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James E Strates Midway

Kids on a ride

The James E. Strates Midway returns to the Erie County Fair in 2022 for its 98th year!
For generations, the annual arrival of the James E. Strates Shows train has been a highly anticipated event for fairgoers and enthusiasts of Americana. Strates Shows Midway will not be arriving by train in 2022.

The Strates Shows midway features rides, games, sideshows, concessions, and shopping.

Weekday One Price Ride Day Wristband
Valid Monday-Friday. Available for purchase for $30 each. Available to purchase either on the Strates Shows Midway during the 2022 Erie County Fair or online below.
Strates Shows FUN Card - Great for sharing!
Much like a gift card, FUN Cards are the currency of midway rides. FUN Cards are re-loadable and may be shared by the whole family. They can be used any day of the Fair.
FUN Cards can be purchased at the Fair or online for $50 for 120 credits.
OR guests may load credits in an amount onto the card at the ticket kiosks on the midway.

Rides are approximately 6-12 credits each. Credits at .50cents each.

Purchase weekday one price ride day wristband or 120 credit fun card online starting July 1st at 9am.
Click Here To Buy Tickets


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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