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Marty Biniasz is the author of two books on the history of the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, New York (Buffalo).
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Images of America: Erie County Fair (2014)

From its humble, pioneer beginnings to its current incarnation as the largest independent county fair in the United States, the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, New York, is a beloved western New York institution. Annually, over one million people flock to its historic fairgrounds located just south of Buffalo to celebrate agriculture, showcase time-honored traditions, keep the spirit of competition alive, and, most importantly, come together as a community. Through vintage photographs, 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.

: 9781467122061
: Arcadia Publishing
: 07/28/2014
: New York
: Images of America
: 229 Black And White
: 128



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.

: 9781467117098
: Arcadia Publishing
: 08/01/2016
: New York
: Images of Modern America
: 163 Color
: 96