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Erie County Fair daily highlights for Monday, Aug. 17

by jmaloni


Mon, Aug 17th 2015 10:55 am

Here is what you need to know for day No. 6 of the Erie County Fair:

Deals and Discounts

Early Bird Admission. Guests who enter before 11 a.m. pay $5 for admission.

Student Special. Students ages 13-22 receive $5 admission after 5 p.m. with proper ID.

One-Price-Ride Day. Unlimited ride wristbands are available for just $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.

Live in the GUSTO Grandstand

Lightweight Horse Pull. This free event, which showcases the strength of draft horses, will begin at noon.

ALABAMA. These country cousins stepped on the country music scene more than 40 years ago, turning out hits "Tennessee River" and "I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why)." The band had 21 singles go straight to No. 1. After selling more than 73 albums, Alabama earned a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The show begins at 8 p.m.; tickets are still available at the ticket office located behind the grandstand.

Special Event

4-H Horse Show. The two-day 4-H Horse Show kicked off at 8 a.m. inside Horse Show Ring 1. Local 4-H Youth also have their animals housed inside the barns and are ready to answer any questions guests may have about horses.

A-Cappella Showcase: Lake Effect Harmony Chorus. As the a-cappella craze hits an all-time high, the Erie County Fair will welcome Lake Effect Harmony Chorus for a performance inside the Evans Bank Family Entertainment Complex at 6 p.m. More local a-cappella groups will perform throughout the run of the EC Fair as part of this A-Cappella Showcase.


Bee Tree Trail Draft Horse Spectacular. These incredible horses will be hitching up in various formations from 6 square to the amazing suicide hitch. This demonstration is an opportunity to see unique horse hitches. The suicide hitch has all six horses in a straight line making it exceptionally difficult to maneuver. See the demonstration inside the Horse Show Arena at 4 p.m.

Street Beat. Combining urban rhythm and dance, Street Beat utilizes everyday "junk" in their heart-pounding musical performances. The simplicity of the instruments is what makes the complex music even more astonishing. Check out Street Bear inside the Evans Bank Family Entertainment Complex at 1:30, 7 and 9 p.m.

F-150 Experience. The Ford Dealers of WNY have brought the all-new "F-150 Experience" to the EC Fair. This exciting, futuristic 3D light show simulation will bring a stationary Ford F-150 truck to life before the viewer's eyes. See this exhibit in the Showplace Building with shows running every 15 minutes. 

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