Archive for March, 2013

Erie County Fair In Search of Talented Students for Pepsi Cola Marching Band

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Do you know of a talented individual that would be interested in being a part of the Pepsi Cola Marching Band at the Erie County Fair?  The search is on for musicians and color guard members currently in grades nine through twelve that are interested in continuing their musical and color guard development throughout the summer.

The program consists of a rehearsal schedule on Monday and Wednesday evenings (tentatively) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm beginning June 3rd.  All rehearsals will be held at The Fairgrounds in the 4-H Youth and Development Building.  Performances for the band will begin in July and continue through August, leading up to daily performances at the Erie County Fair, August 7-18.  Band members must participate in all performances.

Applications are due May 1st.  Students interested in joining the group must fill out the application available at that now includes a band director recommendation.  Students selected for the ensemble will be notified via letter.  Previous involvement with the group in no way guarantees a spot this year.

Return completed applications to Erie County Fair, Pepsi-Cola Marching Band, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY 14075 by May 1, 2013.

Fair Camp Applications Due May 1st

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

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 fifth (5) 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 an animal, 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 2013, campers can choose between August 9, 10, 11 or August 16, 17, 18.

Hurry to get your application in, it’s easy (1) click on Fair Camp on; (2) email;(3) or calling 649-3900 ext. 6407 to have one mailed to you.  Applications are due by May 1st . 

Previous campers thoughts on the program include..
“Fair Camp was without a doubt one of the best experiences me and my daughter have shared” Mom from B-lo

“Thanks to Fair Camp my daughter will be  working this winter with the 4H, and will be showing at next year’s fair as an exhibitor”

For more information call the Competitive Exhibits Office 716-649-3900 ext. 6407