HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – As the Erie County fair looks ahead to its 175th year, organizers are celebrating food.
Marty Biniasz, the Erie County Fair’s special events coordinator, said, “The number one reason people come to the fair is the food.”
This year they’re focusing on what is considered the signature food of the fair.
“There’s not a point on the grounds that you can’t smell chicken being cooked,” said Biniasz.
Instead of competing with each other, on August 10th, three local BBQ companies are joining forces.
Weidner BBQ, Chiavetta’s Catering Service and B.W.’s BBQ hope to create the state’s largest chicken BBQ with between 15,000 and 20,000 pounds of chicken.
Burce Will of B.W.’s BBQ said, “The three of us ought to be able to pull off this event proving all the people get here.”
Also at the fair:
DOGZILLA: A corn dog wrapped with 1/2 pound of bacon
BACON CORN DOG: Deep-fried corn dog with bacon mixed into the batter
BACONANA: Chocolate-covered frozen banana with bacon pieces mixed into the chocolate coating
SOUTHERN TIER FRIED CHICKEN DONUT: Fried chicken with chipolte sauce nestled between two halves of a glazed donut
CONCH FRITTERS: Ocean conch deep fried into nugget pieces
STICKY BUNS: A variety of homemade cinnamon sticky buns
DEEP FRIED TACO: Assorted tacos deep fried (each is the size of a small football)
MORRIS CONCESSIONS BACONADE: Lemonade flavored with bacon
MAPLE RIDGE BISON RANCH ELK BURGERS
BEEF ON WECK EGG ROLL
CHARLAPS CANDY APPLE ICE CREAM
On August 14th you can sample it all for just $1.75 each at a Taste of the Fair festival.
The Erie County Fair has details and information on all the events, including entertainment on their website.
Nik Wallenda will attempt to walk 1,300 feet, 130 feet over the Fairgrounds on August 10th.