Gabriel Iglesias To Bring “Beyond The Fluffy World Tour” To Gusto Grandstand


Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, will bring his “Beyond The Fluffy World Tour” to the 180th Erie County Fair’s Gusto Grandstand on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at 8pm.  General admission tickets at $28; reserved seats will be $55/$40.


Performing to sold-out venues around the world, Iglesias was recently featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018 issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Lorne Michaels. California native Iglesias honed his comedic skills in biker bars and dives before becoming one of the most popular comics in the U.S. Unlike many in the stand-up world, Iglesias’ globally appealing comedy stays mostly clean and his non-controversial material appeals to audiences of all ages and walks of life. Gabriel’s stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. He is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over 380,000,000 views and has over 14 million followers across social media.


Tickets for Gabriel Iglesias will go on sale to the general public at 10a, Thursday, March 7th at, by phone at 1-888-223-6000, or in person at the Fairgrounds Main Office. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00a-4:00p. Tickets purchased prior to the day of the show include admission to the Erie County Fair on the day of the performance.


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Speakers Wanted For “I-Talks” at the 2019 Erie County Fair


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 the popular TEDx platform of sharing remarkable ideas, the speaker series will be part of the Fair’s expanded “I-Hub at the Fair” pavilion. “I-Hub at the Fair,” with the “I” standing for “innovation, imagination & ingenuity,” debuted in 2018 to highlight Western New York’s growing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) based economy and educational opportunities.


During the 12-day run of the 2019 Erie County Fair, speakers will be given the platform to deliver big ideas on a variety of topics based on the I-Hub’s central theme of “innovation, imagination & ingenuity.” Per the traditional TEDx rules, presenters will be allowed 18 minutes to speak.


From now through June 1st, those interested can apply online by visiting


Presenters and presentations will be chosen based on how well they fit the vision of the I-Hub and the variety of the presentations for the day.

Public Invited to Tour WNY’s Maple Syrup Industry


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 breakfast, guided tours of two sugar bushes and a maple cream “make & take” activity.



The “Maple Extravaganza Tour” takes place before the start of the region’s popular Maple Weekend produced by the New York State Maple Producers Association.  At the Wendel and Ploetz Maple Syrup farms tour, goers will experience the sugar making processes from the tapping of trees to the boiling and finishing processes. Family traditions will be shared that will provide a greater understanding on what it takes area farmers to bring pure maple syrup to market.



The tour is part of the Society’s ongoing Adult Ag-cation program that promotes a greater understanding of the region’s agricultural resources and provides instruction on how to use agriculture in everyday life. For more information and to register please visit