erie County Agricultural Society, Erie County Fair and Hamburg Casino have awarded over $20,000 to derserving high school seniors and college students in the form of scholarships in various amounts. Twenty six students, representing every corner of Western New York, recieved awards this year. These students attend colleges throughout the northeast and are studying a variety of different fields.

 We are proud to annouce the 2012 winners and wish them the best in thier sure to be bright futures. Congratulations.