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What’s new at the Erie County Fair: August 6th through 17th, 2014

The Erie County Fair turns 175 this year
The Erie County Fair turns 175 this yearWikimedia Commons: Jaredjennings

The 175th edition of the Erie County Fair will be held at the Hamburg Fairgrounds Wednesday, August 6th through Sunday, August 17th. Here’s a quick look at some of the new buildings and events you’ll see at this year’s Fair.

· Kachunga and the Alligator Show

· The Bengal Tiger Encounter

· Matt Baker’s Comedy and Stunt Show

· Appearances by the Fair Bear

· Hilby, the Skinny German Juggler Boy

· Food Truck Round-Up – featuring some of Buffalo’s most famous food trucks on Sunday, August 10th from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

· 90 minutes of Free Rides! – on Thursday, August 14th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Strates Midway will be open for free to celebrate Strates’ 90 years at the Erie County Fair.

· Agriculture Discovery Center – the new 60,000 square-foot building will be open to the public during this year’s Fair.

· Heritage Day – celebrate 175 years of the Fair on Thursday, August 14th. Heritage Day will also feature the Taste of the Fair, where select vendors will be offering food items for $1.75.

Get daily schedules and more information about the Fair at www.ecfair.org.

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