Erie County Fair in Hamburg, New York
August 9 - August 20
One of America’s oldest, biggest and tastiest fairs celebrates all things Western New York each August. The Erie County Fair opens August 9th for its 178th edition in Hamburg, N.Y. It rivals, maybe surpasses, the New York State Fair in Syracuse in attendance (last year, 1.2 million guests attended the Erie Fair). And it prides itself on a family-friendly atmosphere with a mission of delivering a smile on the face of every patron when they depart.
Erie County Fair CEO and manager Dennis Lang describes the flavor of the fair as a combination of thrills at Darien Lake, the flavors of Taste of Buffalo and the sounds of the biggest concerts at HSBC Arena. There are show animals, animal shows, ample green space and picnic tables, rides and, of course, the food.