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Become A Society Member

Thank you for your interest in the Erie County Agricultural Society membership.

The Society is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit membership corporation. We are not affiliated with a government agency and do not receive major funding from New York State or the County of Erie.

This year’s annual membership year runs from May 1, 2024 through April 30, 2025. The membership fee is $100.00 per person.

A Society member must be 18 years of age and over.

A Society member is entitled to the following privileges and benefits:
  1. Admission every day to the 2024 Erie County Fair (potential members must apply prior August 1st to allow time for the review, acceptance and processing)
  2. An invitation and vote at the Annual Membership Meeting
  3. An invitation to the Winter Ball Scholarship Fundraiser
  4. An invitation to any member events held during the membership year
  5. Membership newsletter/email blasts
  6. Access to 2024 Grandstand tickets before they go on sale to the general public (provided you are a member before May 31st)
  7. “The ECAS Membership Prelude” – A tram tour of the fairgrounds prior to opening day including special activities and guests. Limited seats will be available. Those who participated in 2023, will not be eligible to partake in 2024 in order to allow other members the opportunity.
  8. YOU be the Judge! – Opportunity to be a New Food Showdown Judge! Limited spots available.
  9. Behind the scenes tour of the Fair – Tour the grounds, behind the scenes. Tours will be led by the CEO, Board members and staff members.
  10. Other special offers throughout the membership year

Click the member application button below to renew your membership or to apply if you are a new member!


Member Application Button

The Membership Committee will meet to review all New Member applications.
No refunds on memberships.


Winter Ball at the Fairgrounds

Overview of the Fair from a rooftop

The Society also administers a Scholarship Program. Scholarships are awarded to students who participate in the Erie County Fair and are enrolled in an accredited college. Students pursuing studies in the fields of agriculture, agri-business, ecology and environmental technology, family and consumer sciences, horticulture, forestry and natural resources, veterinary medicine or veterinarian technology are encouraged to apply as well as those with other career choices. In 2023, a record $50,000 was awarded to deserving students.

Your enthusiasm for the Fair signals a shared commitment to fostering future growth. To support this vision, the Society has established an Endowment Fund, designed to secure financial resources essential for achieving the Fair's goals. This fund welcomes tax-deductible contributions at any time, and we gratefully accept your support.

We appreciate your interest and are here to assist with any inquiries. Feel free to reach out to the Society at 716-649-3900 with any questions.

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