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The Erie County Fair Summer Fit Challenge is created to get people out and explore Erie County as well as Erie County Fair historical locations. Dating back to the 1840s, the Erie County Fair has taken place in different locations around Erie County including several points in Buffalo, South Buffalo, Orchard Park, East Aurora, Springville and of course Hamburg. This challenge will highlight eight of the locations across Erie County.

Our goal is to encourage people to be outside, explore Erie County and its history in agriculture and fairs.

Included in your challenge materials you will find maps, history of each location of the fair, and a picture of the landmark where you will take your photo. Once registered, check your confirmation email for the link to the challenge packet.


  • Complete 4 of the 8 challenges between June 8, 2021 and August 8, 2021.
    You can run, walk, stroll, or bike the course.
  • Take a selfie at each challenge landmark located on each route.
  • Upload your picture to the photo submission page, after each route is finished. A photo must be submitted for each challenge location you visit.
  • (Optional) Post your picture to the Erie County Fair Summer Fit Challenge Facebook group* or on Instagram. (Use hashtag #ECFChallenge)
    *registration code required to join; will be included in your packet once you are registered
Complete 4 of the 8 challenges for: an Oxford Pennant, individual registrants will receive a code for one free admission ticket to the Fair, family registrants will receive a code for two free admission tickets to the Fair and bragging rights*
*Must be a registered participant to be eligible and complete the required challenge rules

What’s Next?

  • Register
    Complete the registration form and submit the registration fee*.
    • Individual: $20
    • Family of 4: $40
  • Challenge Packet
    • After you register and payment has been verified, you will be emailed a link to the Erie County Fair Challenge Packet. The packet will contain information about each route, maps, and landmark locations.
  • Hit the Road Jack
    • Use the information in your packet to decide which locations you will visit. Get out there and have fun. Remember, you must visit 4 of the 8 locations and take a selfie at each location.
  • Upload Your Photos

*A portion of the registration fee will go to benefit the Erie County Agricultural Society Scholarship fund. To find out more or to donate directly to the scholarship fund please click here.


Runners Etiquette
You put on your shoes; you go for a run—it's that simple. There are a few things that you should keep in mind.

Unless laws prohibit it, runners are considered pedestrians and may run on sidewalks as protection from traffic.


On running paths, stay to the right and pass on the left. If you are on a trail with no room to overtake another runner, wait 30 seconds then ask to slip by.

If you run with Rex, keep him close by, on a tight leash, and move to the side so runners can pass without interruption.

On a recreational path or trail, simply move to the side to let them through.

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Erie County Fair Summer Fit Challenge Registration

Registration Type
Erie County Fair Summer Fit Challenge Individual Registration
Erie County Fair Summer Fit Challenge Family Registration
4 People
Once you register and checkout, check your confirmation email for the link to the challenge packet.


  • GENERAL: Fitness activities can be potentially hazardous. Participation in the ERIE COUNTY FAIR CHALLENGE is at your own risk. Participants are expected to RUN, WALK, OR BIKE safely, know probable weather conditions, use proper equipment required for the conditions, and use good judgement.
  • REGULATIONS: Participants must obey all New York State, and local road rules.
  • ETIQUETTE: Participants must use proper road/sidewalk etiquette
  • USE OF CONTEST INFORMATION: The ERIE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY (Society) reserves the right to use any and all information related to the contest for editorial, marketing and any other purpose including social media, unless prohibited by law. Participants agree to the use of their name, town, and state on the Challenge leaderboard.
  • CONDUCT: All contest participants agree to be bound by these Challenge Terms and Conditions. Society, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering with the entry process, the operation of its website or is otherwise in violation of these rules.
  • LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Society is not responsible for late, lost, or misdirected submissions or for any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. If for any reason, the Challenge is not capable of running as planned, Society may cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest. Entrants further agree to release Society from any liability resulting from or related to participation in the contest.

In consideration of my entry being accepted, I, intending to be legally bound, do hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive, release and forever discharge any and all claims and causes of action which may hereafter occur against the Erie County Agricultural Society, Erie County, New York State, and all other donors, contributors, volunteers, successors and assigns for any and all injuries and damages of any sort, which may be sustained in connection with my participation in this event. I have trained for this event and am physically fit to participate. Also, I assume all risks associated with slipping and falling during the event,

I agree to the terms and conditions
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