(WBNG Binghamton) Action News is taking you on some trips this summer, showing you some fun things to do in the area not far from home.
The Dick's Open brings tens of thousand of people to the Southern Tier.
It's a chance to watch some PGA tour golf, but also learn how to play.
"Wednesday is the Pro Am and Thursday is the Pro Am. On Thursday this year we have Nancy Lopez who is a Hall of Fame Golfer who going to to a women's clinic," says coordinator Dave Pessagno.
While the course is looking ready to drive now, nearly 1 year ago, hope for the Dick's Open seemed far from possible.
Crews at the Enjoie Golf Course made it happen putting endless hours on the greens.
"That course was under 12 feet of water. It sat there for 2 weeks. You go down there now, tee to green it's absolutely beautiful," says Pessagno.
The course is ready for players, and local businesses are ready for the economic boom that comes from the Dick's Open.
Another festival that brings in big crowds and big business, the 28th annual Spiedie Fest at Otsiningo Park.
Also bigger than last year, Pessagno runs that event too.
He says they are working to up the ante from last year, bringing in the USTA Tennis Group.
"They come in and lay two tennis courts down. It's going to be free tennis clinics for the kids," says Pessagno.
It's about bringing in more for less.
"...trying to do more for the community, trying to have families come in and not have to reach in their pockets so much,"says Pessagno.
"We have over 400 vendors this year between craft, commercial, food and business that are here," says Pessagno.
That's not figuring in all of the musical talent playing throughout the weekend.
You'd be hard pressed to find something you didn't like at Spiedie Fest.