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Erie County Fair daily highlights for Thursday, Aug. 20

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Thu, Aug 20th 2015 01:55 pm

Here is what you need to know for day No. 9 of the Erie County Fair.

Live in the GUSTO Grandstand

•"Ultimate Night of Destruction." This event has quickly become an Erie County Fair tradition. The event will feature a bus demolition derby, figure-8 racing, and a compact car/SUV derby. The capstone of the night will be the final stunt, which features a head-on collision. The event is produced locally by JM Productions.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available at the ticket office located behind the grandstand. Kids 12 and under are admitted free to this show with a paid adult.

Skylighters fireworks. The night will end with a pyrotechnic display from Skylighters Fireworks at 10:30 p.m. The best viewing for fireworks is inside the GUSTO Grandstand or trackside.

Deals and Discounts

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 $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.

Special Events

Taste of the Fair. Back by popular demand, the Taste of the Fair returns for one day only. Each vendor will serve a "taste" portion of a menu item for just $2. Menus can be printed online at ecfair.org or can be picked up at an information booth (while supplies last).

Rabbit-hopping competition. This new event will challenge each rabbit to navigate a series of obstacles by jumping over various gates. Each competitor will have three trials to clock the best time without upsetting any obstacles. Different courses will be set depending on the skill level of the rabbit. A high jump competition also will take place. This competition will be held inside the Rabbit Barn (Barn 9) beginning at 3 p.m.

Extras

Skyriver butterflies. Walk through an interactive exhibit featuring 100s of beautiful butterflies. Located on the Avenue of Flags, Skyriver Butterflies gives guests the chance to feed the butterflies, allowing for great photo opportunities. The exhibit is just $1 per person to experience.

Nya:Weh Indian Village. Discover artifacts, shopping, food and more inside the Nya:Weh Indian Village. Celebrating the heritage and history of Western New York's native people, the village offers daily dancing demonstrations at 4 and 7 p.m. New this year there is a special cultural experience that takes place each day at 2 p.m.

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