Apr 9


HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The 7th Annual Empire State Beef Classic will be held at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, New York on April 12-14, 2019.  The show is open to exhibitors of all ages and gives individuals experience prior to showing at their local county and/or state fair. This year’s show will feature Read More

Mar 28

Do You Have An Innovative or Imaginative Idea You’d Like to Share? Speak Up at the Erie County Fair’s I-Hub!

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – Do you have a creative idea that’s worth sharing? Is there a concept you’re dying to explore with our community? Can you share what you know in a format that educates and entertains? If so, the Erie County Fair would love for you to join its series of “I-Talks.” Based on Read More

Mar 20

“Summerific” To Describe 180th Erie County Fair

Marketing Campaign Embodies the Dynamic, Fun-Filled Atmosphere of the Best 12-Days of Summer HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The Erie County Fair has chosen a fun, creative word to describe the “Best 12 Days of Summer” in Western New York. “Summerific” has been announced as part of the launch of the Fair’s 2019 branding initiative. The Read More

Mar 15

VSP Graphics has entered into the virtual reality world

VSP Graphic Group of West Seneca, NY has entered into the virtual reality world of using fully immersive digital 3D & VR technology that can instantaneously teleport people into virtual environments they can develop a sense of presence within to explore, experience, discover, and be inspired to visit and “be there.” VSP and Holocube North America have both Read More

Mar 15

Erie County Agricultural Society To Award Cash Scholarships

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) is pleased to present up to $20,000 in scholarship opportunities to students who participate in the Erie County Fair. Scholarships are awarded based on general Fair participation and those involved in agricultural related activities. Since its inception in the 1950s, the scholarship program has strived Read More

Mar 13

Weather Forecast for Spring: Predictably Unpredictable – Local disaster recovery professionals spotlight resources to help plan in advance

Weather Forecast for Spring: Predictably Unpredictable Local SERVPRO® disaster recovery professional spotlights resources to help property owners plan in advance for potential severe spring weather Hamburg, NY (Grassroots Newswire) March 12, 2019 – With spring around the corner, Thomas Braun, SERVPRO of The Southtowns, encourages property owners to be prepared for potentially severe weather. Spring Read More

Mar 8

Inaugural Hard Cider Making Competition at the Erie County Fair

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The growth of Western New York’s home cider industry, along with continued consumer acceptance of the adult beverage, has prompted the Erie County Fair to add a home hard cider competition to its Competitive Exhibits program. Beginning Monday April 1st and continuing until Friday, April 5th, cider making hobbyists will have Read More

Mar 7

Celebrate the Horse at WNY EquiFest 2019

HAMBURG, NEW YORK –Western New York State’s premier equine exposition and equestrian gathering returns to the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, New York. WNY EquiFest, March 23rd & 24th, will welcome horse enthusiasts, owners, trainers, clinicians, riders and vendors who will gather to celebrate the horse industry in New York State. Over 6,000 people are Read More

Mar 1

Erie County Fairgrounds to Host Agriculture Educator Development Day

What:    Professional development day for Western New York educators to learn about new methods of teaching and introducing agriculture in the classroom. When:   Friday, March 1st, 9a to 2:30p Who:     ECAS Education Staff, WNY Educators & Ag Education experts on hand to speak about the importance of agriculture education in classrooms. Where: Agriculture Discovery Read More

Feb 27


Hamburg Mathnasium Operates on Core Belief That Every Child Can Become Great at Math HAMBURG, NY  — Mathnasium of the Southtowns opened today, bringing the first fun and effective supplementary math program to Western New York for children in grades two through 12. The learning center is located in McKinley Commons at 4154 McKinley Parkway, Read More

Feb 26


Ten Lives Club non profit organization is accepting students from high schools and colleges who may need to complete community service hours. Students must be 16 or older or come to volunteer with a parent or guardian. All community service hours would be done at their cat shelter at 3741 Lake Shore Road (Rt 5) Read More

Feb 19

Public Invited to Tour WNY’s Maple Syrup Industry

Hamburg, New York – On March 16th the Erie County Agricultural Society will conduct a “Maple Extravaganza Tour” providing a behind the scenes look at Western New York’s vibrant maple syrup industry. The four-hour tour, open to all ages, costs $20 per person and includes bus transportation to two local maple farms, a homecooked pancake Read More

Feb 3

HAMBURG, N.Y. — Khun Ratha A, after spending a brief time at Monticello and Yonkers Raceway since arriving from Australia, made his Buffalo Raceway debut on Saturday night (Feb. 3) an impressive one by easily brushing by the field to register a 1-1/4 length victory in the featured $11,000 Class AA Open Handicap. Under the Read More

