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This weekend marks the final time to visit the Erie County Fair for its 2018 season, and the slate is littered with action-packed events, from tractor pulls to demolition derbies and more. But since we've passed along the key details, previewed the new foods, introduced the ketchup-serving robot, snapped Smiles on opening day, reviewed the ZZ Top show and took in the sc…

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Sunday's good weather brought droves of pleasure-seekers to the Erie County Fair, which hosted a ceremony honoring veterans and various equestrian competitions.

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Center Street in Lewiston was filled with art patrons on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, for the annual Lewiston Art Festival, presented by the Lewiston Council on the Arts. It was a beautiful day for the yearly event.

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More than 40 breweries, many local but some national and international, converged upon Buffalo RiverWorks on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, to raise money for the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center. See who sampled brews of all kinds.

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Torn Space Theater's Response Festival kicked off its second mini event with "Stations," posting up at Silo City on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, and running through Aug. 12, then Aug. 17-19. See who relished the avant-garde outdoor art-theater production.

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1) All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional, gates at 5 p.m., show from 6 to 10 Aug. 12 at Artpark (450 S. 4th St., Lewiston). Advance general admission is $39.50 here, which rises to $45 day-of. Commentary: Take that angst brewing beneath the surface and let it out with a high-pitched shriek on Sunday in Lewiston, as All Time Low, which just played the final Warped Tour, a…

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The Erie County Fair opened on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, with new attractions like the tech-focused iHub, an acrobatic Cyrk Live and fireworks every evening. See who was anxious to check out the festivities on the first day.

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The Borderland Music & Art Festival, slated for Sept. 22 and 23 at Knox Farm State Park inEast Aurora, has announced an addition to its already strong lineup of roots and Americana artists. Oteil & Friends – a super-group of jam-band luminaries featuring bassist/vocalist Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band, Dead & Co.), keyboardist Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Tr…

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Horses, cows, rides and food – lots of food. Those are some of the things we normally associate with a fair. And though the 179th edition of the Erie County Fair will have all of that and more when it returns from Aug. 8 to 19 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, fairgoers can expect the unexpected, too. You'll be able to scuba dive, meet Molly the Ketchup Robot and even get alert…

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The 179th Erie County Fair kicks off Aug. 8 and runs through Aug. 19 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway. Here's what you need to know. Hours The fair opens at noon Aug. 8. For other days, gates are open 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; buildings from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; the midway from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Cost Gate admission: $10 adults, $7 seniors (60 and older); f…

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Three quality shows - Band of Horses, the Spill Canvas and Rise Against - have already sold out for this week in Buffalo, especially impressive because all three concerts are indoors. Thankfully, there's still a wealth of event options to choose from Monday through Thursday. Beatles Rooftop Tribute 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9 outside Hydraulic Hearth (716 Swan St.), in Larkin Squ…

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Gratwick Park was the site for Thunder on the Niagara, a hydroplane racing festival on the Niagara River, which ran Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, 2018. See the fans who took in the spectacle.

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The Courage of Carly Fund for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center benefited from the glamorous Summer Splash party at Buffalo Harbor State Park on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. See who dressed up and enjoyed the event.

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The Niagara County Fair in Lockport will bring about 35,000 people during the five-day festival which, runs through Sunday, to enjoy rides, games, live music and 4-H competitions and lots of animals.