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Erie County Fair daily highlights for Saturday, Aug. 22

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Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 12:00 pm

As the Erie County Fair rolls into its final weekend, here is what you need to know for day No. 11.  

Live in the GUSTO Grandstand 

Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Truck & 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 

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 $40 on the Strates midway.  

Special Events

Pork Check Off Tour. The New York Pork Producers will roll onto the grounds with the mobile Pork Check Off Tour. Here, guests can learn about the pork industry as well as receive complementary samples and recipes. The exhibit will be open until 10 p.m. outside of the Showplex.

4-H Market steer, lamb and goat auction. 4-H Youth will auction off their 2015 project animals at noon inside the Showplex. These animals have been raised and cared for as part of the 4-H program by exhibitors under the age of 18. These kids have invited prospective buyers out to the auction in hopes of selling this year's animal in order to purchase their 2016 project animal.

Supporting the 4-H auction is a great way to help continue agriculture in the area - and stock your freezer with high-quality locally raised meats.

Smoke dance competition. The Nya:Weh Indian Village will host its annual smoke dance competition at 2 p.m. The competition features native dancers in traditional regalia. The dancers must keep their feet in rhythm with the fast-paced water drum in order to have a chance to named Nya:Weh Indian Village Champion. The competition will feature various age and gender divisions.

•"Super Hair-O" competition. Back by popular demand, the Erie County Fair will host a hair competition. Local salons have registered to compete to see who can create the wildest and wackiest hairstyles. The theme of the competition is "Super Hair-O."

Participants will be judged on how the hairstyle and costume of the model come together to best represent the theme. The show begins at 5 p.m. inside the Evans Bank Family Entertainment Complex.

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