Erie County Fair is Fun for the Whole Family

August 19, 2011 Updated Aug 19, 2011 at 1:07 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

August 19, 2011 Updated Aug 19, 2011 at 1:07 PM EDT

Hamburg, N.Y. (WKBW) - No matter what your interest, you will find it at the Erie County Fair.

If you are into shoes, Blacksmith Paul Grzse shows fairgoers how to makes horseshoes from scratch. He said every shoe is a perfect fit.

"Horses are just like us they were their shoes a certain way," Grzse said.

The Balloon Man John Cassidy said people at the fair also want their balloons a certain way, mostly in the shape of animals. Two times a day spectators can get a taste of his balloon magic, even scoring their own creation to take home.

"It's very interactive. We call it comedy magic and really weird things with balloons," Cassidy said.

If that does not float your boat, you can head over to the water for a little fun to get a free show from some stars of the fair the sea lions.

"They do some really cool things like smile, sing a little and it really stinks," said Trainer Marcus Peters said.

Don't forget about the steer. All 1500 hundred pounds of them could run you right over.

If loud engines and big wheels are more your thing, then you're in luck because the truck and tractor pull competition is also hitting the stage.

"Anybody that like power like cars there will be many unique looking vehicles out here," Competitor Jared Nelson said.

Of course, there's the rides and delicious food to sink your teeth into to but only have three days left to see the sights and sounds of the 172nd Erie County Fair.

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