Everybody loves a county fair, and Central New York does it better than anybody.  Here is the lineup for this summer:

Afton Fair (Afton), July 11-14. www.theaftonfair.com  Featuring flea markets, midway and a Miss Afton Fair pageant.

Broome County Fair (Whitney Point), July 23-28 www.broomecountyfairny.com  Featuring tractor pulls and a rodeo.

Schoharie County Sunshine Fair (Cobleskill), July 27-August 3 www.sunshinefair.org Featuring midway, horse show and a parade with Amazing Race winners the Beekman Boys as Grand Marshals.

Chenango County Fair (Norwich), August 6-11 http://chenangocountyfair.homestead.com/Featuring "Old Tyme Bluegrass Band Competition"

Delaware County Fair (Walton) Aug. 12-17 www.delawarecountyfair.org  Featuring country music stars Montgomery Gentry

Otsego County Fair (Morris) July 30-Aug 4  www.otsegocountyfair.org  Featuring midway rides and karaoke singing contests