We spoke with Marty Biniasz from The Erie County Fair on Thursday about the arrival of the Erie County Fair Train!

It's a tradition that has lasted generations and is one that you can witness in person!

NOTE: Anticipated arrival is Thursday, August 3rd between 11a-2p; time & date is subject to change

The movement of the colorful freight train filled with wagons and amusement rides into the Village of Hamburg is a signal that opening day of the Erie County Fair is just days away.

The Fair Train will arrive at the historic Erie Railroad Depot in Hamburg as the Strates Shows begins its 93rd season with the Erie County Fair.

The train will begin the final leg of its journey to Hamburg, using Buffalo Southern Railroad trackage that runs from Tifft Street in South Buffalo through Blasdell as it makes it way to Hamburg. As the train arrives at the depot it will be greeted by the Fair’s mascot, Fair Bear, and Erie County Fair officials.

500 limited edition “Train Day” buttons will be available on a first-come basis, one per person, at the Depot prior to the train’s arrival. This year’s button commemorates the 30th year of the iconic Big Wheel. Anchoring the Fair’s Strates Shows midway since 1987.

NOTE: Train arrival updates will be made via Erie County Fair Twitter & Facebook accounts)