The 181st Erie County Fair will take place at the fairgrounds in Hamburg from Wednesday, August 11th through Sunday, August 22nd. The Erie County Fair is not only one of the largest fairs in New York, but one of the largest in the United States with over a million visitors each year!

The 12 day fair features a midway packed with exciting carnival rides and games for all ages by Strates Shows, fantastic entertainment such as STYX on Aug 14th and Gabriel IglesiasΒ on Aug 20th, a huge assortment of tasty food, agricultural and animal exhibits, craft and retail vendors, free midway entertainment, and much, much more!

Admission is $13.50 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. Admission tickets must be purchased/reserved online, including free tickets for children. See the fair’s website for details.

Pay one Price ride wristbands are $30 per wristband/per day Monday – Friday. Fun Cards are also available for $50 for 120 credits with each ride taking 6-12 credits. Fun cards can be used by anyone on any day of the fair, and are reloadable at ticket kiosks around the midway.

Be sure to check out the Erie County Fair’s website for a complete schedule of entertainment and activities.