Ways 2 Save: Erie County Fair

10:37 AM, Aug 13, 2010   |    comments
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HAMBURG, N.Y. - The Erie County Fair opens Wednesday afternoon and it is Channel 2 Day. That means, $2 for parking, $2 for tickets and $2 for midway rides.

In some cases you can save up to three bucks beforehand, by buying pre-sale tickets at Tops.

Getting to the fair can actually be pretty inexpensive. On certain days there's a free shuttle.

"On Saturdays and Sundays you can park at Erie Community College South on Southwestern Boulevard and they'll drive you, drop you off right at gate one," said Holly Smyczynski, Marketing Coordinator at the Erie County Fair.

And with that we started our journey to savings.

We first found some ride deals.

"Every weekday, Wednesday through Friday and next Monday through Friday we have one price ride days," said Smyczynski.

A ride pass for those days is only $20 with a Tops register receipt, a $5 savings.

Boose: "I know one of the things that can be expensive is food. So, are there any discounts for food here?" 2 On Your Side's Josh Boose asked Smyczynski.

"During the week we are offering coupons at the gate in a daily sheet," she said. "There are three sheets with 30 coupons for great savings.

"So, like one dollar off here, 2 dollars there?" Boose followed up?

"Buy one get one half off, special family deals, stuff like that," Smyczynski said.

"Are there things you that won't cost money?" Boose asked Smyczynski.

"Yeah there's over $500,000 in free entertainment from swine racing pigs, Wild Life Wendy to Sea Lion Flash."

"So what would you say to someone that says, I don't want to go to the fair this year, it costs too much money!"

"Follow the tips we gave you in this whole story," she said.

Also, kids 12 and under get in free and students get a discount with their school ID's.

WGRZ

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