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42nd Street Café

One of two beer tents located on the Fairgrounds, 42nd Street Café offers adults a place to enjoy an alcoholic beverage. Local bands also take the stage daily. Check your schedule for a listing of shows.


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4-H Youth Development Building

Down by Gate 2 this building highlights the hard work and creativity of Erie County’s 4-H Youth. Come see the projects and achievements that these kids have been working on all year long. Support 4-H by grabbing something to eat at the café, located inside the building.
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Ag-Grange Building

Located on 42nd Street the Ag-Grange Building is home to hundreds of fruit, vegetable and farm product exhibits entered by local growers. The building also features a model train and maple syrup demonstrations.
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Agriculture Discovery Center

This 60,000 square foot facility offers fairgoers of all ages the a fun and interactive way to learn about agriculture and livestock in an interactive way.

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Bazaar Building

Home to over 30 vendors, the Bazaar Building is one of the many shopping places here on the grounds. It is located on the backside of the track near the horse stables.


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Carousel Beer Garden

Located trackside near the Bazaar building, the Carousel Room is another beer tent located on the Fairgrounds. Adults may enjoy an alcoholic beverage while listening to local bands as they perform throughout the day. Check your schedule for a listing of shows.
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Commerford Petting Zoo

Located in Kiddieland, here is your change to get face to face with exotic animals. There will be camel and pony rides too.
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Conservation Building

Located on the Avenue of Flags, the building is home to displays of pelts, furs and mounts, as well as information for the NY sportsman. The building also is host to all new freshwater fish tanks and other exhibits featuring outdoors activities in WNY.
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Cork & Brew

The perfect place to try an Erie County Fair Beer or sample wine from a Western New York vineyard. Located next to the Avenue of Flags Stage in close proximity to Gate 2.
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Craft Area

Shop dozens of homemade goods from over a dozen vendors. It is the place to find that perfect gift. Craft Area is located near the Bazaar Building.


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Creative Arts Exhibit Area

Celebrate the hard work of some of WNY’s most creative residents. Everything from quilts to photographs and Legos to scrapbooks are on display. See who took home a blue ribbon. The building is also host to a national award winning flower show.
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Erie County Sheriff’s Building

Visit the Erie County Sheriffs and learn about what they are doing every day to keep Erie County safe. Fairgoers can meet the Sherriff or receive a free Child ID card for their kids.
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Exit Rooms

Work together with your friends and family to find hidden keys, solve puzzles, and escape in 15 minutes! Try the new Military Disarmament room or Salem Witch themed room. Also new is a one on one competition element made for friends to escape before the other person. The exit room offers return sign up times and is located near Craft Village.
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Expo Hall

The building located on 42nd Street is home to the NY Lottery and the Made in America Store.


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Fairgrounds Event Center

The largest shopping place on the grounds, the Event Center, hosts more than 150 vendors selling a wide range of products. In the off season the Event Center is home to a variety of events such as a circus, concerts, craft shows and graduations.
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Fair Gift Shop

The Fair Gift Shop is the perfect place to get Fair souvenirs for the whole family. The shop is located in the log cabin on 42nd Street.
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Firemen’s Building

The Firemen’s Building is a must see on the grounds. The building houses antique fire engines and other artifacts along with fun activities for the kids.


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Grapes and Hops

Located on 42nd Street, Grapes and Hops offers a variety of wines and microbrews to our guests in a quiet patio bar setting.

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Hamburg Gaming

Open 8am-4am throughout the run of the Fair, Hamburg Gaming offers guests over 930 video gaming machines as well as dining options, including a Tim Hortons. You must be 18 or older to enter (no exceptions).
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Heritage & History Center

Located inside Erie County Fair's 1885 Octagon Building, the Fair Heritage & History Center chronicles over 195 years of agriculture, food, competition and excitement that have come to symbolize the Erie County Fair to generations of Western New Yorkers. Exhibits showcase inspiring traditions that have laid the foundation for the present-day Fair as well as reflect the progression of change.
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Historical Building

Step back in time as local historical societies showcase their hard work through Fair themed displays. See artifacts from Fairs past as well as various demonstrations and hands on activities throughout the day.

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Horse Headquarters (Barn E)

An interactive and educational area located inside Horse Barn E that will give you the opportunity to learn more about horses, including the different breeds, kinds of tack used, and how they are trained and prepared for shows.

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I-HUB An Interactive STEM Exhibit

“I-Hub at the Fair,” with the “I” standing for “innovation, imagination & ingenuity,” will be located inside the Fair’s Showplace Building. The display will focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) based businesses and education through daily demonstrations and hands-on activities.
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Livestock Arena

Some livestock shows are held here throughout the Fair. Check the livestock schedule for event times during the Fair.
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Livestock Barns

The Fair welcomes over 3,000 head of livestock in barns throughout the Fairgrounds. All of the barns are state of the art. Many barns provide demonstrations and other educational aspects to enrich the fairgoers’ experience.
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Lower Grandstand

Products for fairgoers to shop as well as Creative Arts Exhibits. This building is also a free wifi hotspot.

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Marketplace Building

An air conditioned shopping venue located on 42nd Street is host to a wide variety of products and services.
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Nickel City Reptiles & Exotics Ft. Jeff Musial

The best in wildlife education and entertainment. See the critically endangered clouded leopard. Located on 42nd Street.
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Nya:Weh Indian Village

The village is comprised of members of the original six nations who now refer to themselves as the Haudensaunee. The village offers native crafts, foods, demonstrations and shows. Members of the village perform traditional dances daily.
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NYS Police Building

Located on 42nd Street, there are many educational exhibits within the building teaching guests of all ages about the job NYS Police do to keep our state safe. Outside the building demonstrations are held using the rappelling tower, located inside Slade Park.


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Skyriver Butterflies

The Butterfly Exhibit will provide you the opportunity for up-close interaction with butterflies while learning about their role as pollinators, characteristics of their life cycles, and our conservation efforts to protect them.
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Showplex

This state of the art barn and livestock arena is utilized throughout the year, hosting a variety of agricultural events. The Showplex brings visitors to the grounds throughout the year. During the Fair the Showplex is home to swine and sheep as well as many of our livestock shows. Check your schedule for a listing of events.
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Woodcarvers Building

Woodworkers showcase their handiwork in the Woodcarvers Building, located on 42nd Street. Demonstrations take place throughout the day to show fairgoers what it takes to turn a piece of wood into a work of art.
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