The Erie County Fair train is coming to Hamburg and you can get an up-close look!

In a press release provided to us from the Erie County Fair, details about the train are as follows...

When is Train Day? – Wednesday, July 31st; the event will take place rain or shine.

 What time will the train arrive? The train will arrive between 11:30a and Noon in Hamburg.

 Where is the location? – Train day events take place at the historic Erie Railroad Depot in the Village Hamburg located at the corner of Union and Scott Streets (4 Scott Street).

 Why is this event special? – Once a common sight on American rails, the Strates Shows is North America’s LAST remaining railroad carnival. The Erie County Fair is the ONLY fair in the United States that celebrates the train’s arrival.

 United States Postal Service Commemorative Postmark – To commemorate “Train Day 2019,” the United States Postal Service will feature a specially designed cancellation mark and two stamps that were recently issued on the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. The Post Office will be on site at the Hamburg Depot from 10a-2p selling these stamps as well as cancelling mail using an Erie County Fair Train Depot postmark (while supplies last). This year a special postcard will be available based on a 1960s era Strates promotional pass.

It's almost time for the fair!  The 2019 Erie County Fair will be held August 7th – 18th (www.ECFair.org)