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James E Strates Midway

Fairgoers on the Crazy Mouse roller coaster ride


The James E. Strates Midway returns for its 99th year with the Erie County Fair in 2023!

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



Weekday One Price Ride Day Wristband
Valid Monday-Friday. Available for purchase for $35 each, either on the Strates Shows Midway during the 2023 Erie County Fair or online starting July 1st.
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 starting July 1st, 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.

If you purchase the weekday one price ride day wristband or 120 credit fun card online, redeem your voucher at the Midway Ticket Booths during the Fair.
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Ride Height Reguirements

Strates Shows Rides at the 2023 Erie County Fair

  • Bungee Jump – TBA
  • Circus Train – 36” minimum, under 36” may ride with an adult
  • Cliffhanger – 46” minimum
  • Construction Zone – 36” minimum
  • Cuckoo Haus – 42” minimum, unless accompanied by an adult
  • Dino-Go-Round – 36” minimum, 1 year and up may ride with an adult
  • Dizzy Dragon – 42” minimum, 36” may ride with an adult
  • Double Carousel – 42” minimum, unless accompanied by an adult
  • Dream Wheel – 40” minimum, 40” – 56” must be accompanied by an adult
  • Family Swinger – 42” minimum outside, 36” minimum inside
  • Fire Chief – 42” minimum, unless accompanied by an adult
  • Fireball (The Claw) – 48” minimum, 77” maximum, 220 lb. maximum
  • Fireball 2000 (Ring of Fire) – 48” minimum
  • Giant Wheel – 48” minimum, unless accompanied by an adult
  • Go Gator – 36” min, 54” max, 36” – 48” must be accompanied by a patron 48” – 54”
  • Haunted Mansion – 42” minimum, 36” – 42” may ride with an adult
  • Himalaya – 60” minimum, 48” – 60” may ride with an adult
  • Jolly Caterpillar – 36” minimum, 2 years and up may ride with an adult
  • Mini Himalaya – 38” minimum, unless accompanied by an adult
  • Mini Indy – 40” minimum to drive, 36” minimum to ride
  • Mini Teacups – 36” minimum unless accompanied
  • Monkey Maze – 42” minimum, 36” – 42” may ride with an adult
  • Musik Express – 52” minimum and age 8, 78” minimum
  • Paratrooper - TBA
  • Pirate – 48” minimum, 39” – 48” may ride with an adult on an inside seat
  • Pop-A-Wheelie – 34” minimum. 54” maximum
  • Quad Runner – 34” minimum, 54” maximum
  • Red Baron – 36” minimum unless accompanied, 54” maximum
  • Rock Star – 42” minimum, 300 lb. maximum
  • Rock Wall - TBA
  • Scooter – 48” minimum to drive, 42” minimum to ride
  • Showtown Merry-Go-Round – 42” minimum, unless accompanied by an adult
  • Side-By-Side – 34” minimum, 54” maximum
  • Sky Fighter – 36” minimum, 52” maximum
  • Sky Flyer – 48” minimum, 79” maximum
  • Stunt Jump Bungee - TBA
  • Super Slide – 42” minimum, unless accompanied by an adult
  • Tempest - TBA
  • Thunderbolt – 42” minimum
  • Tilt-A-Whirl – 46” minimum, unless accompanied by an adult
  • 41.Tractors – 34” minimum, 54” maximum
  • Treasure Island – 40” min, 76” max, 200 lb. maximum, maximum of 4 patrons over 42”
  • Volkswagon – 34” minimum, 54” maximum,
  • Wacky Worm – 42” minimum, 36” – 42” may ride with an adult
  • Wave Swinger – 42” minimum, 230 lb. maximum
  • Zero Gravity – 42” minimum, 77” maximum
  • Zipper – 48” minimum
  • Zyklon – 56” minimum, over 209 lbs. must ride alone, over 72” must fit properly in restraints


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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