Posted on May 21, 2021
Hamburg, NY – The Erie County Agricultural Society is looking forward to being able to safely host the 2021 Erie County Fair, one of the premiere summer-time events in Western New York, scheduled for August 11-22, 2021. According to CEO and Fair Manager Jessica Underberg, “we have already started working with the health department officials on appropriate measures for the event. If you plan on attending the Erie County Fair, it may not look the same, but it will remain true to the values and traditions that are reminiscent of the annual event.”
In a press conference Thursday, Mrs. Underberg shared information regarding specifics for the Fair including health and safety protocols, admission pricing and policies, and plans for grandstand entertainment…
QUICK FACTS FOR REOPENING OF THE ERIE COUNTY FAIR
Admission and Entry – “Pick Your Day Online”
Guests will be required to purchase their tickets online and choose the day they want to come. Tickets will not be sold at the gate. There will be a limited number of tickets sold per day. The price of admission for the 2021 Fair will be $13.50 which includes parking. Kids 12 & under are free but will still need a ticket.
Health and Safety
We are following CDC guidelines and asking our guests to exercise personal responsibility. Vaccination will not be required to come to the Fair, however, per CDC guidance at this time non vaccinated guests will need to wear a face covering. Masks will be encouraged in indoor spaces. Frequent hand washing and sanitizing will be recommended. There will be an increased number of free-standing hand washing stations and hand sanitizing units placed throughout the grounds. There will be frequent cleaning and sanitizing of commonly touched surfaces (picnic tables, bleachers, bathrooms etc).
Strates Shows Midway
The Midway will follow social distancing guidelines. Game operators will practice social distancing and hand sanitizers will be available throughout the midway. Protocols will be in place to disinfect rides regularly.
Buildings and Food Sales
Buildings will be reconfigured to allow for wider aisles ensuring social distancing. Food stand layouts will be adjusted to create additional spacing and wider aisles. Eating areas will be available in the parks to allow for adequate social distancing.
Capacity limitations will be in place for Grandstand shows as set by NYS policies including socially distanced seating. Tickets will only be sold online and will be available at a later date. Those events confirmed to date include…
- Jay & The Americans – August 11
- Sawyer Brown – August 12
- Styx – August 14
- Jon Pardi – August 15
- Mark Chestnutt – August 16
- ATV Big Air Tour – August 17
- For King & Country – August 18
- Cooper Alan – August 19
- Ultimate Night of Destruction – August 21
- World’s Largest Demolition Derby – August 22
The Erie County Fair is anxious to provide families with the opportunity to create memories in person, get back to tradition, immerse themselves in a world of Summertopia with the traditional and crazy foods, cute animals, top notch competition, spinning rides and just plain fun entertainment.
Up to date information and details about the Erie County Fair will be available at www.ecfair.org, the all new mobile app and the Fair’s social channels.
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 (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 Fair strives to fulfill appropriate aspects of the agricultural, educational, entertainment and recreational needs of Western New York. (www.ECFair.org)