Directions

For your convenience, use Quinby Drive to enter the Fairgrounds!

Your GPS will NOT take you to the best location. Check the maps and directions to arrive at the best location. Make sure to check for real-time traffic hazards before you begin your journey.

Parking will be off the Quinby Drive entrance between the Firemen's Building and "Slade Park".

Modified map of the Erie County Fair that shows the buildings we'll be using and landmarks.

Google Earth view that *should* center in on the buildings we're using. Zoom out to locate Quinby Drive.


Buffalo Area Traffic Cams Including International Bridge Cams and Border Crossing Wait Time Info.

NYS Thruway Info and Cams.


From Downtown Buffalo

Travel south over the Skyway on Route 5.
Take the exit toward NY 179, enter next roundabout and take 3rd exit onto NY 179E (Milestrip Road).
Turn Right onto McKinley Parkway and head south about 4 miles.
Turn Right onto Quinby Drive.

Traveling East on I-90 (NYS Thruway)

(Coming from Pennsylvania) Take exit 57 to Route 75 north.
Turn right on to Southwestern Blvd (Route 20).
Make a right onto McKinley Parkway.
Turn Right onto Quinby Drive.

Traveling West on I-90 (NYS Thruway)

Possible toll.

(Coming from Amherst, Rochester, Syracuse) Take the I-90 West to exit 56 (Blasdell/Milestrip).
Turn left onto Milestrip Road (Route 179).
Turn Right onto McKinley Parkway and head south about 4 miles.
Turn Right onto Quinby Drive.

From Route 219

Take Route 219 to Armor Duells exit.
Go west on Armor.
Bear left onto Clark Street.
At the signal at Clark and McKinley, turn right onto McKinley.
Turn Left onto Quinby Drive.

From the Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Take the 33 Expressway and follow the signs to the NYS Thruway (I-90) West.
Take the I-90 West to exit 56 (Blasdell/Milestrip).
Turn left onto Milestrip Road (Route 179).
Turn Right onto McKinley Parkway and head south about 4 miles.
Turn Right onto Quinby Drive.

From Canada, via the Peace Bridge

Start out going east on Peace Bridge. Turn slight right. Merge onto NYS Thruway (I-190 South) toward Downtown Buffalo.
Merge onto NY-5 W via Exit 7 toward Lackawanna.
Travel south over the Skyway on Route 5.
Take the exit toward NY 179, enter next roundabout and take 3rd exit onto NY 179E (Milestrip Road).
Turn Right onto McKinley Parkway and head south about 4 miles.
Turn Right onto Quinby Drive.


The Peace Bridge Border Plaza is in a constant state of flux. If you end up on the 190 North:
Exit from the 190 North onto the Amherst Street (or Austin St.) exit.
Turn Left on Niagara Street.
Turn Left on Hertel Street.
Reenter the 190 going South.

From Canada, via the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge

Toll Route - $1 Grand Island Bridge Toll

Follow signs to the 190 South

Take the 190 South towards Downtown Buffalo
Merge onto NY-5 W via Exit 7 toward Lackawanna.
Travel south over the Skyway on Route 5 to Milestrip Road (Route 179 Round-about) east to McKinley Parkway.
Turn Right onto McKinley Parkway and head south about 4 miles.
Turn Right onto Quinby Drive.


Take Your Chances, Avoid the Toll, and Choose Your Own Adventure! (Good Luck with That! Read: This route not checked for accuracy.):

Start out going northeast on Robert Moses Parkway N toward Robert Moses Parkway South.
Take Rt-104W/RT-18F ramp.
Turn slight right onto NY 104/NY-18F/Center Street/Ridge Road/CR-907.
Continue to follow Ny-104/NY-18F/Center Street/CR-907.
Turn left to take Rt-104W ramp toward I-190W/Canada/Buffalo.
Turn slight right onto NY-104/Lewiston Road.
Turn left onto Military Road/NY-265, turn right onto Upper Mountain Road/Cr-11.
Merge onto I-290S toward Niagara Falls/Buffalo, merge onto NY-5 W via Exit 7 toward Lackawanna.
Take the exit toward NY 179, enter next roundabout and take 3rd exit onto NY 179E (Milestrip Road).
Turn right onto McKinley Parkway, go about 4 miles. Turn Right onto Quinby Drive.

Looking for public transportation, NFTA-Metro is your choice!

Route 36 operates Mon-Fri from 630 am - 1130 pm via South Park to serve the fairgrounds. Transfers can be made downtown from most other routes in our system, and from the rail, to Route 336.While there is no direct service between the airport and Hamburg, passengers have several options from the airport on local routes 24 and 27, express route 68 and Metrolink route 204 into downtown and then transferring to Route 36.


Source Directions - for reference only, will not take you to best location.


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