World Fair Fever hit Erie County

July 4, 2013. Capitalizing on World’s Fair fever that was sweeping the US in 1964, the Erie County Fair’s Avenue of Flags was a colorful display of international flags from countries around world. During the 1976, the year of the Bicentennial of the United States, American flags were introduced as a patriotic salute to our country, a tradition that continues during every Erie County Fair.