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182nd Erie County Fair

$462,212 Combined gross sales of youth livestock market animal auctions, a 45% increase from 2021

$136,945 Total prize money paid, a 49% increase from 2021

96,555 Total pounds of canned food donated in one day for FeedMore WNY, that is equivalent to 80,000 meals

$80,202 Donations collected for local charities (reported to date), a 45% increase from 2021

$19,200 Money donated by food vendors, indoor vendors, Strates Shows and various others to purchase animals in the Youth Livestock Market Auction with all meat donated to FeedMore WNY

7,761 Number of competitive exhibits entries including 4-H entries

4,335 Number of scheduled volunteer hours covered by Friends of the Fair

1,747 Number of livestock at the Fair; a 24% increase from 2021

562 Menu items available at Fair food concessionaires

483 Number of free grounds act performances during the 12 days of the Fair

349 Total days until the start of the 183rd Erie County Fair, August 9-20, 2023

164 Number of Friends of the Fair Volunteers/Coordinators

145 Number of rides, games & concessions on the Strates Shows Midway

98 Number of years with the James E. Strates Shows

87 Chickens and turkeys from the livestock auctions donated to FeedMore WNY from the from the Youth Livestock Market Auction

79 Members of the Erie County Fair AllStar Band sponsored by Pepsi

74 Number of local bands and community performance acts during the Fair

12 The Best Days of Summer in Western New York State

1 Single largest grossing day in Strates Shows’ 98 years at the Erie County Fair (Friday, August 19)

The above figures showcase the impact and success of the Erie County Fair. The final attendance for 2022 is reported at 1,148,079, a 17% increase from 2021

The Erie County Agricultural Society would like to thank Western New York for its continued support of the Erie County Fair.

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