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Erie County Fair highlights for Thursday

by jmaloni


Thu, Aug 13th 2015 11:10 am

Here is what you need to know about day No. 2 of the Erie County Fair:

Deals and Discounts 

It's Channel 4 Day: $4 admission and $4 parking.

It's One-Price Ride Day. Unlimited ride wristbands are available for $30 on the Strates midway. Guests who pre-purchased their ride vouchers at Tops may redeem them at the Strates ticket booth at the top of the Avenue of Flags.

•As a result of two unprecedented concert cancellations (Meghan Trainor and Little Big Town) that occurred outside the control of the Erie County Fair, management is offering each ticketholder one free gate admission per concert ticket purchased to any remaining day of the fair. Customers are asked to bring their original Meghan Trainor and/or Little Big Town tickets to any gate to gain the free gate admission.

Live in the GUSTO Grandstand 

Hotel California - the Original Eagles Tribute Band will take the stage tonight for a free concert. It is part of the National Grid Concert Series and is included with gate admission. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Hotel California - The Original Eagles Tribute Band has travelled around the world performing the music of the Eagles to audiences for years. The band has performed with artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, REO Speedwagon and Gretchen Wilson. 

Special Events 

6th Music Icon Series Stamp: Elvis. The U.S. Post Office will be on site selling limited-edition Elvis Forever Stamps that were released earlier this month. Fairgoers can also have their mail cancelled at the fair with a commemorative Erie County Fair postmark from the one-day-only Erie County Fair Station. Guests who purchase a stamp also will receive a "Fair Bear" postcard (while supplies last). The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. near the Historical Building.

•"New Foods Showdown." Ten new foods will compete for guests' votes in the "New Foods Showdown." Votes can be cast on the free fairgrounds mobile app by selecting "Food," then "New Foods Showdown." Voting in this contest ends Tuesday, Aug. 18. A winner will be announced Thursday, Aug. 20.


Sow and Piglets Return. The sow with her newborn piglets will be at the Agriculture Discovery Center. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the unique bond between the pigs in their first weeks. The sow and piglets were not at the Erie County Fair in 2014 due to the threat of swine flu.

Dueling Pirates High Dive. Free-falling from more than 80 feet in the air, this epic stunt show features a five-person team completing choreographed synchronized dives alongside a daring pirate tale. Look for the show near showplace at noon, 3:30 and 7 p.m.

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