It's been a long time coming and with Summer now officially here, more people will be enjoying outdoor activities like Cruisin' Pallooza, this weekend in Whitney Point.

I'm surprised at the number of first timers I have talked with, that are making this year's bigger and better Cruisin' their first.  Great news.  There are many events and if you're concerned about the heat, just know there are many areas that are out of the sun and areas to enjoy in the shade of the day.

Meteorologist Greg Pollak predicts a nice weekend with slightly cooler temperatures in the lower 80's.  Take your umbrella just in case, as scattered showers are always possible.  Hey, it's Summer in the Southern Tier!

If you get to the Broome County Fairgrounds, you may want to get there early Saturday and Sunday as there is a lot going on early as well as later in the day.

Planning your weekend is always a good idea with Crusin' Pallooza.  One of the cool things about this year's Cruisin' is to tune in to Rich Birdsall and friends on Cruisin' Radio at 87.9.  You'll also be able to hear Crusin' Radio around the fairgrounds.

Here are some more weekend highlights:

5pm..    Cars arrive at NYSEG Stadium and vendors open at fairgrounds.
5:45      Cars leave for a cruise to the fairgrounds.
6pm     Cruisin Radio with Spins-A-Lot Entertainment Mobile DJ Service
6:30     Cars arrive at the Broome County Fairgrounds.
7:00     Live country music with Tim Ruffo and Outlaw Country
8pm    (at dark) Movie under the starts begin. (Cannonball Run)

8am    Show car registration begins ($13)
9am.   Gates open,  vendors open
10am  Cruisin’Radio begins with “SpinsALot Entertainment”
10am  Yogurlicious Kids Zone Opens
11am  Ross Park Zoomobile arrives (till 2pm)
11am  Car voting begins
11am  Live Music with Voodoo Highway
1pm   voting ends
1pm   Live music with ‘The Look’
3:30pm   awards ceremony with Glenn & Traci and the Tricked Out Truck Award
4pm   Dicks Garage and 23 1/2 hr  best of show trophy presentation

8 am gates open.
9 to 10am   Motorcycle ride sign ups at Southern Tier Harley Davidson.
9-noon       Bike Show Registration begins ($13)
10am          Yogurlicious Kids Zone Opens
11-am         Live music with Recycled Zombies
11 am         Bike Voting begins
1pm            Bike games begin on the track
2pm            Red Knights Burnout Box Opens on track
3pm            Bike Show trophy presentation
4pm            Show ends

This is just a few of the new things happening at this year’s: NEW YORK SMOKERS QUITLINE - 1-866-N-Y-QUITS,   CRUISIN’ PALLOOZA”, PRESENTED BY GARY’S U PULL IT!

Friday admission is free. Saturday is 5-dollars per person and Sunday admission is 3-dollars. Kids 10 and under are free.  Proceeds benefit the hungry in our community.

Here's to a great weekend with your friends, family and co-workers at the biggest little car show in the Southern Tier.  See you at Cruisin' Pallooza!