The final attendance for the 12-day fair was 981,264, which is a 14% decrease from the average attendance the previous five years.
After facing the national media Sunday morning with appearances on CNN and CBS, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul retreated to a park bench at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg to savor one of her favorite fair treats.
Since the Erie County Fair was canceled last year, by the transitive laws of dieting, everyone lined up for its 181st edition gets double rations of completely gratuitous calories.
Maryann Stein, of Cheektowaga, can be found this month at the Erie County Fair.
As festivals, carnivals and outdoor events come back this summer, organizers are noticing something that bodes well for the Erie County Fair: People are coming back, too.
The Erie County Department of Health's mobile RV unit will be parked next to the Expo Hall each day offering the Covid-19 vaccine.
The new fair foods for Erie County Fair 2021 show considerable creativity with an ounce of restraint.
Plan for online-only ticketing, wider aisles and displays and vendors that may be in different places at the Erie County Fair, as the fair adjusts to the pandemic this year.
Each year the fair looks for a passionate and enthusiastic fairgoer who shares his or her love of the fair with family, friends and the community.
It may not be possible to party like it's 2019. But lots of outdoor experiences to enjoy are a reminder of life prior to Covid-19, from festivals and food markets to garden walks and outdoor entertainment.
Just as festivals and events closed one by one last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, announcements are dribbling out from some that are coming back this summer.
Tickets will cost $13.50 and will be sold online only this year. That fee includes parking.
We are all individuals, of course, but we are also members of a community, a status that imposes certain responsibilities, the Editorial Board says.
It will be two years since the last fair, and it doesn’t take much imagination to conjure up its sights, sounds and smells.
The governor announced today that fairs could be open to capacity with 6-feet social distancing.
"In all cases, by the time the Erie County Fair will be held in August, there would be enough immunity in the population, even if there were no mask wearing," said John Cordier, CEO of Epistemix.
Perhaps the best news to come out of Albany recently was the announcement that this year’s New York State Fair is a go. The annual celebration…
"We want to have a fair, and it is in our plan to have a fair," Jessica Underberg, CEO and fair manager, told reporters Monday afternoon. "Looking at the state fair guidance today, I think we'll be OK if it is something like that."
Starting May 15, offices can increase capacity to 75%, up from 50%. Gyms at fitness clubs outside of New York City will be able to allow 50% capacity, up from 33%.
Western New Yorkers have found a fun, drug- and alcohol-free way to ring in the new year for more than three decades at First Night Buffalo.
From roaming food trucks, mini events and special menus, here are great ways to chomp fair foods.