Wallenda plans New York county fair tightrope walk

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Daredevil performer Nik Wallenda waves to a crowd below after he walked untethered along the rim of the Orlando Eye, the city's new, 400-foot observation wheel, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. The walk is being done in advance of next month's public opening of the attraction. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Daredevil performer Nik Wallenda waves during a news conference after he walked untethered along the rim of the Orlando Eye, the city's new, 400-foot observation wheel, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. The walk is being done in advance of next month's public opening of the attraction. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER - Daredevil Nik Wallenda takes the first official climb on the Infinity Climber at Liberty Science Center on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Jersey City, NJ. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision for Liberty Science Center/AP Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Nik Wallenda speaks at a press conference where he revealed his next feat will take place on April 29, 2015 at the soon-to-be-unveiled Orlando Eye, located in Orlando, Florida. Wallenda will attempt to walk on top of the giant observation wheel without a tether and without a wire while it is moving. Standing 400 feet tall, the Orlando Eye forms part of the I-Drive 360 entertainment complex, which celebrates its grand opening this month and is located in the heart of Orlando's newly revitalized International 'I-Drive' District. The press conference took place on April 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
Nik Wallenda, top, walks the tightrope above Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 12, 2013, with his sister, Lijana, 140 feet above pit road during the pre-race show at the Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Jeff Willhelm/Charlotte Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
Nik Wallenda, top, walks the tightrope above Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 12, 2013, with his sister, Lijana, 140 feet above pit road during the pre-race show at the Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Davie Hinshaw/Charlotte Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
Nik Wallenda walks the tightrope above Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 12, 2013, with his sister, Lijana, 140 feet above pit road during the pre-race show at the Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Davie Hinshaw/Charlotte Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON, AZ - JUNE 22: Nik Wallenda practices during a training session before his historic high wire walk over the Grand Canyon at The Grand Canyon on June 22, 2013 in Grand Canyon, Arizona. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON, AZ - JUNE 22: Nik Wallenda looks over the Grand Canyon during a training session before his historic high wire walk over the Grand Canyon at The Grand Canyon on June 22, 2013 in Grand Canyon, Arizona. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
Nik Wallenda walks without any harnesses or any safety precautions on a tightrope stretched across the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon on June 23, 2013. The two-inch (five-centimeter) thick wireline starting from a Navajo reservation just outside of the Grand Canyon National Park is suspended 1,500 feet (450 meters) above the ground (about 50 feet higher than the Empire State Building) and is 1,400 feet long (about the length of five football fields). US daredevil Nik Wallenda became the first man to cross the Grand Canyon on a tightrope Sunday, completing his latest record-breaking feat in just under 23 minutes.AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Nik Wallenda speaks at a press conference after he crossed the Little Colorado River Gorge on a tiderope near the Grand Canyon on June 23, 2013. The two-inch (five-centimeter) thick wireline starting from a Navajo reservation just outside of the Grand Canyon National Park is suspended 1,500 feet (450 meters) above the ground (about 50 feet higher than the Empire State Building) and is 1,400 feet long (about the length of five football fields). US daredevil Nik Wallenda became the first man to cross the Grand Canyon on a tightrope Sunday, completing his latest record-breaking feat in just under 23 minutes. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
A unidentified Navajo people protests along highway near Cameron, Arizona on June 23, 2013, to protest Florida aerialist Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk over the Little Colorado River Gorge. Wallenda plans to perform the stunt without a safety harness on the Navajo reservation. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON, AZ - JUNE 23: Nik Wallenda looks over the Grand Canyon following his historic walk at The Grand Canyon on June 23, 2013 in Grand Canyon, Arizona. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON, AZ - JUNE 23: Nik Wallenda walks a high wire over the Grand Canyon at The Grand Canyon on June 23, 2013 in Grand Canyon, Arizona. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON, AZ - JUNE 23: Nik Wallenda walks a high wire over the Grand Canyon at The Grand Canyon on June 23, 2013 in Grand Canyon, Arizona. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
SARASOTA, FL - JUNE 06: Nik Wallenda trains for his upcoming walk across the Grand Canyon during Tropical Storm Andrea on June 6, 2013 in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
SARASOTA, FL - JUNE 06: Nik Wallenda trains for his upcoming walk across the Grand Canyon during Tropical Storm Andrea on June 6, 2013 in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
SARASOTA, FL - JUNE 06: Nik Wallenda trains for his upcoming walk across the Grand Canyon during Tropical Storm Andrea on June 6, 2013 in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
SARASOTA, FL - JUNE 06: Nik Wallenda trains for his upcoming walk across the Grand Canyon during Tropical Storm Andrea on June 6, 2013 in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
SARASOTA, FL - JUNE 06: Nik Wallenda trains for his upcoming walk across the Grand Canyon during Tropical Storm Andrea on June 6, 2013 in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
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HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) -- Nik Wallenda is planning to take his high-wire act to a county fair in western New York where he performed with his family when he was 13.

The daredevil visited the site of the Erie County Fair near Buffalo on Thursday to announce his plans.

He says the Aug. 14 tightrope walk will be his longest so far this year - 1,400 feet or almost double the length of his usual tightrope walks. He says he will be 125 feet in the air, on a wire measuring 5/8 of an inch in diameter - about the size of a nickel.

Wallenda has walked across the Niagara Falls and Grand Canyon. He's part of a family of acrobats that has been thrilling audiences for decades as The Flying Wallendas.

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