Conklin Fair Returns July 16th

Here are all the details we have so far:

942 Conklin Rd
Conklin, NY

Schedule of Events

This is a tentative schedule.  More features will be added as confirmations are received


Thursday, July 16, 2015

5:00 - 10:00 P.M.


First Responders Night

6:00-10:00 Ride Special - Enjoy our fabulous rides from Main Event Amusements for one price!

5:00 - 10:00 - On Grounds - Jimmy J's Avian Rescue - featuring exotic birds

5:00 - 10:00 - On Grounds - Army National Guard Rock Climbing Wall

6:00 - 9:00 - On Grounds - Chainsaw Sculpture Exhibition featuring Dave Adams

6:00 First Responders Parade (from 1109 Conklin Road to the Fairgrounds)

                         This year's parade will feature the one and only Ronald McDonald!

7:00 - At the Veterans' Memorial - Opening Ceremony - featuring a firing of "Moses" the famed Civil War Cannon, the National                                                                     Anthem from thrumpet soloist Louie G, and music from the Penn Dixie Band

7:00 - On Grounds - Jim's RC Radio Controlled Cars Points Race

7:30 - 8:30 - At the Entrance to the Grounds - Car Show - weather permitting, after the parade some members of the Iroquois and

                                                               Cruisin' Buddies Car Clubs will remain on grounds to show their classic cars.

7:30 - 8:30 - Overhead - Aerial Show from Jim's RC and the Conklin Air Heads

7:00 - 9:00 - On Grounds - Two Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park ZooMobiles

8:00 - 10:00 - On Stage - Music from Brotherhood


Friday, July 17, 2915

5:00 - 10:00 P.M.


6:00 - 10:00 - Ride Special - enjoy all our fabulous rides from Main Event Amusements for one price!

5:00 - 8:00 - On Stage - Our host for the evening, Justin Case

5:00 - 9:00 - On Grounds - Jimmy J's Avian Rescue - featuring exotic birds

5:00 - 9:00 - On Grounds - Chainsaw Sculpture Exhibition featuring Dave Adams

5:00 -10:00 - On Grounds - Army National Guard Rock Climbing Wall

5:00 - 8:00 - Overhead - Aerial Show from Jim's RC and the Conklin Air Heads

5:00 - 8:00 - On Grounds - Remote broadcast by Magic 101.7 featuring Tejay Schwartz

5:00 - 7:00 - On Stage - The Music of Ed Travis

6:00 - 9:00 - On Grounds - Close-up Magic with Nate Hickey

6:00 - 9:00 - On Grounds - Two BinghamtonZoo atRoss Park Zoomobiles

7:00 - 8:00 - On Stage - Alex Boyce, World Class Magician

8:00 -9:00 - Overhead - Aerial Show from Jims RC and the Conkin Air Heads

8:00 - 10:00 - On Stage - Music from the Short Change Band


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Noon - 10:00 P.M.


1:00 - 5:00 - Ride Special - Enjoy our fabulous rides from Main Event Amusements for one price!

Noon - 8:00 - On Stage - Our host for the day, Justin Case

Noon - 2:45 - On Grounds - Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park Zoomobile

Noon - 3:00 - On Grounds - Monic's Heart Greyhound Rescue

Noon - 5:00 - On Grounds - Doxy's Equine Rescue - Horses & Ponies Petting Zoo

Noon - 8:00 - On Grounds - Nyala Farms Alpacas Featuring Lamb to Loom - spinning alpaca fiber and lamb's wool into yarn

1:00 - Overhead - Aerial Show from Jim's RC and the Conklin Air Heads

1:00 - In the Community Center - Pie Baking Contest - Judging by the Pastry Chef from Moxie's Wood-Fired Grill

1:00 - 4:00 - On Stage - The Country Stylings of Gary Jennings

1:00 - 5:00 - On Grounds - Chainsaw Sculpture Exhibition featuring Dave Adams

2:00 - 3:00 - In the Community Center - Dance Exhibition featuring Infinity Dance

2:00 - 3:00 - On Grounds - Sack Races at the Free Kids Tent - trophies and ribbons to be awarded

2:00 - 6:00 - On Grounds - Jerry Keebler will be making balloon animals for fairgoers

3:15 - 9:00 - On Grounds - Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park Zoomobile

4:00 - 5:00 - On Stage - Bridgewater Church Praise Team Band

4:00 - On Grounds - Conklin Fair Chase for the Hundo - A Radio Controlled Auto Race presented by Jim's RC

5:00 - 6:00 - Overhead - Aerial Show from Jim's RC and the Conklin Air Heads

5:00 - 9:00 - On Grounds - Juggler Extraordinaire Wil Stafford on his Unicycle

5:00 - 7:00 - On Stage - The music of Ed Travis

6:00-10:00 Ride Special - Enjoy our fabulous rides from Main Event Amusements for one price!

