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About THE SHOWPLEX at The Fairgrounds

The newly built 52,000 sq. ft. arena is located in the northeast corner of The Fairgrounds, just behind the grandstand and is adjacent to the existing livestock facilities.The building features a 125’ x 225’ show ring.This new facility allows the Erie County Agricultural Society to host year round livestock as well as equine shows and sales.

"Friday morning dawned with blue skies and perfect temperatures to open up the 2010 Western New York Morgan Horse Show. This popular spring show debuted in its new location at the Fairgrounds' brand new Showplex. Located in Hamburg, New York, the Showplex features a beautiful show arena with stabling, restrooms and show office attached, an indoor warm up arena and four additional stalling areas with more currently under construction. Denny Lang, whom some may know as a former Hackney Pony trainer and judge, is the man in charge at The Fairgrounds and it is refreshing to work with someone who knows the horse industry, and its needs, from the inside out." Joyce Ackerman Burroughs, as appeared in June 2010, the International Morgan Connection.

"The Fairgrounds Showplex is a fantastic venue for horse shows and events! The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always willing to help, starting from the very top of management on down. Our show this year was a tremendous success, due in large part to the wonderful venue." Mike Kropp - Show Chair for the WNY Morgan Show

  • Private Promoter/Show Office
  • Conference Room
  • Easy, ground level, move in/move out
  • Adjacent hard surface parking
  • On Site Stabling – 300 new portable stalls – 10’ x10’
  • Wash Racks – inside and out
  • Camping facilities
  • Concession available (full bar)
  • PA System
  • ADA accessible restrooms
  • Phone and internet service available
Floor Plans

This facility is available for both Equine and Livestock events.


  • 52,000 square feet
  • Indoor Show Arena 125 x 225
  • Covered Make Up Arena - 110 x 115
  • On-site stabling - 300 new 10 x 10 portable stalls
  • Wash Racks - inside and out
  • Accessible parking
  • Camping facilities
  • Private Show Office - Internet accessible
  • Concession available (full bar)
  • PA System Included


  • Indoor Show Arena - 125 x 225
  • On-site stabling capability of
  • Newly renovated parlor on site with 1,500 gallon milk tank
  • Wash racks - inside and out
  • Accessible parking
  • Camping facilities
  • Private Show Office - Internet accessible
  • Concession available (full bar)
  • PA System included
  • Personnel available during show hours.
Equipment & Services

Cocktail Tables
Banquet Round Tables
Banquet Tables
Covered and Skirted Tables
Table Linens
P.A. System
Mic floor stands
Microphones (wired)
Cordless Microphone
Wooden standing podiums
Flip Charts
Staging 4x8 sections
(32 inch & 6 inch high)

Stairway or Ramp
Pipe and Drape
Coat Racks
Electrical Cords.
Park Benches
Picnic Tables
Temp. Fencing
Bike Racks
Tents-approx 10x10.
Ticket Booth
Propane-per canister
Bucket Truck w/Operator
Forklift or Mani toe w/Operator
CAT Front-End Loader
Garbage Removal (Dumpster Rental)

Telephone: Service is available in all the buildings. Lines are limited and must be ordered prior to event set-up.

Electrical: Service orders must be placed prior to event set-up.

RV Parking: Available for Rallies and Show Exhibitors. Water, sewer (seasonal) and electrical hookups available in designated areas on the grounds.

Services: E.C.A.S. can provide additional staffing as needed that includes:
Assistance for load in & out, Sign Hanging, Event Service Staff, Ticket Seller, Ticket Taker, Electrician, and Parking Attendants

Family-A-Fair Food Service: Available for concession services, banquets, cocktail receptions, daily meals for meetings, parties, concerts, or any type of catered event. Menus available upon request.

(Rate sheet are available for all services listed above)

Outside Services include: Decorators, Audio Visual Equip., Lighting, Advertising, and Entertainment as needed for your event.

E.C.A.S. retains all food & beverage rights. Family-A-Fair Food Service & Catering is the exclusive caterer of the Fairgrounds Event Center. Pepsi-Cola, Try-It Distributing and all have rights on The Fairgrounds exclusive to the relative products and services they provide.