The numbers are in.

The Erie County Fair saw more than 1.1 million people walk through the gates of the Hamburg Fairgrounds in August, according to the fair's manager. 

That total was down less than 2% when compared to the 2022 fair. 

Also this year, the average fairgoer spent five to six hours at the fair — an average up two hours from last year.

The fair also released other data in a release, highlighting:

  • A new record 140,834 pounds of canned food donations for FeedMore WNY on opening day
  • $372,713 in gross sales of youth livestock market animal auction
  • $137,685 total prize money paid for competitive exhibits to local competitors
  • $84,000 donations collected from fairgoers for local charities
  • A record $50,000 awarded in scholarships to students who participated in the Erie County Fair or any ECAS non-fair event
  • 3,361 hours logged by 164 Friends of the Fair volunteers
  • 6,718 competitive exhibit entries
  • 2,223 animals at the fair
  • 1,440 free performances, demonstrations and exhibits at the fair
  • 500 fairgoers received hands-only CPR training
  • 87 chickens and turkeys raised by youth were donated to FeedMore WNY
  • 24 veterans/active military and firefighters were honored during the fair