Hamburg, NY(WBEN) A milestone approaches for the Erie County Fair. With it, some traditions wil come back, and some new things will be there for you to see.
One of the new things at the fair is the Agricultural Discovery Center. "It's about animal and exhibitor comfort as well as agricultural education," says Assistant Fair Manager Jessica Underberg. "Some of the things you'll see there is a combine simulator. You'll actually be able to sit in the seat of a full size combine and you can feel like you're the one harvesting corn. There's a robot that milks cow, there a cow where you can put the milk machine on yourself too."
The fair also has great traditions like food, shows, and rides, and fireworks will also be part of the equation. Opening night, Sunday night with Nik Wallenda following his walk across the fair, and Heritage Night on August 14th.
Underberg says Heritage Day will be a great day for your wallet. "Strates Family Shows have been with us for 90 years, and they will offer free rides from noon to 1:30pm (90 minutes) and each food vendor will offer an item for $1.75," says Underberg.