Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County (“CCE”), a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, is located on Lake Avenue (Rt. 78) just north of the city of Lockport in the heart of Niagara County. Commonly referred to as “the Fairgrounds”, CCE’s property consists of 39 acres with 16 buildings, ample parking, outdoor stage, green house and open green areas. In addition to operating the Niagara County Fair each year, CCE rents its grounds and buildings for large outdoor events, weddings, corporate meetings, banquets, showers, parties and similar catered and non-catered functions. From over 30,000 people to a handful, CCE’s facilities and grounds can accommodate a wide range of events and occasions and is convenient to all Niagara County as well as many communities in Erie and Orleans.
Most catered events are held in CCE’s “4-H Training Center” – a 12,000 square foot, one-story brick building centrally located on the property. The outside entrance to the Training Center is “photo friendly” with a stamped concrete patio and walkway, lush flower garden, and a large gazebo. Parking is easily accessible, with overflow areas also available.
The Auditorium is the largest room in the Training Center (4,617 sq. ft.) and includes a bar area, stage and dance floor. This room accommodates up to 500 people depending upon the set-up of the event. There are also small (660 sq. ft.) and large (1,365 sq. ft.) meeting rooms for smaller functions, a buffet line, breakout meetings and other related activities. The large meeting room can accommodate approximately 70 seated and the small room, 40 seated.
Equipment/amenities available for use include:
Last updated January 2, 2020