The James E. Strates Midway returns to the Erie County Fair in 2021 for its 96th 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. This past year’s pandemic has had a significant impact on many long-time family traditions – and the Strates Show arrival by train can be added to that list. In 2021, the rides and equipment coming to the Erie County Fair will be transported to the fairgrounds by trucks, not via train.
The Strates Shows midway features rides, games, sideshows, concessions, and shopping. The Midway is open daily during the Erie County Fair from 12:00pm until 11:00pm.