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Erie County Fair daily highlights for Friday

by jmaloni


Fri, Aug 14th 2015 10:10 am

Here is what you need to know for day No. 3, Firefighters Day, at the Erie County Fair.

Firefighters Day

Free admission to firefighters and auxiliary members with proper ID.

Fire prevention with Glenn Sickles from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the Firemen's Building.

Firefighters memorial service at 4:15 p.m. in the Firemen's Building.

Firefighters parade at 6:30 p.m. in the GUSTO Grandstand (free event)

Live in the GUSTO Grandstand

POISON'D! The Ultimate Poison Tribute Band and World Famous Motley Crϋe Tribute "RED, WHITE, & CRÜE." Guests will be treated to the music of two great '80s rock bands: Poison and Motley Crϋe. The cover acts will pay tribute to two bands considered part of the "Hair Band" movement (wherein heavy metal sound was combined with catchy pop lyrics and a look that mimicked bands from the 1970s).

The concert is part of the National Grid Concert Series and begins at 8:30 p.m. This is a free event with gate admission.

Deals and Discounts

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

Johnsonville Big Taste Grill. Guests can eat a Johnsonville Brat the Big Taste Grill for $3. Two dollars from every brat sold benefits the Food Bank of WNY. Look for the Big Taste Grill across from the Agriculture Discovery Center. It will be visiting the Fairgrounds until Sunday.

Talent show (Maxi Contest, 13 and up). Community members will have the opportunity to showcase their talents at the EC Fair. Participants have just three minutes for their routine. The winner of the show will continue on to Syracuse to compete in the New York State Fair. The show takes place on the Tops Avenue of Flags Stage beginning at 11:30 a.m.


Josh Casey (comedy juggler). In an entertaining mash-up of comedy and juggling, Josh Casey will have the entire audience laughing. A 20-year juggling veteran, Casey will feature plenty of audience participation alongside a variety of unusual stunts (like catching a guitar on his face).

See Casey at the Evans Bank Family Entertainment Complex at 3:15 and 8 p.m.

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