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Gates officially close on 179th Erie County Fair


Mon, Aug 20th 2018 11:00 am
Photo courtesy of the Erie County Fair
Photo courtesy of the Erie County Fair
Attendance figures for 'Best 12 Days of Summer' up slightly over 2017
The "Best 12 Days of Summer" in Western New York State concluded Sunday night with a final 2018 attendance of 1,198,789. This is a .46 percent increase from 2017 and is the second-highest attended in the Erie County Fair's history (all-time record achieved in 2014: 1,220,101).
"New entertainment including the 'Cyrk Live!' circus under the big top tent, interactive exhibits such as the I-HUB focusing around STEM academics, a great grandstand lineup, coupled with WNY's best food, animals and rides, created the perfect atmosphere for a great fair," said Jessica Underberg, fair manager and CEO. "Closing out each night by bringing back an old tradition of nightly fireworks to celebrate the Erie County Fair, calling Hamburg, New York, home for the past 150 years, was the icing on the cake."
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 ECAS, sponsors of the Erie County Fair, is to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York state.
The Erie County Fair strives to fulfill appropriate aspects of the agricultural, educational, entertainment and recreational needs of Western New York.
The 180th Erie County Fair will take place Aug. 7-19, 2019. Visit www.ECFair.org.

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