Finishing Touches For Broome County Fair

By WBNG News

July 26, 2010 Updated Jul 27, 2010 at 10:43 AM EDT

The Broome County Fair is set to open Tuesday, celebrating its 136th year in Whitney Point.

Organizers are taking care of the finishing touches.

Tightening up the last screws and bolts, Broome County fair workers are laboring getting the fair grounds ready for Tuesday

This century old friendly family affair has become a staple of the community.

Chuck Sweet says, "I remember growing up here in Whitney Point and coming to the fair. You know you always look forward to it in the summer."

Another fair goes, Courtney Richards says, "It's like a tradition. Our families always come. Now as we get old we have to come"

Visitors can look forward to the usual fair favorites like Cotton Candy, Fried Dough and a giant Ferris Wheel.

But fair organizers say they've sprinkled in a few surprises for patrons like more rides and vendors.

It takes about 24 hours and close to 50 bodies in manual labor to put everything together.

By Tuesday afternoon, all of the rides and booths will open for everyone's enjoyment.

Organizers expect to top last year's attendance, estimated near 35,000 people.

The only thing left on the list of preparations for organizers, is welcoming in the people.

Sweet says, "We've got a good menu of things for people to see, I hope. We've done what we can do. So, come out and enjoy it!"

The fair runs from 11:00 am until 11:00 pm from Tuesday through Sunday.

Admission is $7 dollars during the week and $8 dollars on Saturday.

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