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Erie County Fair daily highlights for Friday, Aug. 21


Thu, Aug 20th 2015 11:30 pm

Here is what you need to know for day No. 10 of the Erie County Fair:

Live in the GUSTO Grandstand

•Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Truck and Tractor Pull featuring WNY Pro Pullers. It is the first night of the two-night pull inside the grandstand. Six classes of trucks and tractors will take to the pull strip in a horsepower showdown. The Erie County Fair is the fifth-oldest event to hold consecutive tractor pulls on its grounds. This event begins at 6 p.m.

Truck and tractor ticket upgrade. Guests who have not yet purchased their truck and tractor pull ticket can upgrade their regular admission on Friday to include the grandstand event. This upgrade can be made at the ticket office located behind the grandstand for $4. Kids ages 12 and under are admitted free to this event with a paid adult.

Deals and Discounts

Early bird admission. Guests who enter before 11 a.m. pay just $5 for admission.

Student special. Students ages 13-33 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 a Strates ticket booth at the top of the Avenue of Flags.

Special Events

4-H New York bred, born and raised market lamb show. This show will feature about 30 sheep that have been bred, born and raised in New York by a 4-H youth. Participants in this show may be as young as 8 years old. Sheep must be under the care of their exhibitor from at least May 1. The show takes place at 10 a.m. inside the livestock barn. Sheep will be housed inside barn No. 11 on the fairgrounds throughout the remainder of the EC Fair.

NY Lottery awards $2 million. The New York Lottery will present over-sized prize checks to two families at 11 a.m. inside the NY Lottery Building. The first family is comprised of members from Buffalo and West Seneca. The second prize will be given to a mom from Lake View. Amanda Serrano will do the prize presentation.

Open class beef showmanship. This show will feature about 60 exhibitors and their head of cattle. The show does not focus on the confirmation of the animal, but instead on the skill level of the exhibitor. Judges look for dress, ability to handle the animal, show etiquette and knowledge of the breed as winners are selected. This show (6 p.m. inside the Showplex) allows exhibitors a first look at the show ring ahead of the open class beef show on Saturday.


•King BMX stunt show. Professional BMX riders navigate through a course of ramps doing jaw-dropping aerial tricks and ground maneuvers. Riders in the show have competed in the X-Games, the Gravity Games, Dew Action Sports Tour and on NBC's "America's Got Talent." Check out this all-new show inside gate No. 5 at 1, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Moo U livestock barn tours. Get an in-depth look at livestock with Moo U. These hour-long tours will take visitors through the barns with certified guides in the lead. The tour is based on questions from the audience so no two will be alike. Moo U leaves on the hour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. inside the Agriculture Discovery Center.

•"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 every 15 minutes.

•"Little Hands on the Farm." Do not miss "Little Hands on the Farm," a kid-sized farm complete with barns, gardens and animals. This hands-on experience will have children participating in various farm "chores" - from milking a cow to driving a tractor. Once the work is complete, kids will turn their products into "cash" at the farmer's market. At the end of the experience, kids will be able to purchase a snack for themselves as "payment" for all of their hard work.

This experience is geared toward children ages 2-10. It's open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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