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AT&T and Erie County Fair Sweepstakes!

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Want to see the hottest Nickelodeon boy band live? How about from the front row? Or would you rather see Best Female Country Vocalist Miranda Lambert? How about a limo to and from the show for you and 7 friends?

att.JPGIt sounds great right? Well, if you are interested in being eligible to win one of these two awesome concert prizes then head into your nearest AT&T store to enter. The sweepstakes will run from Monday July 18 to Monday August 4.

The sweepstakes is FREE to enter and there is no other place to gain this kind of concert experience for the Erie County Fair.

One winner will receive a pair of front row tickets to see Big Time Rush at their nearly sold out show on August 10. Another winner will receive 8 box tickets to see Miranda Lambert on August 14 as well as a limo ride to and from the show!

Here is the link for the participating stores:

Be sure to enter today and Good Luck!

Mmmmmm….Fair Food!

Monday, July 18th, 2011

big-kahuna-donut-burger.jpgWestern New York waits all year for the opening day of the Erie County Fair and it is coming quick. Some look forward to rides, others animals but arguably the best part of the Fair is its food! It has everything from the classics such as fried dough and cotton candy to the crazy like Bison burgers and a sandwich that uses glazed donuts as the bun. Whatever your in the mood for the Fair’s got it and there is no excuse for someone to end their day with an empty stomach.

What fairgoers love more than food however, is saving money and the Fair can help out there too!brick-oven-izza.jpg

Head to our website and print out 3 pages of coupons to SAVE BIG on some of your Fair food favorites!  If you can’t print out the coupons beforehand its no problem, the coupons will be available at all the information booths located throughout the Fairgrounds.

Be sure to save room in your stomach for the variety the 2011 Erie County Fair has to offer and everything will surely tast better knowing that you were able to eat great and save big at the same time!

Enter to Win the Ultimate Meet N Greet from Tops

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Erie County Fair and Tops Friendly Markets have partnered to offer you the Ultimate Meet N Greet Experience!  With every purchase of a TOPS BRANDED PRODUCT with your TOPS BonusCard from now until July 31st you will automatically be entered to win.

Grand prize is a Meet N Greet with Big Time Rush and front row tickets to their concert on August 10th*.

First prize is a pair of tickets to see America’s Got Talent Winner, Tery Fator, as he performs his ventriloquism in concert on August 16th.

Three winners will receive a family pack of four general admission tickets to the Erie County Fair.

For more information, visit  

Competitive Exhibits Deadlines Approaching

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

If you would like you chance to win a blue ribbon at the 2011 Erie County Fair there are plenty of opportunities. From agriculture, livestock, art and more everyone can get involved.

However, time is running out to get your entries in! Many of the deadlines are coming quick and we don’t want you to miss your chance.

Creative Arts Deadline is July 22nd, this includes arts & crafts, photography, paintings and flowers.

Woodcarving Deadline is July 22nd.

Animal Sciences Deadline is July 22nd, which includes all livestock.

Conservation Deadline is July 29th which involves any taxidermy, skins, furs, and pelts.

Plant Sciences Deadline is August 4th, which includes fruits, vegtables, farm products and horticulture

Home Wine Deadline is August 5th.

All entries must be received or postmarked by the deadline given.

For rules, regulations and entry forms please go to the competitive exhibits portion of our website.

The Erie County Fair is Looking for the Ultimate Fairgoer

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Does someone you know eat, sleep and breathe Erie County Fair? Then we want them as our 2011 Ultimate Fairgoer!

We are looking for someone who has been loyal and passionate about the Fair and shares their enthusiasm with their family and friends. We are so appreciative of all our guests who make the Fair atmoshpere friendly and annual staple for Family Fun and we would like to personally thank one lucky patron with the honor of Ultimate Fairgoer.

If you or someone you know is deserving of this title then, please, nominate them! Send us a short story of why they should be chosen as Ultimate Fairgoer. Also, feel free to include pictures, clippings, references and any other material that may compel our judges to select your nominee.

You can email entries to or mail nominations to 5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg NY 14075.

