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Erie County Fair: One-time-only flash sale on admission today

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Mon, Mar 12th 2018 12:15 pm
Let the 150-day countdown to the Erie County Fair begin! As part of the Erie County Agricultural Society's celebration of 150 years at its current site in Hamburg, the Erie County Fair is holding a limited sale on admission tickets. The five-hour sale begins at 3 p.m. today and concludes at 8 p.m.
Flash sale tickets will be $5 each and may be used any day of the 2018 fair. The sale price represents a 50 percent saving off regular adult gate admission. To purchase tickets, fairgoers can visit the fair's website at www.ECFair.org or stop in person to the fairgrounds main office from 3-8 p.m. There is a limit of 10 tickets per person.
2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the Erie County Fair being held at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg. In 1868, by a one-vote margin, the Erie County Agricultural Society's board of directors voted to move the event from the Village of Springville to property owned by Luther Titus and the Hamburg Driving Park Association. The property, that included a newly constructed half-mile racetrack, was offered free of charge for holding the annual fair. The decision to relocate only 12 miles from the City of Buffalo kicked off a period of unprecedented growth for the EC Fair, eventually resulting in the event becoming one of the largest fairs in North America.
About the Erie County Fair
The Erie County Agricultural Society is a private not-for-profit membership organization. Established in 1819, the society is the oldest civic organization in Western New York. The mission of the Erie County Agricultural Society, sponsors of the Erie County Fair, is to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York state. The fair strives to fulfill appropriate aspects of the agricultural, educational, entertainment and recreational needs of Western New York. The 2018 Erie County Fair will be held Aug. 8-19. Visit www.ECFair.org.

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