The Erie County Fair is a 12-day event held each August on the 275 acres and 86 permanent buildings and structures of The Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY. James E. Strates Shows provides the midway with approximately 70 rides and 100 games.
The Erie County Fair became the country’s largest county fair for the first time in 1970, with an attendance of 600,960. It is currently the nation’s third largest county fair.
The Fair is a great place to create memories that will last throughout the year and through a lifetime!
If you like music, you won't want to miss the variety of music available here at the Fair on 5 stages featuring some of the best in local and regional entertainment. Of course, there are always the all to familiar rides, animals, food and games of chance that will be here.
Unique sighting at the Fair...
Want to join the circus? Here is your chance to be the main attraction at the Backyard Circus. If parades are more your forte; grab a puppet and jump right in the Puppet Parade
Meet Barney Fife of Mayberry everyday at the Expo Hall or catch him in the Wild About the Fair Daily Parade.
Meet these minature horses, or watch them trot along in the Wild About the Fair Daily Parade
This hands on area lets kids and adults alike feed and pet a variety of animals.
He rides a unicycle. He cruises around in his miniature car. He can be seen in the Daily Parade. He guarantees he will have you laughing. He does it all….except talk!
Travel back in time without leaving the Fairgrounds!
Jerry Valley returns for another year of his hypnotic antics!
Most people use chainsaws to cut down trees and chop wood; not Jerry Ward. He turns average logs into amazing works of art using a chainsaw while you watch!
World Record Holder John Cassidy is back for another year with his WILD balloon creations.
See these beautiful horses march in the Wild Abou the Fair Daily Parade.
This walk through exhibit will bring you face to face with hundreds of beautiful butterflies.
This live animal encounter is completely bananas!
Standing more than 10 feet above the Fairgrounds, Mango & Dango will be hard to miss!
Prepare to hold your breath as the Nerveless Nocks perform ariel tricks 40 feet above the Fairgrounds
Award winning Steve Trash will leave you in awe with his magic tricks and illusions...and you just might learn something too!
Learn and be entertained as you get up close to live wolves
Music will fill the air as this horse drawn calliope marches along in the Daily Parade.
You will be left in awe as The Peking Acrobats return to the Fairgrounds with their gravity defying, jaw dropping acts.
Pick your favorite and cheer them on! Pigs take to the track and race for the grand prize (your applause and plenty of snacks!
These guys have toured all over the world, but they are making a stop at the Erie County Fair with their side splitting humor and award winning juggling.