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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 2020 Erie County Fair Best In Show Beer has been scheduled. 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 3rd 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 2020 “Erie County Fair Best In Show Beer.”

The drop-off and judging has been postponed until further notice. The deadline to make your online entries has been extended!


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 where you will be instructed to create an account.

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

Important Information About 2020 Entry Process

There are 3 TYPES of accounts:

* One-time only single user account, you will have to create a new one each year
* One-time only group account, you will have to create a new one each year
* Passport Account (recommended), it stores your information for years and you can look back at your previous years’ placings, it will also store your animal information if you are entering livestock!

** You CAN change your one-time accounts into a passport account at any time

There are several different links to use when entering:

To enter Creative Arts, Woodcarving, Environment & Sportsmen, Ag-Grange, Home Wine (age 13 & older) - https://ecfair.fairwire.com/

To enter Junior (age 12 & under) Creative Arts and Ag-Grange - https://ecfairyouth.fairwire.com/
To enter Open Class Livestock - https://ecfairlive.fairwire.com/
To enter Open Class Poultry & Rabbits - https://ecfairlivepr.fairwire.com/
To enter 4-H or FFA - https://ecfaircce.fairwire.com/

IF you use the one-time only account you will NEED to make a new account for each of the links listed above.IF you use the passport account you can find each link under your 1 account by going to “List of Fairs” in the top right.


Extended until further notice


Two ways to drop off your entries....

POSTPONED until further notice!

  1. Take to Flying Bison Brewery at 840 Seneca Street, Buffalo NY on April 1st or 2nd between 4pm and 8pm or April 3rd from Noon-8pm; 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 during regular business hours.

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

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