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Erie County Fair admission increasing in 2019

Posted at 4:49 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 16:49:19-05

HAMBURG, NY (WKBW) — The Erie County Agricultural Society has announced admission for the 2019 Erie County Fair will increase, the first increase since 2009.

Regular gate adult admission for adults will increase from $10 to $12, regular gate admission for seniors will increase from $7 to $9, and the "student special" and "early bird" admission price will increase from $5 to $7.

The Fair's advance sale program, which takes place prior to opening day, will see no price increase in 2019.

“Our board evaluates our gate prices annually and has not increased gate admission since 2009. Moving forward, these adjustments will greatly help the Erie County Fair better serve fairgoers due to increasing labor costs as well as the rising prices for public safety, emergency services, grounds infrastructure, fair production and entertainment,” said Fair CEO & Manager Jessica Underberg. “During the 10 years since our last restructuring, we found opportunities to provide incredible value to our loyal fairgoers through free grounds entertainment, education and safety and attractive grounds. The increase to our full price gate admission ticket will allow the Society to continue to provide fairgoers with an exceptional Fair experience which has come to symbolize the ‘Best 12 Days of Summer’ in Western New York.”

The 180th Erie County fair is scheduled for August 7th to August 18th, 2019.

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