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Welcoming summer with a bang at the fairgrounds

Posted at 4:22 AM, Jun 21, 2018

We're all celebrating the official start of summer in Western New York, but at the Erie County Fairgrounds, they're celebrating what's to come.

The summer of 2018 is going to be pretty big for the fair. The "12 best days of summer" are celebrating 150 years at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The Erie County Fair will run from August 8th through the 19th. Every night of the fair there will be a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

Skylighters of Western New York will produce a ground-level fireworks display at 6:07 a.m. on Thursday, June 21st, the exact time of the summer solstice!

In 1868 the fair was relocated from Springville to Hamburg. In 2017, the Erie County Fair ranked as the 12th largest fair compared to both state and county fairs in the United States and Canada!