Archive for January, 2013

Over $20,000 in Scholarship Money will be awarded from The Erie County Fair & Hamburg Casino

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

High school seniors and/or college students can be awarded up to $20,000 total in scholarship money by the Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) and Hamburg Casino.

 Applications are being accepted now through April 12, 2013. 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.

Click here to download an application, or they are available in the Guidance Office of all 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. 6403.

The Erie County Fair- Experience It!

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

ecf-0078-poster-v5.jpgStep away from packing up your Christmas decorations, shoveling snow and warming up during this cold Buffalo winter for a minute and pretend it is August in Erie County, and you are walking though the Erie County Fair…

See the photography hung in groups at the Creative Arts Exhibit, the hot metal rod of a horsehoe in the making, the colorful balloon creations of the Bizzare Balloonologist and the rows and rows of vendors set up in the Event Center ready to make a sale.

Smell the fried dough, the chicken cooking, the popcorn, and all the other delicious food the Fair has to offer as you pass through the food court finding what you are going to try out this year.

Hear the roar of applause as a Grandstand artst takes the stage, the horses clop along the parade route, the crashing of cars in the demoliton derby and the animals as they call out to one another in the barns.

Taste the burgers, fred dough, cotton candy, french fries, gyros, candy apples, taffy and all the other  delicious foods that fill your belly and make a trip to the Fair complete.

Feel the wind whipping through your hair on a midway ride, the feeling of sunshine on your face as you grab a seat a Slade Park concert, the bristly fur on a newborn piglet, or a the soft plush of a toy won at I-Got-It.

Experience all the shows, music, laughs and memories that go along with a day spent with family and friends at the Erie County Fair.

For now you are back in chilly January in Erie County but the Fair will be here before you know it.

We’re celebrating the 174th edition of the Erie County Fair and this year we want to reflect everything that makes a day at the Fair complete with the 2013 theme of The Erie County Fair- Experience It!

Join us August 7-18, 2013 to See It! Smell It! Hear It! Taste It! Feel It! and Experience It!

Don’t forget to keep checking the blog for all the latest Erie County Fair news and more.