Dear Abby, Why is the Fair in August?

September 12, 2013. Rare piece of letterhead from the 1912 Erie County Fair. From the mid-1800’s to the late-1920’s, the Erie County Fair was held during the beginning of the autumnal harvest in September. Fair dates were moved back to August in respect to the New York State Fair in Syracuse. The move allowed the State Fair to be the culmination of all agricultural fairs statewide