It was announced on Monday of this week that the Erie County Fair would be returning to the Hamburg Fairgrounds this August.

Today, we got most of the important information regarding the fair and what to expect from August 11-22. The most important things is that no proof of vaccine will be required to enter; those who are fully vaccinated will not need to wear a mask; and that people will need to purchase tickets online ahead of time, and reserve the date they wish to come.

The new ticket policy is to help keep tabs on capacity, which won't go over 60,000 for each day of the fair.

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But another big announcement were the concerts that would be taking place at the Erie County Fair this year.

Styx will be one of the acts coming to the Erie County Fair on August 14th!

As for how the concert capacity will work, 2,400 tickets will be sold for each show, which will be 33 percent capacity. If rules change in New York State that will allow a higher attendance, they will make the appropriate chances. For now, 33 percent is what they will go with.

It's going to be awesome to hear "Renegade" at the Fair this summer. In my opinion, Bills Mafia has taken over that song. Sorry, Steelers fans.

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