The Erie County Fair and Exposition, also known as "America's Fair", is a fair held in Hamburg, NY every August. It is the largest fair in New York, and the second largest county fair in the United States, often drawing over one million in attendance. Fair is the name for the gathering together of people to display or trade produce or other goods, to parade or display animals and often to enjoy associated carnival or funfair entertainment. ... Hamburg is a village located in Erie County, New York. ... State nickname: The Empire State Official languages None. ...
The first Erie County Fair was held in 1819, and was hosted by the Erie County Agricultural Society. The fair is currently the second longest operating fair in the United States.
It is also believed that the modern hamburger was invented at the Erie County Fair, as its location (Hamburg), solves the riddle as to why there is no ham in hamburgers. However, this is disputed as a number of other claims have also been made as to the origin of the hamburger. Hamburgers often contain lettuce, onions, and other toppings, as shown here. ...
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