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42nd Street Taphouse and Tunes
One of two beer tents located on the Fairgrounds, 42nd Street Taphouse and Tunes offers adults a place to enjoy an alcoholic beverage. Local bands also take the stage daily. Check your schedule for a listing of shows.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Environment & Sportsmen 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.
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.
The building located on 42nd Street is home to the NY Lottery and the Made in America Store.
Fairgrounds Event Center
The largest shopping place on the grounds, the Event Center, hosts an array of 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Step back in time as local historical societies showcase their hard work through Fair themed displays. See artifacts from Fairs past.
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.
Some livestock shows are held here throughout the Fair. Check the livestock schedule for event times during the Fair.
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.
Home to the Woodcarver's Exhibit. This building is also a free wifi hotspot.
An air conditioned shopping venue located on 42nd Street is host to a wide variety of products and services.
Nickel City Reptiles & Exotics Ft. Jeff Musial
The best in wildlife education and entertainment. See the critically endangered clouded leopard. Located on 42nd Street.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Woodworkers showcase their handiwork in their new location! Now housed with Creative Arts inside the Lower Grandstand, demonstrations will 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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