Waterford Community Fair Celebrates 77th Year

The fairgrounds on Route 19 were buzzing on Monday with the start of the 77th Annual Waterford Community Fair.

Six-year-old Dakota Duke says he was there to celebrate Labor Day. He says his favorite parts are the rides and games – specifically the roller coaster!

From rides and truck pulls to horses and cows, the fair also features a variety of animals.

A livestock auction will sell its charity hog to raise money for Shriner's Children's Hospital in Erie.

The fairgrounds also got a makeover this summer.. with new paint, a new sound system and new horse stalls.

Fair organizers say they do it all for the people who come to enjoy it.

"Fairs are truly a community event so why does Waterford have one? Or Wattsburg have one? and Albion have one? Because of the community,” says John Burawa, Secretary of the Waterford Fair Association.

It's all about community at the Waterford Fair. Fair-goers say you never know who you'll run into.

"I've come forever because all fairs they say are alike, but this is where you see the people you haven't seen all year or maybe 10 years. Everybody comes home for the fair,” says Marilyn Sharpe.

"It's nice to get out and see people again, so yeah it's really nice, we come every year . . . I just love walking around and seeing the people and seeing what junk food I'm gonna eat!” says Virginia Martone.

That food includes sausage sandwiches, pizza, fries and deep fried candy bars.

You can try a bite, hop on a ride and see the animals through Saturday night.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and at noon on Saturday.

Parking is free and admission is $3at the door. Children ages 12 and under can get in for free.

For details on the fair you can check out waterfordfair.org.

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