Buildings to Explore


42nd Street Café One of two beer tents located on the Fairgrounds, 42nd Street Café offers adults a place to enjoy an alcoholic beverage. Local bands also take the stage daily. Check your schedule for a listing of shows.
42nd Street  This is the street that runs from the Family Entertainment Complex to the Midway.
4-H Youth Development Building  Down by Gate 2 this building highlights the hard work and creativity of Erie County’s 4-H Youth. Come see the projects and achievements that these kids have been working on all year long. Support 4-H by grabbing something to eat at the café, located inside the building.
Located on 42nd Street the Ag-Grange Building is home to hundreds of fruit, vegetable and farm product exhibits entered by local growers. The building also features a model train and maple syrup demonstrations.
Agriculture Discovery Center Taking the place of the Ag-Sperience barn and other livestock barns, this 60,000 square foot facility offers fairgoers of all ages the opportunity to learn about agriculture and livestock in an interactive way
Avenue of Flags Stretching from Gate 2 and the 4-H Youth Development Building and moving up the hill and ending at the Security Building.
Baker Park On the edge of the track, Baker park is a shady place where guests can sit and relax while overlooking the new Agricultural Discovery Center and the rest of the livestock area. Little Hands on the Farm will be the newest feature in this area. 
Bazaar Building Home to over 30 vendors, the Bazaar Building is one of the many shopping places here on the grounds. It is located on the backside of the track near the horse stables.
Carousel Room Located trackside near the Bazaar building, the Carousel Room is another beer tent located on the Fairgrounds. Adults may enjoy an alcoholic beverage while listening to local bands as they perform throughout the day. Check your schedule for a listing of shows.

Conservation Building

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Located on the Avenue of Flags, the building is home to displays of pelts, furs and mounts, as well as information for the NY sportsman. The building also is host to all new freshwater fish tanks and other exhibits featuring outdoors activities in WNY.

Craft Area Shop dozens of homemade goods from over a dozen vendors. It is the place to find that perfect gift. Craft Area is located near the Bazaar Building.
Creative Arts Exhibit Area Celebrate the hard work of some of WNY’s most creative residents. Everything from quilts to photographs and Legos to scrapbooks are on display. See who took home a blue ribbon. The building is also host to a national award winning flower show.
Erie County Sheriff’s Building Visit the Erie County Sheriffs and learn about what they are doing every day to keep Erie County safe. Fairgoers can meet the Sherriff or receive a free Child ID card for their kids.
Expo Hall The building located on 42nd Street is home to the NY Lottery and the Made in America Store.
Fair Gift Shop
(Log Cabin)
The Fair Gift Shop is the perfect place to get Fair souvenirs for the whole family. The shop is located in the log cabin on 42nd Street.
Fairgrounds Event Center The largest shopping place on the grounds, the Event Center, hosts more than 150 vendors selling a wide range of products. In the off season the Event Center is home to a variety of events such as a circus, concerts, craft shows and graduations. 
Family Entertainment Complex

With plenty of seating, this outdoor stage is the place to go to catch one of the many FREE entertainment acts perform. Check your daily schedule for a listing of acts and events.

Firemen’s Building  The Firemen’s Building is a must see on the grounds. The building houses antique fire engines and other artifacts along with fun activities for the kids.
Grapes and Hops Located on 42nd Street, Grapes and Hops offers a variety of wines and microbrews to our guests in a quiet patio bar setting.
Hamburg Gaming Open 8am-4am throughout the run of the Fair, Hamburg Gaming offers guests over 930 video gaming machines as well as dining options, including a Tim Hortons. You must be 18 or older to enter (no exceptions).
Heritage &
History Center 
Located inside Erie County Fair's 1885 Octagon Building, the Fair Heritage & History Center chronicles over 195 years of agriculture, food, competition and excitement that have come to symbolize the Erie County Fair to generations of Western New Yorkers. Exhibits showcase inspiring traditions that have laid the foundation for the present-day Fair as well as reflect the progression of change. On display are rare artifacts from the Erie County Agricultural Society Archives as well as from private collections.
Hickory Tree Park Fairgoers can spend some time relaxing in the shade at Hickory Tree Park. With six picnic shelters the park is the perfect spot for group events. Reservations for picnic shelters are accepted prior to the Fair if you would like to host your corporate picnic or large group function during the Fair.
Historical Building

Step back in time as local historical societies showcase their hard work through Fair themed displays. See artifacts from Fairs past as well as various demonstrations and hands on activities throughout the day. 

Horse Headquarters (Barn E)  All new interactive and educational exhibits will be located inside Horse Barn E. These exhibits will give fairgoers the opportunity to learn more about horses, including the different breeds, kinds of tack used, and how they are trained and prepared for shows.
 Livestock Arena Many livestock shows are held here throughout the year. Check the livestock schedule for event times during the Fair.
Livestock Barns The Fair welcomes over 3,000 head of livestock in barns throughout the Fairgrounds. All of the barns are state of the art. Many barns provide demonstrations and other educational aspects to enrich the fairgoers’ experience.
Lower Grandstand
Products for fairgoers to shop as well as Creative Arts Exhibits. This building is also a free wifi hotspot.
Marketplace Building  An air conditioned shopping venue located on 42nd Street is host to a wide variety of products and services. 
Midway Park Guests are invited to sit and relax in Midway Park, located next to the Firemen’s Building. Benches and shady umbrellas allow guests to take a break from the sun as they walk around the Fair.
Nya:Weh Indian Village The village is comprised of members of the original six nations who now refer to themselves as the Haudensaunee. The village offers native crafts, foods, demonstrations and shows. Members of the village perform traditional dances daily.
NYS Police Building  Located on 42nd Street, there are many educational exhibits within the building teaching guests of all ages about the job NYS Police do to keep our state safe. Outside the building demonstrations are held using the rappelling tower, located inside Slade Park. 
Pine Grove  Fairgoers looking for a relaxing place to unwind while at the Fair can find a picnic table among the pine trees in this park. 


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This state of the art barn and livestock arena is utilized throughout the year, hosting a variety of agricultural events. The Showplex brings visitors to the grounds throughout the year. During the Fair the Showplex is home to swine as well as many of our livestock shows. Check your schedule for a listing of events.
Slade Park Picnic tables are nestled among the trees in the park offering a shady place for fairgoers to relax during their day at the Fair. The Slade Park Stage showcases local musicians in a quiet park setting. Check your schedule for a listing of events.
Avenue of Flags Stage
This outdoor theater hosts many free entertainment acts throughout the run of the Fair. With plenty of seating it is the perfect place to catch a show and relax as guests enjoy their day at the Fair. Check your schedule for a listing of events.
Woodcarvers Building Woodworkers showcase their handiwork in the Woodcarvers Building, located on 42nd Street. Demonstrations take place throughout the day to show fairgoers what it takes to turn a piece of wood into a work of art.