6:00 - 9:00 - On Grounds - Chainsaw Sculpure Exhibition featuring Dave Adams

6:00 - 9:00 - On Grounds - Jimmy J's Avian Rescue - featuring exotic birds

7:00 - 8:00 - Overhead - Aerial Show from Jim's RC and the Conklin Air Heads

8:00 - 10:00 - On Stage - Music from Beard of Bees

9:30  - On Grounds - Firing of Moses the Cannon announces the upcoming fireworks

10:00 - Overhead - Fireworks Display from American Fireworks






Among Our Vendors and Exhibitors

This is a tentative list.  More vendors and exhibitors will be added as confirmations are received


Rides and Midway


Main Event Amusements of Solvay NY provide the rides and midway for our Fair.  The owners have more than 30 years of experience in mobile concessions and are members of the New York State Show Peoples Association and the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs.  Main Event Amusements is proud to provide quality family amusements.  They strive to provide our guests with a small amusement park atmosphere and all of their employees wear Main Event Amusements show shirts so they are easy to find.




American Fireworks  are one of the largest fireworks display companies in the north east.  With over five generations of fireworks experience, they offer a unique combination of old world traditions and modern technology.  Their master pyrotechnician will provide the fireworks display that closes our Fair.


Fabulous Fair Food


Binghamton Elks Lodge – Halupki, Garlic Potatoes, Sausage Bread, Phillie Steak Sandwiches

Conklin Fair Committee, Inc. – Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Strawberry Shortcake, Pie (on Saturday)

Conklin Fire Company Women’s Auxiliary – Chicken Spiedies, Pierogies, Chicken Spiedie Salads, Flavored Iced Coffee

Conklin Kiwanis – Funnel Cakes, Deep Fried Oreos

Frosty Joe’s – Ice Cream

Marine Corps League - Kielbasa on a Roll, Sloppy Joes, Salt Potatoes

Our Lady of Lourdes K of C - Blooming Onions, Fried Vegetables, Mozzarella Sticks, Sausage with Peppers & Onions

Pepe’s BBQ  - Steamed Clams. Slow Roasted BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Corn on the Cob, Macaroni Salad.

Tonarlo’s – Pizza, Boneless Wings, Meatball Subs, Snow Cones, Deep-Fried Ice Cream



Products and Services


Barbara's Crafts paracord necklaces, hemp dog collars, memory lockets and other jewelry, home-made doll clothes, crocheted scarves, and more!

Conklin Forks United Methodist Church "Willing Workers Happy Pie Hour" is held every fourth Friday of the month from 6:00 -8:00 PM at the Church.  All pies are home-made by Church members.  Proceeds are used towards improvements for the Church.  Their delicious pies will be available for sale at the Fair - whole pies or by the slice.

Empirical Paranormal was established in 2004 and is a leader in the paranormal field.  They are a Binghamton based paranormal investigation team that services many counties.  They do investigations, presentations, lectures, events, counseling, and so much more.

First Investors Since its founding in 1930, First Investors has followed the guiding principle of personal service connecting "Main Street to Wall Street" by helping individual investors and everyday families reach their financial goals through its nationwide network of registered representatives. Offering a competitive array of financial products and services including mutual funds, annuities, and life insurance.

Foam It Insulation will be on grounds to promote community awareness of no-cost energy audits.  They will also promote awareness of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Energy Star program.

KEEP Collective a collection of ONE-OF-A-KIND, interchangeable Keepers and Keys. Each one is a wearable touchstone, an instant reminder of the big things, the small things, and all the things that matter.   Your one-of-a-kind life made into one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Lavender Fields hand-made lavender products, sewn hot & cold packs, eye pillows, sachets, drawer pillows, homemade soaps, lotions, body butters and body oils.

