Start your engines for fuel-filled excitement
HAMBURG – If you like loud engines, tough trucks, and hard hitting cars, the Erie County Fair has something for you! The 175th Erie County Fair will play host to five exciting motor events over four days and guests will be in for a treat, as events have stepped up their game in honor of this special anniversary year.
The 2014 Motor Event lineup is as follows:
Ultimate Night of Destruction – Aug. 14. at 7 p.m.
This show will offer the most bang for your buck- in more ways than one! The show will feature a double figure-8 race as well as demo derbies for buses, SUVs, and compact cars. Monster trucks Avenger and Brutus will make a special appearance to add 1,800 horsepower and 66 inch wheels of destruction to the twisted metal and car-nage! Avenger was name a 2 time Monster Jam Freestyle World Champion. Tickets for the show are just $16 and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.
Lucas Oil Truck and Tractor Pull – Aug. 15 & 16 at 6 p.m.
The initial shock of the sheer size of the tractors and trucks that take to the pull strip can be enough excitement for some, but its when the pullers fire up the engines and dig into the dirt the crowd explodes! The truck and tractor pull has been a long time tradition at the fair, so long in fact that the Fair’s pull is the fifth oldest in the country. Both shows will feature six classes of pullers coming from more than 10 states and Canada. WNY Pro Pullers will also compete in this event, representing the best the area has to offer in professional tractor pulling. Tickets for the show are $20 for pit passes, $16 for infield, $12 for grandstand. Children 12 and under are free to this event as well.
World’s Largest Demolition Derby – Aug. 17 at 1 & 6 p.m.
What would the end of the fair be without the demolition derby? More then 100 cars will get painted up and prepared for a competition that challenges competitors to outlast the others. The afternoon show sees a lot of returning drivers who will attempt to fix their cars in time to compete in the evening derby! The evening derby is usually a packed house. Fans cheer each hit, crash, and heat winner with the same enthusiasm as the last.
The demolition derbies will also feature reality TV stars “Kings of Crash.” These professional drivers will bring five teams to the track to compete in a separate team style derby. The afternoon event will have all five teams and the best three will move on to compete in the evening show. Guests can meet the “Kings of Crash” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the infield. Guests must bring a canned food donation of $5 to benefit the Food Bank of WNY for the meet and greet opportunity.
Tickets for these events can be purchased online thorough tickets.com, in person at the Event Center Box Office on the Fairgrounds, or by phone at 1-888-223-6000. Don’t forget, when you purchase your motor event ticket before the show, your ticket gets you free admission to the fair on the day of the event!