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Event Center

Welcome to WNY’s most versatile Event Center in the area. Our goal is to make your event a success from 10 to 5,000 people. We have everything you need from electrical services to catering. The Fairgrounds Event Center and additional buildings are ideal for conventions, cultural and sporting events, seminars, receptions, live entertainment and much more.

  • ADA Accessible
  • Two ticket offices
  • Two meeting/seminar rooms
  • Promoter/Show Office
  • Concrete floor
  • Easy, ground level, move in/move out
  • Large lobby area in both east and west entrances
  • Electrical outlets 30 foot on center
  • Waste and water 60 foot on center
  • Adjacent hard surface parking
  • 2 Concessions locations
  • Restrooms with interior and exterior access
  • Climate controlled
  • Phone & wireless internet service available
  • Outdoor patio (seasonal)
  • On-site camping for exhibitors and guests
  • Enclosed walkway connects to Expo Hall
  • 50,000 square feet
  • Exhibit area = 148
  • Ceiling height = 35'
  • Load in doors = 23' x 23' and 14' x 13'
  • Accommodates up to 250 10' x 10' booths
  • Seats 4,000 banquet style
  • Seats 4,700 theater style

Seating numbers are approximate and based on configuration.

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 Manitou 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.

Wireless Internet: Access is available in the Fairgrounds Event Center and the Expo Building

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

RV Parking: Available for show exhibitors; water, sewer (seasonal) and electrical hookups available in designated areas on the grounds.

Services: The Fairgrounds can provide additional staffing as needed that includes:
Assistance for load in & out, Sign Hanging, Event Service Staff, Ticket Seller, Ticket Taker, Electrician

Family-A-Fair Food Service: Available for concession services, banquets, cocktail receptions, daily meals for meetings, parties, concerts, or any type of catered event. Visit us online; www.family-a-fair.com or you can request menus.

Rate sheet is available for all services listed above. Please contact TBurgess@ecfair.org

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

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

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