Nancy's Treasures tie-dyed, leather, sunglasses, jewelry and fishing gear.

Nature's Journey formerly known as Faery Dustings will be offering all things nature related for kids and adults such as Crystals and Gemstones, native spirituality tools, animal medicine card readings, earthen ware jewelry and totems, fairy wings, headpieces and wands and so much more.

Origami Owl is a leading custom jewelry company known for telling stories through their signature Living Lockets, personalized Charms, Bracelets, Earrings and more.

Pampered Chef is committed to developing multi-purpose kitchen tool, providing expert cooking tips and crating simple recipes that enhance shared mealtime and suit busy lifestyles.  Their product line includes nearly 500 offerings from entertaining to cookware, cutlery to cookbooks, and stoneware.

Park Lane Jewelry is designer-inspired and available at a cash & carry special of 50% off, only at the Fair.  In addition, any orders placed at the Fair will be entitled to an amazing Fair special.  So stop by and see why their jewelry is considered #1 by E! Entertainment and Dancing With the Stars.

Pink Zebra is home décor, home fragrance items, soy-based wax sprinkles, candles, simmer lights and pots, reed diffusers, hand soaps and hand lotions.  Products that are sulfate & paraben free, non-toxic and eco-friendly.

Quality Roofing Systems  is an independent contractor who applies acrylic roofing coatings from the Conklin Co., which offer superior protection against the elements and provide substantial energy efficiency.  

Scott LTD Fair Trade alpaca blankets, scarves and capes, tagua nut jewelry, orange peel, corn and coffee peel necklaces, all from Ecuador.  Your purchase helps bring a better standard of living to the people of Carabuela, Ecuador.

Tastefully Simple provides exceptional tasting experiences and lifestyle solutions, through simple, delicious food and enriching business opportunities.  Founded in Alexandria, Minnesota, in June of 1995, Tastefully Simple, Inc. is the original national home taste-testing company featuring more than 80 delicious, easy-to-prepare foods.

Tupperware  design-centric product line that include preparation, storage, containment and serving solutions for the kitchen and home. 

WellCare Health Plans will be on grounds to provide information about their Medicare Advantage Plus plan. 

Woodside Wood Products offers a wide variety of items that are 99% locally made.  Their product line includes Picnic tables, business and event signs, display boxes (jersey's or baseballs, etc), decorative cutouts, toys, toy boxes (indoor or outdoor), skids, pallets, candles, and more

Younique Make-up offers naturally based, mineral comprised and good for you cosmetics and skincare products made in the USA.  They promote uplifting, empowering and validating women.  Every product is backed by their "Love It" guarantee.  Their top-selling 3D Fiber Lash mascara gives you 3X the WOW factor over regular mascara.  It is truly amazing!


Under Our Health & Wellness Tent


Action for Older Persons assists clients with Medicare issues and plan selection.  They conduct the Long Term Care ombudsman program, an advocacy program for those in nursing homes and help people choose long term care plans.  They also assist people in learning technology.

American Red Cross Southern Tier Chapter will display information and provide free literature to promote individual and household preparedness to make sure you are as prepared as you possibly can be for potential disasters and other emergencies. 

Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth a nonprofit child welfare agency working with children and families since 1886.  Many of their programs and services are community, home, and school based and include foster care, group homes, family preservation and reunification, truancy and crisis prevention, and counseling (individual, group, family.)

Binghamton Vet Center provides free and confidential counseling services to combat veterans and their families.  Those services include: PTSD, bereavement, depression and anxiety, anger management, military sexual trauma, family and marriage counseling and more.

Broome County Office for Aging helps seniors, caregivers and professionals by providing services and benefits that people need as they age.  Services include adult daycare and caregiver services, elder abuse outreach, foster grandparent program, nutrition counseling, Meals on Wheels, recreational opportunities, and much more.

Dr. Garabed A. Fattal Community Free Clinic sponsored by SUNY Upstate Medical Binghamton Clinical Campus was established in 1997.  The population served are uninsured adults of the Southern Tier, Pennsylvania and visiting uninsured who are 18 years to 64 years old, who do not qualify for Veterans Benefits, Medicare, Medicaid or Government sponsored insurance.   Open Thursday evenings at 225 Front Street, Broome County Health Department.  They will be on grounds on Thursday and Friday.

