Known as “The Town That Friendship Built” Hamburg, New York is a historic community full of famous landmarks, activities and a plethora of things to see and do. Beautiful Lake Erie sunsets and beaches can make it seem like a getaway, public and private golf courses are available for the beginner or pro, quaint village shops to full-service retail corridors for all your needs, the Fairgrounds, Penn-Dixie Site plus bike paths, parks and everything in between can be found right here. Hamburg has something for everyone!
‘The center of it all’ is the reputation Hamburg has acquired with its close proximity to world-renowned Niagara Falls, medal-winning wineries, and top tier restaurants. During the summer months, lifeguards watch over the beaches at Woodlawn State Park which is open all year long. This is the place for nature lovers and outdoorsmen. A large rental pavilion is available while a new Adventure Day Camp can keep the little ones entertained. Hamburg also hosts the annual Erie County Fair, which is one of the largest county fairs in New York and the entire country. The 10-day family friendly event is full of great fun and features terrific food, rides and attractions for all ages to enjoy. To keep the enthusiasm strong all summer, head to the Fairgrounds, managed by the Erie County Agricultural Society and home to the Hamburg Casino and Buffalo Raceway. These venues specialize in grandstand entertainment and rides, over 950 slot machines, live concerts and shows, award-winning restaurants and premier live harness tracks and racing.
Active community organizations aim to make Hamburg a better place for those who work, live and visit. No matter what the season, many volunteer groups host a variety of unique events that appeal to all age groups. In the summer months, the village offers self-guided historic walking tours and supports the annual Garden Walk, a proud participant in the National Garden Festival.
The third Saturday in July, Hamburg celebrates the “Birthplace of the Hamburger,” with its annual tribute to the American classic during “Burgerfest.” During the chilly winter months, Hamburg boasts winter festivals, the town ice rink and a wealth of entertainment and nightlife. May through early November, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce hosts the Hamburg Farmers’ Market as well as the Blasdell Farmers’ Market featuring fresh local produce, flowers, meats, eggs, cheeses and homemade baked goods from regional vendors and merchants.
Residents know the Chamber is “the connection” to businesses and community activities, both locally and throughout the region. If you are a visitor or a life-long resident, let the Chamber be your ultimate guide to Hamburg. The Chamber has a finger on the pulse of the whole community, offering business referrals, area information and more. Call 716-649-7917 or visit www.hamburg-chamber.org for additional resources and area information.