Archive for August, 2012

Erie County Fair Announces Winners of Talent Contest

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

ERIE COUNTY FAIR TALENT SHOW WINNERS

Mini Division

1st Place                Claire Gorman, Age 11, Hamburg                             

           Vocal          Flat on the Floor         

2nd Place               Madison Moonan, Age 8, Lackawanna                  

           Aero Solo    It’s all about Me

3rd Place               Luca Sullivan, Age 10, Elma                                          

           Vocal            Bullet Proof

4th Place               Emily Whelan, Age 10, Buffalo                                   

           Aero Solo    Beautiful Bird

5th Place               Mia Marshall, Age 7, Buffalo                                      

           Dance Solo   Joyful Noise

 

Maxi Division

1st Place                Harper Wells, Age 14, Elma

          Vocal     Give Your Heart a Break

2nd Place               Kendil Banks & Jon Rivera ~ Ages 18 & 19,    Buffalo

                                   Contemporary Duet  One & Only

3rd Place               Hayley Johnston & Heather Wood ~ Ages 16 & 17,  Buffalo

                                   Lyrical Duet         Someone Like You          

4th Place               Catie Raess, Age 27, Lancaster                                  

          Vocal

5th Place               Kim Gabel, Age 14, Lawtons                                       

          Vocal     Wine & Song                                     

Thank YOU for another WILD Fair!

Friday, August 24th, 2012

The Fair has ended just a few days ago and the grounds that were exploding with fried dough, music, rides, and fairgoers have been transformed back into a parking lot. To passerbys it looks as though the 2012 Fair has never happened but for the 1,031,750 of you that walked through our gates you know differently!

 The 2012 Erie County Fair celebrated new competitions, like WILD About Hair, saw some excellent concerts, like Boston, Blake Shelton, and Victoria Justice, and welcomed families, friends, neighbors and visitors from all over WNY and beyond. The Moo-turnity Ward welcomed five calves to the Erie County Fair family, the demolition derby demolished 140 cars and the Nerveless Nocks flew 40 feet above amazed crowds.

 Overall, the Fair was a huge success but it is not without the help of an amazing staff of people that work year round, come in just for Fair time and volunteer to insure the event goes off without a hitch.

However, what really makes the Fair such a WILD event is all of the Fairgoers! We wouldn’t throw a Fair anymore if no one came! And you came from everywhere!

We hope that you had a WILD time at the Erie County Fair and we truly hope to see you back here next year for the 2013 Fair. Mark your calendars- August 7-18! The Erie County Fair- Experience It!

Have a WILD day and a safe and happy year until we see you again!

PS. Click here if you want to see the Demolition Derby Results…we know a lot of you have been asking!

Welcome to the World Dustin and Dominic!

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

It was a busy night at the Ag-sperience Moo-turnity Ward! The Erie County Fair welcomed two calves overnight Saturday August 17, to the wee hours of the morning Sunday.

 First, Daisy the Jersey cow gave birth to a 60 pound calf named Dominic around 10pm Satruday night. The Moo-turnity staff was barely able to celebrate because just a few hours later Holstein, Peggy Sue, went into labor and delivered a 100 pound calf named Dustin at around 2am.

 For those who stuck around it was an exciting night that brought the 2012 Erie County Fair calf total to 5. There is still one more hefer in the Moo-turnity Ward but time is running out for her to give birth during this year’s Fair.

If you missed the delivery of the calves you can still catch all the cuteness in the Ag-sperience barn where all five calves and mothers are awaiting visitors. Don’t miss the 2012 Erie County Fair, which concludes today, August 18.

Have a WILD Day!

4-H Youth Winners

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

4-H is the nation’s largest non-school educational program for children with over 6.5 million members. In Erie County alone there are 1,600 kids participating in 110 chapters.

At the Erie County Fair the 4-H Youth Development members have taken part in several animal shows, with many more to come. If you want to see the results and who took home the blue ribbon you need to check out 4hatthefair.com!

Pie and Cookie Contest Winners!

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

There are so many delicious options at the Erie County Fair when it comes to Food, but what if you could recreate some of these tasty treats right in your own kitchen?

 The Erie County Fair hosted  Pie and Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking contests on August 15 in the Clubhouse on the Fairgrounds. There were many entries and these award winners took home ribbons for having the most delicious apple pies and chocolate chip cookies.

 Simple click on the blue links and download the award winning recipes so you and your family can eat like you are at the Fair all year round!

 The following is the official press release:

ERIE COUNTY FAIR PIE BAKING AND COOKIE COMPETITION RESULTS    75 exhibitors entered a total of 34 pies and 41 varieties of chocolate chip cookies into the Erie County Fair Pie Baking Competition and the WILD about Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition on Wednesday, August 15th.  Below are the winners and their award winning recipes. SINGLE CRUST PIES:1st Place – Marcy Kamery of Derby, NY 2nd Place – Joanne Hoffman of Springville, NY
 
3rd Place – Barb Kamierczak of West Seneca, NY DOUBLE CRUST PIES: 1st Place – Monnie Geiger of North Collins, NY

2nd Place – Frank Scherer of Lancaster, NY
 

3rd Place – Karen Gold of Sloan, NY

 Chocolate Chip Cookies: 1st Place – Annemarie Johnson of Cheektowaga, NY

2nd Place – Monnie Geiger of North Collins, NY
 

3rd Place – Ann Geiger of Akron, NY

Cars Available for the Demolition Derby

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

If you have always wanted to participate in the Erie County Fair’s World Largest Demolition Derby, produced by JM Productions, here is your chance. Cars are available for purchase from two local retailers for just $300.

Purchase your car at Buffalo Auto Parts, 716-822-1111 or Gateway Recycling, 716-686-0419.

If you already have a car or for more entrant information contact JM Productions at 648-5100. 

The Demolition Derby will take place on August 19 at 1pm and 7pm at the Erie County Fair. The afternoon derby also features a bus derby.

For more information on the demolition derby or for tickets, check out our website, ecfair.org.

A Giraffe made out of what??????

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Entries have been pouring in at the Erie County Fairgrounds and are beginning to fill up the Creative Arts Exhibit. There have been beautiful photos, amazing lego creations, detailed quilts and incredible paintings but there is one piece that really stands out…literally.  

Meet Abby’s giraffe…it is unlike anything that the Creative Arts Exhibit has seen before. It stands 8ft tall and you will be shocked to hear how she made it…its crocheted!!!

 Unbelievable, right? It took Abby, who is just 18, a whole month (she broke it down over several months but estimates that her time smushed togethter was about a month) to complete the creation. She crocheted all the pieces and her dad helped her build the framework.

Abby has been crocheting since she was little and was always facinated by the afghans on display at the Fair. She entered the Junior Bucket of Junk contest a few years ago and wanted to try her hand at getting another Blue Ribbon. She decided instead of crocheting a afghan she wanted to do something bigger…much bigger and chose to crochet an 8 foot structure of her favorite animal…the giraffe.

 She took the saying “go big or go home” literally with her large and creative entry.

Stop into the Creative Arts Exhibit to see this amazing entry and over 4,000 other creative pieces.

Want to meet Blake Shelton?

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Who wouldn’t? He was named Male Vocalist of the Year, stars in the hit NBC show The Voice and is blowing up the radio with hit single after hit single!

 Head to your local AT&T store to enter to win…here’s what you’ll get:

  •  8 box seats to the Blake Shelton concert August 16 at the Erie County Fair
  • A limo ride too and from the concert
  • A meet-and-greet for you and your friends with Blake Shelton 

You only have until August 3rd to enter…so stop reading this and get to an AT&T store now!