ERIE COUNTY FAIR.

ErieCountyFair[Book: Martin Biniasz on behalf of the Erie County Fair Agricultural Society – 2016 – 17x23cm – 98 Pages – Many colour photos]. “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. This book 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 colour photographs from the archives of the Erie County Agricultural Society.” Chapter Points: Acknowledgments; Introduction; The 1950s – Bigger, Better, Longer; The 1960s – Superiecountyfairious!; The 1970s – Largest County Fair in the USA; The 1980s – Welcome to Fairadise!; The 1990s – America’s County Fair; The 2000s – Growing Strong. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.