May 13

North American Drone Masters To Be Held During 2019 Erie County Fair

WHAT: Public release of information about the North American Drone Masters Races to be held during the 180th Erie County Fair. This prestigious, world-class event will be one of THREE “masters” level races being held in the world during 2019. Other races will be held in Barcelona, Spain and Seoul, South Korea. The top 3 Read More

May 10

Craft Technical Institute now accepting applicants for 6 month welding class

Classes begin June 5, 2019! Craft Technical Institute

May 9

Summerific! $6 Flash Sale on Fair Admission Begins at Noon Today. Save 50% on Adult Gate Tickets

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – Get ready for a dose of the “Best 12 Days of Summer,” as the Erie County Fair will hold a limited, “flash” sale on admission tickets. The seven-hour sale begins at 12Noon TODAY, Thursday, May 9th and concludes tonight at 7pm. Flash Sale tickets will be $6 each and may be Read More

May 6

SCORE OPENS MENTORING OFFICE IN HAMBURG, NY -Offers free business counseling on Hilbert College Campus-

HAMBURG, NY – SCORE, America’s premier small business counseling organization and resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the opening of a Southtowns satellite office, located in the McGrath Library – Room 108 at Hilbert College, located at 5200 South Park Avenue in Hamburg. SCORE’s experienced business mentors will provide general business advice Read More

May 6


May 6,  2019– North Tonawanda, NY  –  Building owner and Developer Ralph Dailey (Managing Partner of WebsterNT LLC) unveils plans to renovate a 130 year old historic building located at 54 Webster Street, in the City’s commerce and entertainment district.  Dailey has chosen Concept Construction Corp. as Construction Manager to oversee the project and is Read More

May 1

Deadline To Apply For Erie County Fair Camp is May 6th

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – In 2009, the Erie County Agricultural Society inaugurated its award-winning Fair Camp program with the goal to stimulate an interest in agriculture, a passion for learning and foster a love of the Erie County Fair. In the 11 years of its existence, over 350 children and their parents have slept overnight Read More

Apr 29


HAMBURG, NY – Get to the Fair early on Wednesday, August 14th and hit the chow line for “Breakfast With Champions.” This inaugural fundraiser, to benefit the Erie County Agricultural Society’s Scholarship Fund, will include a country-style breakfast featuring Western New York sourced sausage, eggs and maple syrup along with pancakes and home fries. During Read More

Apr 26

The 42nd Season of the Hamburg Farmers Market opens soon!

Hamburg, NY – The Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce, formerly the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, is gearing up for the 42nd Annual Hamburg Farmers Market that kicks-off Saturday, May 4, 2019. Keeping with tradition, the local market primarily focuses on locally grown and raised agriculture and animal products. Many of the conventional farmers will return Read More

Apr 25


April, 25, 2019 – East Aurora, Lockport, Wilson New York – Concept Construction Corp. has been awarded General Construction contracts in several Western New York School Districts. Work includes extensive interior and exterior renovations in (14) buildings in three Western New York school districts. Upgrades to East Aurora Elementary, Middle and High School, Wilson Central Read More

Apr 9


HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The 7th Annual Empire State Beef Classic will be held at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, New York on April 12-14, 2019.  The show is open to exhibitors of all ages and gives individuals experience prior to showing at their local county and/or state fair. This year’s show will feature Read More

Mar 28

Do You Have An Innovative or Imaginative Idea You’d Like to Share? Speak Up at the Erie County Fair’s I-Hub!

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – Do you have a creative idea that’s worth sharing? Is there a concept you’re dying to explore with our community? Can you share what you know in a format that educates and entertains? If so, the Erie County Fair would love for you to join its series of “I-Talks.” Based on Read More

Mar 20

“Summerific” To Describe 180th Erie County Fair

Marketing Campaign Embodies the Dynamic, Fun-Filled Atmosphere of the Best 12-Days of Summer HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The Erie County Fair has chosen a fun, creative word to describe the “Best 12 Days of Summer” in Western New York. “Summerific” has been announced as part of the launch of the Fair’s 2019 branding initiative. The Read More

Mar 15

VSP Graphics has entered into the virtual reality world

VSP Graphic Group of West Seneca, NY has entered into the virtual reality world of using fully immersive digital 3D & VR technology that can instantaneously teleport people into virtual environments they can develop a sense of presence within to explore, experience, discover, and be inspired to visit and “be there.” VSP and Holocube North America have both Read More