Family Planning of South Central NY is a local non-profit health clinic specializing in reproductive and sexual health.  Think you are not a candidate for their services.  Think again!  They offer birth control, annual exams for all genders, STD and pregnancy tests, cancer screenings and much more.

Fidelis Care offers free or low-cost comprehensive health insurance, including Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Advantage, Child Health Plus, and products available through NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. Additionally, Fidelis Care offers Managed Long Term Care products for adults who qualify for nursing home care, but are capable of staying safely in their own homes with the right care and support.

Greater Binghamton Health Center NYS Office of Mental Health inpatient and outpatient treatment programs, including community support services and housing.  They provide a therapeutic person centered approach to children, adults and their families.

Heart Centered Living is a cooperative of like-minded individuals whose focus is sharing from the heart for the heart through workshops, services and events.

Life Choices Center offers a safe confidential place for those facing an unwanted pregnancy to discuss their choices.  They do not pressure clients or try to make a choice for them.  They offer a non-judgmental listening ear and provide clients with accurate information and resources to help them make the best, most informed choice possible.

Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier helps to unite recipients of mental health services and their families with mental health professionals, service providers and advocates to create collaborations, generate action, and combat the devastating stigma of mental illness.  Their mission is to enhance the lives of all residents in our community by the quality of mental health and wellness through advocacy, education and support.

YWCA of Binghamton ENCOREplus breast and cervical program provides mammograms and cervical screenings to uninsured and underinsured women in Broome and Tioga Counties. Also, Look for their "All Paws for a Cause" Dog Walk fundraiser Sunday, August 9, 10am-1pm Otsiningo Park.

Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network provides support and education for parents of infants & toddlers to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes and support the health and development of individuals and families.  Other services include teen pregnancy prevention and risk reduction educational programming and support and advocacy for health insurance issues.  They provide services regardless of one’s economic status.


Additional Vendors and Exhibitors


Adams Chainsaw Carvings creates custom chainsaw carvings and wood products for your home or business.  Dave Adams will be doing a chainsaw carving exhibition throughout the Fair.  Adams Carving will also be raffling off a large carving of a bear to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park Zoomobile The Binghamton Zoo was founded in 1875 and is the fifth oldest zoo in the country.  The Zoomobile program is a mobile education tool that brings a variety of live animals and artifacts to your location.  

Boy Scout Troop 83 The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with 2.7 million youth members and over 1 million adult volunteers.  The BSA's goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities and educational programs.  BSA Troop 83 will be marching in our parade and "camping out" on the fairgrounds.  They also will be collecting empty bottle and cans on grounds.

Bridgewater Church offers Sunday services with relevant teaching, casual dress and a live band, Community groups and a great Children's Ministry.  The Church will be operating the Fair’s Free Kids’ Tent, offering games, fun activities, contests and prizes to children at no cost!

Broome Volunteer Emergency Squad is a not for profit volunteer based ambulance agency serving Broome County and the surrounding community since 1976.  Their mission is to provide good quality care to all patients.  This community minded organization provides ambulance and paramedic services to a number of local events, including the Conklin Fair.

Catskill Shed Company doesn’t dump a pre-fab thing into your backyard. They’re artisans who work with you to design exactly what you want.  All their backyard structures follow the same standards they learned as apprentices – integrity, dependability, attention to detail, commitment to excellence and Old World traditions. They specialize in green construction.

Conklin Cycle Center has provided their customers with the best possible Motorcycles, ATV's and Side by Sides since 1975.   They will display an array of recreational vehicles at the Fair.

Conklin Fair Committee, Inc. Our tent will feature Social Media, utilizing Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  It will be the base of operations for the paramedics of the Broome Volunteer Ambulance Service.

Conklin Veterans Memorial.  This beautiful memorial to the men and women of Conklin who served in the military is located at the entrance to the fairgrounds.  Bob Page, a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam and the driving force behind the memorial, will be on grounds to raise funds for permanent lighting at the site.

