Images of Modern America: Erie County Fair (2016)
During the mid-20th century, the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, New York, began a journey that transformed a traditional, agriculturally based fair into the largest independent county fair and exposition in the United States. As the number of fair days and exhibits expanded, so did the number of fairgoers, increasing gate attendance figures to over one million visitors annually. While fair traditions have provided continuity over the decades, the fair continues to evolve and renew itself through improvements to the fairgrounds, the addition of unique attractions, and an ongoing commitment to agriculture. Erie County Fair showcases the many dramatic changes that have taken place during the modern era of this fair. From the thrills of the midway and entertainment to nationally recognized agricultural, creative arts, and livestock competitions, the fair’s history comes alive through color photographs from the archives of the Erie County Agricultural Society.
Images: 163 Color
Book: Images of America Erie County Fair
Through over 200 vintage photographs, Images of America Erie County Fair presents a visual narrative of the Fair’s history and stimulates cherished memories rooted in decades of excitement found at this annual summer gathering. The continuity of the American county fair spirit is most evident through these images from the archives of the Erie County Agricultural Society. 128 pages; Published by Arcadia Publishing, 2014.
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The nostalgic design of this shirt is for all you Fair stalwarts; the design was originally used from 1975-1998 - and with the high demand from bringing it back to life for the 175th Anniversary, we decided to continue to offer it!
These shirts are available through Retro Bflo and can be bought online by clicking here.