Jan 7

SS. Peter & Paul School hosts tour and lunch for area Pastors

Catholic education is a blessing where we have the opportunity to teach lessons of faith and life. SS. Peter & Paul School in Hamburg recently hosted Pastors of Parishes without Catholic schools for a tour of the school and a lunch. It was a great opportunity for the Pastors to see and visit with their Read More

Dec 28

Jessica Underberg Named Chair Of International Association of Fairs & Expositions

HAMBURG, NY – Jessica Underberg, CEO & Fair Manager of the Erie County Agricultural Society, was recently elected as the 2019 Chair of the International Association of Fairs & Expositions (IAFE). The appointment took place during the IAFE Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX. During the course of the year Underberg will be the spokesperson Read More

Dec 19

Erie County Fair, Largest County Fair East of the Rockies

4th Largest County Fair and 13th Largest Overall Fair in North America HAMBURG, NY – A national ranking of top fairs and exhibitions has named the Erie County Fair the largest county fair east of the Rocky Mountains, the 4th largest county fair in the United States and 13th largest fair overall in North America Read More

Dec 18

Erie County Fair Wins “Best Overall Marketing Campaign” Award In International Association of Fairs & Expositions Competition

HAMBURG, NY –The Erie County Fair was recognized internationally with the “Best Overall Marketing Campaign” award at the 127th Annual Convention of International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) held in San Antonio, Texas. This is the first time in the Fair’s 179 year history that it has won the top marketing award in North Read More

Dec 6

WNY Companies To Create Structures Made Entirely From Canned Goods to Benefit the Food Bank of WNY

What: 2018 Design & Build Canstruction® Competition When: Begins Friday, December 7th at 4p; Ends Sunday, December 10th 9p (completed creations on public viewing until Dec. 23rd) Who: Employees from Praxair, Ferguson Electric, Hamburg Gaming, Wendel, Hale Expo Services, Trautman Associates and National Fuel. Where: Fairgrounds Festival of Lights, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, New York Read More

Dec 4

The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce re brands due to exponential growth

Hamburg, NY – The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, a local non-partisan, not for profit business member organization that currently serves Hamburg, Blasdell, Lakeview, and Boston, announced a rebranding campaign today. On January 1, 2019, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce will officially become the Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce. The comprehensive rebrand enhances the strong leadership Read More

Nov 30


WHEN: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 11:00am—1:00pm – Registration, 2:00pm – Polar Plunge WHERE: Woodlawn Beach State Park—3580 Lake Shore Road Blasdell, NY 14219 HAMBURG, NY – Fundraising is underway for those who plan to “take the plunge” into the frigid waters of Lake Erie and raise funds to benefit the Special Olympics New York athletes Read More

Nov 29

Woodlawn Beach Cleanup in preparation for the 12th Annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics

Woodlawn Beach Cleanup in preparation for the 12th Annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics 3580 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell, NY 14219 Friday, November 30 between 10am and 12 Noon Photo/Film Opportunity Diving teams from the Hamburg Town Police, New York State Police, Erie County Sheriff’s Office and United States Border Patrol will be cleaning up Read More

Nov 19

Book Sale, plus Saturday tea party with cookies, benefits Town of Hamburg Recreation Foundation

The Town of Hamburg Recreation Foundation is hosting a Book Sale featuring valuable first editions, collectible books and multi-media items (CDs, movies, VHS tapes, vinyl records and more) on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Town of Hamburg Senior Community Center. On Saturday, the Book Sale will take place from 10 a.m. Read More

Nov 19

The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights, the Region’s Largest Holiday Festival, Kicks Off This Friday, November 23rd

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – This Friday, November 23rd, the switch will be flipped on to illuminate more than one million lights as the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights opens its 14th season. This time-honored, Western New York holiday tradition takes place at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. This year, the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights will Read More

Nov 19


Ten Lives Club cat rescue and adoption group will be holding their annual Holiday Bazaar and Wreath Sale on Sunday, November 25th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Lake Erie Italian Club at 3200 South Park Avenue in Lackawanna. Fresh Douglas Fir wreaths, locally grown, with a bow will be available for purchase for Read More

Nov 15

Santa Claus to Arrive by Steam Train Santa Express Train Rides Scheduled for December

Hamburg, New York – Santa Claus will make his way to the Village of Hamburg’s historic Erie Railroad Depot at the corner of Scott and Union Streets by train on Saturday, December 1st. St. Nick will arrive at 9:30am aboard a train pulled by “Viscose Company” #6, a 1925 0-4-0 steam locomotive. Santa will then Read More