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Here is your chance to get brewed....

The first step in the process to determine which homebrew will be named the 2019 Erie County Fair Best In Show Beer has been scheduled. Beginning Monday, April 1st, homebrewers from across New York State may submit their brews in the Erie County Fair’s Homebrew Competition. The annual summer release of the limited run, craft beer based on the winning brew has become an anticipated tradition at the Erie County Fair for beer lovers.

Homebrew hobbyists have until Friday, April 5th to submit their beers for judging. In addition to the opportunity to win a gold medal for excellence, the Erie County Fair Homebrew Competition’s top entry will be professionally brewed and named the 2019 “Erie County Fair Best In Show Beer.”


Photo of people "cheering" their beer

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. All competitions will be entered online.

  • You will be directed to another web page "Blue Ribbon Fair Online" where you will be instructed to create an account.
  • You will click on the "Entries" tab to find the classes you wish to enter.
  • You can review the classes entered on the "Review Entries" tab
  • YOU MUST go to the "Items/Checkout" tab to put in your payment information BEFORE your entry will be considered submitted.

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




Two ways to drop off your entries....

  1. Take to Flying Bison Brewery at 840 Seneca Street, Buffalo NY from 12-8pm on April 4th and 5th; Bring an empty growler with you and have it filled for ONLY $5*. This is brought to you by Try-It Distributing and Flying Bison Brewing Company.*

  2. Entries can also be dropped off to the Erie County Fair Main Office April 1st through the 5th during regular business hours.

* Must be 21 years or older. Offer is limited to one per person, some restrictions apply.

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