Conklin Volunteer Fire Department is a 100% volunteer organization staffed by members of the Conklin community they serve.  They provide fire, rescue, and emergency medical services (EMS) to the approximately 5,400 people living within the Town of Conklin.  The Department operates the beer tent at the Fair, serving Coors Light and Yuengling on tap and Seagrams wine coolers.  Boxed wine is also available.

Doxy's Horse Recovery, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity.  They have an all volunteer staff and board of directors. Their mission is to recover, rehabilitate, and re-home equine.  Doxy's is committed to educating the public about proper care, and responsibility of horses.  Doxy's Horse Recovery, Inc. started out as a humane hobby in 2006.  In that time Doxy's has successfully re-homed hundreds of horses.

Embrace Country Life is dedicated to the promotion of local farms in the Southern Tier of New York.  Their website,, provides information on U-pick farms, farmers' markets, organic food, farm fun and much more

Face Painting by Tracy This one is self-explanitory.  If you have been to the Fair in recent years you've seen her work.  She does a great job - and kids love her! 

Gideons International is an association of Christian business and professional men and wives located in 200 countries for the purpose of distributing bibles and testaments free of any charge.  They have recently placed their 2 billionth scripture.

Great Lakes Golf Cars sales, service, rentals.  They carry new and used golf cars for sale.  Their rental fleet has a large selection of golf cars available for short-term or long-term rental including four and six passenger models.  They will exhibit some of their customized cars.  They donated the cars used in our parking lot to fairgrounds shuttle.

The Humane Society is an independent, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and finding homes for companion animals.  They serve the community by sheltering animals, finding them homes, investigating reports of animal cruelty, providing educational programs and rescuing animals from threatening situations.

Infinity Dance is a local fun, family oriented dance studio for students ages 2.5 and up.  In addition to providing information about their studio, they will also be selling hair flowers, tutus and key chains. They will be doing a dance exhibition on stage on Saturday.

Jimmy J's Avian Rescue Center, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non profit whose mission includes; education, recovery, rehabilitation and re-homing of parrots.  They will be exhibiting birds on Thursday and Friday evening, and walking the grounds with birds on Saturday evening.

Jim’s RC -This hobby shop carries stuff for pretty much all things radio control, plus they have a radio control car track outside their store at 70 Chenango Bridge Road in Binghamton.  Jim’s RC will be presenting the Aerial Shows at the Fair, as well as conducting radio control car races on Thursday and Saturday.

 Lamb to Loom gathers together to explore the fiber arts.  They offer a wide array of classes and plenty of opportunity for hands on learning.  The group meets monthly on the first Saturday, 10am-2pm at the Unitarian Universal Church on Riverside Drive, holding demonstrations and/or classes every month.  Their focus areas are spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting and felting.

Monica’s Heart, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to placing retired racing greyhounds into loving homes.  Since their inception in 1996, they have placed over twelve hundred retired racers.  They will participate in our parade and exhibit on grounds from noon until 3:00 PM on Saturday.

New York Army National Guard recruiting station will be providing information on requirements and benefits of joining the Army National Guard.  They will be bringing their popular Rock Climbing Wall on Thursday and Friday.

Nyala Farm Alpacas offer incredible support on genetics, fiber arts and care.  At Nyala Farm you will get much more than geat alpacas.  They are committed to their clients success!

Ronald McDonald House Charities will be on the fairgrounds raising funds on Saturday from noon until 6:00 with the Hamburgler.  Ronald himself will be appearing in our parade on Thursday.  Helping a sick child fight their illness takes a big enough emotional toll on a family. Adding a financial strain can make it all almost too much to bear. RMHC can help address those problems, whether they involve housing that’s near a hospitalized child, the expense of staying together in another city, or even getting basic medical and dental care in a vulnerable community.

Total Freight Solutions, LLC is a licensed and bonded freight shipping and trucking company running freight hauling business.   They are America's premier over-the-road flatbed carrier.  They will be on grounds recruiting drivers and providing information about their company. 

United Healthcare Community Plan free or low-cost health insurance information will be distributed.  They will also be able to do "on-site" applications through NY State of Health.

United States Army recruiting center will be providing information on requirements and benefits of joining the Army.

United States Marines (Saturday only) recruiting services will be providing information on requirements and benefits of joining the Marines.

United States Navy recruiting station will be providing information on requirements and benefits of joining the Navy.

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