This weekend over 30,000 people will travel to the village of Owego to attend the annual Strawberry Festival this Friday and Saturday. More info and events here

The Owego Strawberry Festival has grown throughout its 37 year history, with arts and crafts, live entertainment, wine and beer tasting, 5K race and kids 1 mile run, the Strawberry Pageant, Rubber Duck Derby, new surprises, and of course strawberries!

I love just taking a walk through the village, talking to some of the over 200 vendors and people attending this great summer event. I also enjoy listening to some really good music from local musicians, and having some strawberry short cake.

Every community has something to be proud of and the annual Owego Strawberry Festival is one of the highlights for thousands in this area

Here are some other upcoming community events.


  • The Miles for Myleanna Poker Run is June 17th beginning at 10am at Annie’s Bar, sponsored by The Bad Dogs motorcycle club. The ride will raise money for Myleanna – a young girl who lost her leg in an accident. Chicken barbeque to follow at West Windsor Fire Station.
  •  The 5th Annual Susan Nelson and Mark Samson Memorial Golf Tournament is June 17th at Blue Stone Golf Course. This is a captain and crew tournament to raise money for Susan and Mark’s Oxford Scholarship Program funds. For more information call Mike and Missy Chrystie at 316-0857.
  •  The United Way of Broome County teams up with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies for “We Care Wednesdays” on June 21st at NYSEG Stadium to encourage individuals to get involved in our community. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 607-240-2027.
  •  Doug’s Fish Fry will be at Matthews Plane Pre-owned, 2100 Vestal Parkway East, June 23rd from 11am to 6pm to benefit Mom’s House.
  •  St. Joseph's Church in Endicott hosts its annual bazaar from Friday, June 16th through Sunday, June 18th.  The annual bazaar offers amazing food, live entertainment, a casino tent, raffles, theme baskets, children's games, and a white elephant/garage sale.
  •  VFW Auxiliary Post 1371 will host a Craft/Vendor Fair during the Owego Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 17th, from 9am until 4pm. A huge variety of shopping and food all located inside.
  •  June 17th and 18th, the Nanticoke Valley Historical Society in the Town of Maine will present an exhibit entitled "Meet the Dudley's: Pioneers, Farmers, Doctors, Witnesses to History." The museum buildings: Schoolhouse No. 4, Pitcher's Mill and the Janet W. Bowers Museum will be open for free guided tours both days from 1-4 PM.
  • The Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier (MHAST) announces their Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, June 21 starting at 12:00 Noon at Atrio, 411 Hooper Road, Endwell, NY. The public is invited to attend the catered lunch meeting at noon at a cost of $15. Special members of the community will be recognized as Friends of MHAST and outgoing members of our Board of Directors, Kate Murray and Colleen McKinney, will be honored. Seating for the meeting and luncheon is limited so please register by Friday, June 16 to reserve your seat online at, or by calling 607-771-8888 extension 336.
  •  The EPAC Classic Fairy Tales Series will present "Rumpelstiltskin Is My Name", June 23rd through the 25th at The Robert Eckert Theater, 102 Washington Avenue in the Endicott Performing Arts Center.
  •  The Jesse Katen School of Dance presents its Thirteenth Annual Summer Recital, "Take Your Passion and Make it Happen!" Watch students ages 3 to adult take the stage and show off their growth over the course of the last year in genres such as ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop at Windsor High School auditorium, June 10th at 2:00pm, and June 11th at 2:00pm. An Awards Ceremony will be held at the conclusion of Sunday's performance. Tickets are available at the studio in advance and at the door.
  •  The 14th Annual Zoo Brew officially has a new name: Zoo Brew & Wine Too! This year, Zoo Brew & Wine Too will be inside the zoo, allowing visitors to enjoy the sights and sounds of the zoo while sampling craft beer and wine. It’s June 17th from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Breweries and wineries will be set up along the path for a more interactive zoo experience! Twenty-one years of age and over. Tickets are $30 for members, $35 for non-members, and $10 for designated drivers. Tickets are on sale now at the zoo’s ticket booth, by visiting or by calling 607-724-5461 x231.
  •  The Senior Hiking Club of Broome County will meet a Finch Hollow, 1394 Oakdale Road, Johnson City, June 28th at 10am. Rain or shine. For more information call 778-2411.
  •  A special summer reading event is taking place and you're invited! Families with young children are encouraged to kick off the Broome County Summer Reads program on June, 28th at 10:00am at the Broome County Public Library. There will be an array of activities and even an appearance from Binghamton legend Rowdy the Rumble Pony! For more information call 607-762-8144.
  • The EPAC Classic Fairy Tales Series will present "Rumpelstiltskin Is My Name", June 23rd through the 25th at The Robert Eckert Theater located at 102 Washington Avenue in the Endicott Performing Arts Center.
  • Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a delicious roast beef supper Saturday, June 24th at the Thompson United Methodist Church, 586 Main Street, Thompson, P-A. Take out starts at 4:30 while the eat in starts at 5. For more information call 570-442-1208.
  • Is your telescope just sitting around collecting dust? If so, dig it out and bring it to Kopernik! Come on down June 30th at 8:30 pm. The experts there will assess its condition and show you how to use it. Let Kopernik help you Look Up and Dream Big.
  • Kopernik is hosting an exciting art meets science workshop June 30th at 3pm. Budding geologists will learn about different types of rocks and minerals while also creating their own earrings, necklaces and ornaments! Students will also get to observe fluorescent rocks and create their own glow-in-the-dark pet rock! Tuition includes $20 materials fee.
  • On June 30th at 3:00pm Kopernik is taking students in grades 3 and 4 on a journey through our solar system. There will be a variety of activities where kids will learn about different planets and moons. They will construct models, analyze rocks, and drill for layers in a Mars cookie! Students will also get to interact with NASA scientists and get to work with Kopernik’s NASA Solar System Ambassador.
  • The Four County Library System is seeking funding support for a new bookmobile to serve people living in residential facilities and remote rural areas. The FCLS is currently running an online fundraiser and is taking contributions. For more information call 607-723-8236 ext. 350.
  • The Tioga County Rural Ministry is seeking used bikes! They will refurbish used bikes and are happy to then pass them to children or adults who need them. Call 607-687-2616 for more information.
  • Do you have a few hours each week to help your community? Become a volunteer for Meals on wheels and provide meaningful support to those in need. Being a volunteer is a great way to develop new skills and knowledge while also helping your community. If you or anyone you know would like to contribute please contact 607-778-6205.


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