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Erie County Fair.....Fair Camp!!

Erie County Fair.....Fair Camp!!
Well just wanted to share with all of you the wonderful activity that goes on at the Erie County Fair each year.  It is a program called "Fair Camp" and a group of youngsters spend 2 nights experiencing everything "Fair".  And I am proud to say that I personally knew one of the campers!  What a way to start your days at the Erie County Fair!!! For the sixth season the Erie County Fair has offered 12 lucky 8 to 10 year olds the opportunity to part

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Erie County Fair....Only 2 days Left!!!!

Erie County Fair....Only 2 days Left!!!!

Well Fairgoers, we are down to the last 2 days of the Erie County Fair, and if you have not been there yet, you better get going!!!  You don't want to miss the one and only 175th Erie County Fair!!

This run of the Fair has been quite the Fair.  There are so many things to see and so many things to do, that you may just run out of time to see it all!  The rides, the food, the shows, the exhibits, the things to buy and so much more.  I have walked the Fair a ton of times, and probably have still missed some things.

I love the food at the Fair and will be sad to eat my last Jim's Fries and deep fried taco, and sad to eat my last Chiavetta chicken dinner.  They both have been the best this year.  I am really not a big "deep fried" person, but if you are, you indeed only have these last 2 days to get your fill.  You will be able to find almost any "deep-fried" thing that you want this year.

A Great Place to Shop at The Fair...The Event Center

A Great Place to Shop at The Fair...The Event Center
Farigoers, an ever popular place to shop at while you are at the Erie County Fair is the Event Center.  There are so many vendors, so many things to buy.  You will for sure have a hard time deciding just what to buy. There are some vendors there that have been at the Fair for a long time, and one of those is the Beef Jerky Guy!!  I love his food items and love to hear that wonderful phrase he calls out quite often.....Beef Jerky!!!  Beef Jerky....and if you shop at this stand, you will know that he sings it out!!!  But once you hear that Beef Jerky, you will want some.  He has so many varieties and any size that you want.  This is a place that you will definitely want to stop at to make a purchase.  Beef Jerky............. And then I saw an amazing stand offering lights in bright and beautiful colors.  You almost can't walk by without looking and knowing that you want one of those oh

Tipline: Update on Eden-Evans Center Road Repairs


Eden, NY - Eden-Evans Center Road has been rated as one of Western New York's Worst Roads for a number of years and portions of the road have been repaired in recent years. But our Tipline callers tell us some stretches are still dangerous.

The worst road reputation of Eden-Evans Center Road is well known and Erie County has made repairs in the past from the Thruway entrance west to Route 5. But some who live along the road say the portion heading east into Eden is especially dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists. Douglas Nathan says "I'm surprised that someone hasn't been killed. Because of swerving and avoiding potholes." Dawn Loomis of Eden adds "Traveling on the shoulders of the road to try and avoid all the potholes or in the middle. At one point I was walking my dog and a car was coming straight at me. I don't know if he saw me or not. I had to start waving and he finally saw me at the last minute."

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A Must See At the Erie County Fair-Agriculture Discovery Center

A Must See At the Erie County Fair-Agriculture Discovery Center
Fairgoers, there is one place that you need to check out on your day at the Erie County Fair!  And that place is the new building, the Agriculture Discovery Center.  It is located behind the Fair Offices, where the old barns were, taking the place of the old Ag-Experience and other livestock barns.  This is a 60,000 square foot facility that offers fairgoers of all ages the opportunity to learn about agriculture and livestock in an interactive way.  You might want to know what you can see and do here.  Well here goes....there is calf feeding, a chick hatchery, a Combine Harvester Simulator, a Farm Focus Room, Milkable Mable and the new robotic milker, a milking parlor, the Moo-Ternity Ward, the new Harvest Theater, a blacksmith,and the new Moo U Livestock Barn Tours. So, is that list of things enough for you to see and do???  You bet, taking advantage of all the things that are offered in that building will pr

Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

A fitness initiative for individuals with disabilities and specialized instruction for trainers will be offered at Daemen College through a $50,000 Inclusive Fitness Field-Related Grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC). Daemen is one of only three organizations statewide to receive the grant, which is renewable for an additional two years based on the program’s success.

“We are very excited about this project and grateful to the DDPC for providing the funding for such an important endeavor,” said Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “With this grant, Daemen can have a real impact on promoting regular exercise as a key element to a healthy lifestyle among individuals with disabilities.”

12-year-old falls from ride at Erie County Fair


HAMBURG, N.Y.- A 12-year-old girl fractured her arm after falling about 10 feet from the Sky Flyer ride at the Erie County Fair Wednesday night around 5:30.

Ride operators believe the girl wasn't properly secured, and boarded the ride at a time when the person checking the straps didn't see her. They also say there was no mechanical error involved in the incident.

"As it lifted up, the young lady that was injured attempted to hold onto the ride and was raised to [about 10 feet] and then let go and we don't exactly know how she sustained the arm injury," Jim Strates, director of operations said.

The Sky Flyer is a tall tower swing ride and stops 10 feet up at first so that the operator can do another visual check before it goes all the way up to 80 feet and starts spinning around.