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Broome County Fair Brings Summer Fun to Whitney Point Fairgrounds

Traci Taylor

I think one of the coolest things is to see tradition live on year after year and the Broome County Fair is one of the longest living traditions in our area. It’s pretty amazing to consider that our great-grandparents and even our great-great grandparents enjoyed the Broome County Fair just as much as we do.

The Broome County Fair has been a summertime tradition since 1871. For the first three years of its existence, the fair was held at its current location in Whitney Point but was moved to Binghamton where it lived for eleven years until Whitney Point reclaimed it. The only summers the fair didn’t take place were during the summers of World War II.

Nearly 150 continuous years of family fun is why most people in and around Broome County will tell you that it’s just not summer until fair week arrives. Cotton candy, tractor pulls, rides and musical entertainment bring Whitney Point to life and provide fun for people of all ages.

This year, the Broome County Fair will run from Tuesday, July 25th through Sunday, July 30th and will feature favorites like the tractor pulls, Demolition Derbies, and carnival rides. As an added bonus, Whitney Point’s own Kolby Oakley, who’s making a name for himself in Nashville, will perform a special concert on Thursday, July 27th at 7pm.

Parking at the Broome County Fair is free, but you’ll have to pay an admission fee.  You’ll also want to make sure you check out the complete schedule of fair events so that you don’t miss any of the fun!

[via Broome County Fair]

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