Mar 15

Erie County Agricultural Society To Award Cash Scholarships

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) is pleased to present up to $20,000 in scholarship opportunities to students who participate in the Erie County Fair. Scholarships are awarded based on general Fair participation and those involved in agricultural related activities. Since its inception in the 1950s, the scholarship program has strived Read More

Mar 13

Weather Forecast for Spring: Predictably Unpredictable – Local disaster recovery professionals spotlight resources to help plan in advance

Weather Forecast for Spring: Predictably Unpredictable Local SERVPRO® disaster recovery professional spotlights resources to help property owners plan in advance for potential severe spring weather Hamburg, NY (Grassroots Newswire) March 12, 2019 – With spring around the corner, Thomas Braun, SERVPRO of The Southtowns, encourages property owners to be prepared for potentially severe weather. Spring Read More

Mar 8

Inaugural Hard Cider Making Competition at the Erie County Fair

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The growth of Western New York’s home cider industry, along with continued consumer acceptance of the adult beverage, has prompted the Erie County Fair to add a home hard cider competition to its Competitive Exhibits program. Beginning Monday April 1st and continuing until Friday, April 5th, cider making hobbyists will have Read More

Mar 7

Celebrate the Horse at WNY EquiFest 2019

HAMBURG, NEW YORK –Western New York State’s premier equine exposition and equestrian gathering returns to the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, New York. WNY EquiFest, March 23rd & 24th, will welcome horse enthusiasts, owners, trainers, clinicians, riders and vendors who will gather to celebrate the horse industry in New York State. Over 6,000 people are Read More

Mar 1

Erie County Fairgrounds to Host Agriculture Educator Development Day

What:    Professional development day for Western New York educators to learn about new methods of teaching and introducing agriculture in the classroom. When:   Friday, March 1st, 9a to 2:30p Who:     ECAS Education Staff, WNY Educators & Ag Education experts on hand to speak about the importance of agriculture education in classrooms. Where: Agriculture Discovery Read More

Feb 27


Hamburg Mathnasium Operates on Core Belief That Every Child Can Become Great at Math HAMBURG, NY  — Mathnasium of the Southtowns opened today, bringing the first fun and effective supplementary math program to Western New York for children in grades two through 12. The learning center is located in McKinley Commons at 4154 McKinley Parkway, Read More

Feb 26


Ten Lives Club non profit organization is accepting students from high schools and colleges who may need to complete community service hours. Students must be 16 or older or come to volunteer with a parent or guardian. All community service hours would be done at their cat shelter at 3741 Lake Shore Road (Rt 5) Read More

Feb 19

Public Invited to Tour WNY’s Maple Syrup Industry

Hamburg, New York – On March 16th the Erie County Agricultural Society will conduct a “Maple Extravaganza Tour” providing a behind the scenes look at Western New York’s vibrant maple syrup industry. The four-hour tour, open to all ages, costs $20 per person and includes bus transportation to two local maple farms, a homecooked pancake Read More

Feb 3

HAMBURG, N.Y. — Khun Ratha A, after spending a brief time at Monticello and Yonkers Raceway since arriving from Australia, made his Buffalo Raceway debut on Saturday night (Feb. 3) an impressive one by easily brushing by the field to register a 1-1/4 length victory in the featured $11,000 Class AA Open Handicap. Under the Read More

Jan 7

SS. Peter & Paul School hosts tour and lunch for area Pastors

Catholic education is a blessing where we have the opportunity to teach lessons of faith and life. SS. Peter & Paul School in Hamburg recently hosted Pastors of Parishes without Catholic schools for a tour of the school and a lunch. It was a great opportunity for the Pastors to see and visit with their Read More

Dec 28

Jessica Underberg Named Chair Of International Association of Fairs & Expositions

HAMBURG, NY – Jessica Underberg, CEO & Fair Manager of the Erie County Agricultural Society, was recently elected as the 2019 Chair of the International Association of Fairs & Expositions (IAFE). The appointment took place during the IAFE Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX. During the course of the year Underberg will be the spokesperson Read More

Dec 19

Erie County Fair, Largest County Fair East of the Rockies

4th Largest County Fair and 13th Largest Overall Fair in North America HAMBURG, NY – A national ranking of top fairs and exhibitions has named the Erie County Fair the largest county fair east of the Rocky Mountains, the 4th largest county fair in the United States and 13th largest fair overall in North America Read More