One of the things that I like about summer are all the fairs that are close to home and here's one that begins tonight and goes for three days, it's the 47th annual Conklin Fair.

It begins this evening at 5 p.m with a First Responders parade at 6 p.m. with the Beard of Bees performing beginning at 8 p.m.

There is free admission, free parking and something fun for the whole family including food, games, rides and live entertainment.

The Conklin Fair has partnered with Bridgewater Church and the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Friday from 1 to 6 p.m  before the Fair. You can give blood at Bridgewater, 1017 Conklin Road,  I'll be giving blood before the fair and I hope to see you there too.

Stick around for the fair with Brotherhood performing  beginning at 8 p.m.

Are you a baker? They are looking for bakers of all ages to participate in the Conklin Fair Competition: Pies and Cupcakes. It's on Saturday and you can find out more about it here.

Also on Saturday is the first annual Pass, Punt & Kick competition with the newest semi-pro football team in Binghamton the BC Stallions. You can find out more about this event here.

That's just a small part of what the Conklin Fair is all about and it runs tonight and tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m and I'll be helping to shuttle you around tonight and Friday. Here's my chance to prove that I'm a safe driver.

The Conklin Fair is at the Floyd L. Maines Community Center Grounds, 942 Conklin Road. Go here to see the entire schedule and any updates.

[via Conklin Fair]