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James E Strates Midway


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The James E. Strates Midway is the only carnival midway to still travel by train, and for its 94th year, will be making its annual stop at the Erie County Fair.

The mile-long midway features rides, games, sideshows, concessions, and shopping. The Midway is open daily during the Erie County Fair from 11:00am until 11:00pm.


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RIDE SPECIALS

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One Price Ride Days - Ride All Day For One Low Price!

Weekday One Price Ride Days
Purchase in advance at Tops Friendly Markets from July 1 through August 7. Just $25. You can still buy them at the Fair for $30. Valid Monday through Friday on the Midway and Kiddieland at the 2018 Erie County Fair.

Weekend One Price Ride Days
Available for purchase on the Strates Shows Midway during the Erie County Fair for $40 each. Valid Saturdays and Sundays on the Midway and Kiddieland at the 2018 Erie County Fair.

Strates Shows FUN Card - Great for sharing!
Much like a gift card, FUN cards are the currency of midway rides. Guests may load credits in an amount onto the card at the ticket kiosks on the midway. FUN Cards are reloadable and may be shared by the whole family.

FUN Cards can be purchased at the Fair for $20 with 40 credits or $50 for 120 credits.

Rides are approximately 5-10 credits each
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RIDE SAFETY

Stay safe and have fun on the midway!

Check out the video below created by the Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA).
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Ride Height Reguirements

Strates Shows Rides at the 2018 Erie County Fair

Cliffhanger 46” minimum
Construction Zone 36” minimum
Cuckoo Haus 42” minimum
Dino-Go-Round 1 yr & up w/adult or 36” alone
Double-Decker Carousel 42” minimum unless accompanied by an adult
Dream Wheel 56” minimum unless accompanied by an adult
Dual 22’ Inflate Slide 36” minimum, 76” maximum
Enterprise 52” minimum
Euro Bounce None
Family Swinger 42” minimum outside, 36” minimum inside
Fireball (Larson) 48” minimum
Fire Chief 42” minimum unless accompanied by an adult
Fire Engine 29” minimum, 48” maximum
Go Gator 36” minimum, 54” maximum; 36”-48” must be accompanied by patron 48”-54”
Giant Wheel 48” minimum unless accompanied by an adult
Happy Swing 36” minimum unless accompanied by an adult, 73” maximum
Haunted Mansion 42” minimum, 36” minimum accompanied by an adult
Heavy Haulin’ Inflate 34” minimum; 76” maximum
Himalaya 48” minimum
Jalopy Junction 36” minimum unless accompanied by an adult
Jumbos 45” minimum, 36” minimum accompanied by an adult
King’s Circus 42” minimum
Mini Himalaya 38” minimum unless accompanied by an adult
Mini Indy 40” minimum to drive, 36” minimum to ride
Mini Tea Cups 36” minimum unless accompanied
Monkey Maze 36” minimum unless accompanied by an adult
Monster Truck 42” minimum, 36” minimum accompanied by an adult
Musik Express 52” minimum and age 8; 78” maximum
Paddle Boats Inflate 36” minimum, 48” maximum
Pirate 48” minimum, 39” to 48” may ride with an adult on an inside seat
Pony Cart 29” minimum, 48” maximum
Pop-A-Wheelie 34” minimum, 54” maximum
Quad Runner 34” minimum, 54” maximum
Raiders 42” minimum, 36” to 42” may ride with an adult
Red Baron 36” minimum unless accompanied, 54” maximum
Rock Star 42” minimum, 300 lb. maximum
Scooter 48” minimum to drive, 42” minimum to ride
Scooter 48” minimum to drive, 42” minimum to ride
Sea Ray 56” minimum alone, 48” minimum accompanied by an adult
Showtown Merry-Go-Round 42” minimum unless accompanied by an adult
Side-By-Side 34” minimum, 54” maximum
Silver Streak 48” minimum, 36” to 48” may ride with an adult
Sizzler 52” minimum, 42” minimum accompanied by an adult
Sky Flyer 48” minimum, 79” maximum
Starship 2000 42” minimum
Super Slide 42” minimum unless accompanied by an adult
Super Slide 42” minimum unless accompanied by an adult
Thunderbolt 42” minimum
Tilt-A-Whirl 46” minimum unless accompanied by an adult
Tractor 34” minimum, 54” maximum
Volkswagon 34” minimum, 54” maximum
Wacky Worm 42” minimum; 36” minimum may ride with an adult
Wave Swinger 42” minimum, 230 lb. maximum
Zero Gravity 42” minimum, 77” maximum
Zipper 48” minimum
Zyklon Roller Coaster 56” minimum
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