Erie County Fair Camp taking Applications

September 27, 2013 Updated Mar 8, 2012 at 11:48 AM EDT

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Erie County Fair Camp taking Applications

September 27, 2013 Updated Mar 8, 2012 at 11:48 AM EDT

(WKBW release) Have you ever wondered what it is like to sleep in the barns at the Erie County Fair, or to take care of those precious animals that stay right there too? 

What about riding in the parade or seeing just how cotton candy and taffy is made? 

Well, here’s your chance.

According to a news release, the Erie County Fair is inviting all 8-, 9-, and 10-year-olds to fill out an application for the chance to be one of the “campers” chosen in the fourth year of Fair Camp. 

Campers (& their same sex parent or guardian) will sleep in the barns, help take care of the Ag-Sperience animals, have the opportunity to show an animal, learn more about that yummy fair food, and even ride in the parade.  Campers & their guardians will come away from the ultimate Fair Camp experience with a greater knowledge of agriculture and livestock, not to mention and inside view of the great Erie County Fair, through hands-on activities under the supervision of qualified staff (camp counselors).

The Erie County Fair will choose lucky participants to camp on the Fairgrounds for 2 nights and participate in actual farm “chores” of all types, for FREE!! For 2012, campers can choose between August 10, 11, 12 or August 17, 18, 19.

To apply simply obtain an application (1) by clicking on the Fair Camp logo on our website at www.ecfair.org; (2) by emailing lwoloszyn@ecfair.org;(3) or by calling 649-3900 ext. 407 & having one mailed to you.  But hurry!  Applications are due by May 1st .  Campers will be notified by mail of Fair Camp selection by June 1st.

For more information call the Competitive Exhibit Office 716-649-3900 ext. 407.