First night of Broome County Fair (with photos)

By Perry Russom

July 23, 2013 Updated Jul 24, 2013 at 4:16 PM EDT

Whitney Point, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Broome County Fair is full of bumps, screams and stomach-stirring rides.

The fair opened its gates on Tuesday for the first time this summer in Whitney Point.

Cindy McMullin started coming to the fair when she was a child. She kept the tradition going by bringing her niece and nephew this year.

"It's just fun to watch," said McMullin, of Richford. "I remember doing it when I was a kid and now we like to bring all of these guys to do it, too."

This year, the fair has more than 20 rides suitable for both adults and children.

Dan Clark, of Lisle, has been coming to the fair for 35 years. He rode the carousel with his grandchildren.

"This is the first year they're old enough to know what's going on," said Clark.

He said he used to bring his daughter here when she was young.

"To the kids, it means a lot," Clark said.

The fair is more than just rides. There is a chainsaw carving event everyday of the fair and a 4-H show.

Emma Smith is in the 4-H program. She's showing off her horse Hershey this week. All evening, fair goers strolled up and down the barn checking out her horse.

"He likes the attention because he used to race," said Smith.

The fair will run through Sunday night.

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