This year’s Ultimate Fairgoer will win:

-Passes for themselves and a guest for each day of the Erie County Fair

-Two (2) admission passes to the New York State Fair

-Passes to any county or youth fair in NY

-The book Reflections of America’s County Fair

-Two (2) Strates Fun Cards

-$50 gift certificate to the Erie County Fair Gift Shop

-An opportunity to ride in the Red White and You! Daily Parade

We know that there are a lot of fairgoers deserving of this award so be sure to get in your nomination!

(Management and staff of the Erie County Agricultural Society and/or the Erie County Fair are not eligible.)

Get Your Fair Admission Tickets Today!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

The 2011 Erie County Fair is getting closer and closer and soon enough we will be opening our gates for the 172nd time to welcome in people from all over Western New York and beyond!  

This year getting your admission tickets to the Fair has never been easier because now you can buy your tickets online! Not only is it convenient (No waiting in line!) but it is cheaper too. When you pre-order your tickets online before August 12th you save $3.00 per ticket!  Making an adult admission only $7. There are no service charges for online ticket orders either, making ordering your tickets online the cheapest, easiest and most convenient way to buy them.fair-theme-logo.jpg

Here is the link to order your tickets now!

 Admission tickets can also be bought ahead of time at the Event Center Box Office. Just come down to the Fairgrounds and go right into the Event Center (the big building right off of South Park). The tickets purchased there are the same price as online and while you will have to leave home to get them, you will save time at the gate, getting you to Fair fun quicker!    The Hamburg Casino is also selling pre sale tickets. From July 3 to July 31 you can purchase your Fair admission tickets for only $6 at the cashier’s cage inside the casino. Also, if you have points you can redeem them for fair admission tickets. 100 points will get you one ticket to the fair. (Limit 10 per person on both Hamburg Casino specials)   As always you can purchase your ticket right at the gate when you arrive for your day at the Fair. There will be tickets for sale at all of the gates.  

Regular admission is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors

Also remember, kids 12 and under are FREE compliments of Tops!

There are also plenty of other deals, discounts and ways to save on our website so make sure you check them out. 

Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you at the 2011 Erie County Fair!

Meet NASCAR Driver Justin Allgaier at the Erie County Fair!

Monday, June 27th, 2011

On August 14th NASCAR Driver Justin Allgaier will be coming to the 172nd Erie County Fair, thanks to Getzoni Agency-Nationwide Insurance!He will be available from 1pm-3pm to sign autographs and meet fans. He will be behind the Hamburg Casino near Gate 4.

justin-allgaier.JPGJustin Allgaier currently drives the #31 Brandt Chevrolet Impala for up and coming race team Turner Motorsports

 He started racing at just 5 years old. After coming through the ranks he was named Nationwide Rookie of the Year in 2009. In the past years he has clinched the pole postion in 3 races, won 2 and finished in the Top 10 an amazing 40 times!

Last year he finished 4th in the NASCAR Nationwide championship standings.

Be sure to come early to ensure that you have an opportunity to meet Justin- one of NASCAR’s up and coming stars!

Mobile Alert Ticket Giveaway!

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Have you signed up to receive alerts from the Erie County Fair on your mobile phone?  All you need to do is text the keyword FAIR to 21570 to sign up or go to to enter your number.  

We are giving away tickets to some of the shows that will be featured in the Grandstand!  Winners will be chosen at random from all subscribers each Friday starting June 24th.  One prize per subscriber.

Drawings will be as follows…
June 24th – 6 tickets to Tour
July 1st – Fair admission tickets for 6 and 6 reserved front row seats to Ace Frehley
July 8th – 6 tickets to Ultimate Night of Destruction
July 15th – Pair of front row tickets to Terry Fator, Ventriloquism in Concert
July 22nd – pair of front row tickets to Miranda Lambert
July 29th – Fair admission tickets for 6 and 6 reserved front row seats for Randy Houser
August 5th – Pair of front row tickets to Big Time Rush

Other mobile alerts will include special announcements, prize giveaways, exclusive offers, fair traffic alerts, cancellations and weather reports.

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!


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