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Craft Cocktail Competition

How Do I Enter?

Craft Cocktail

It is necessary that you view all the important information listed below in order to enter correctly.

You may enter competitions by clicking the "Enter Online" link starting May 1st. All competitions will be entered online.

  • You will be directed to another web page where you will be instructed to create an account.
  • We encourage you to create a passport account when you log in. This will keep all your entries in one place, a single login for multiple fairs/ competitions, and access to the mobile app for faster results and tracking of awards.
  • Please follow the step by step process to put in all your entries.
  • You MUST pay for entries BEFORE they are considered submitted.
  • You can log back into your account at any point before the deadline to add additional entries.
  • For additional instructions click here: Entry Instructions

Contact the Competitive Exhibits office at or by phone at 716-649-3900 ext. 6407

New in 2023!

The Craft Cocktail Competition is a 21+ competition designed for amateur and professional bartenders and baristas in the community to have an opportunity to exemplify their creativity and craftsmanship. In this competition, exhibitors will create their cocktail, distribute into 4 flight-sized beverages for tasting as well as they will demonstrate their craftsmanship when creating these beverages. Demonstrations will be held at on “Fair Day Live” as we showcase our Best in Show winner.



Entry Judging

Thursday, July 20th at Erie County Fairgrounds. You will have to demonstrate and complete the cocktail you enter.
Date subject to adjust.

How will exhibitor tickets work this year?

Exhibitors Ages 13 & Up, Once you have successfully delivered your entries to the fair for exhibition, you will receive an email that contains a promo code to redeem 3(three) admission ticket into the fair. This promo code will be delivered to the email that you use when making your entries!
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