(Written by Alexa Zbytniewski)Speaking on the June 21 weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, President of the Binghamton Business and Professional Association Ron Sall talks about the plans for the 52nd annual July Fest and all of the exciting things that it entails.  

Sall says that there will be a great diversity of crafters, vendors and artists selling their work along with live music including two multiple Grammy award winning artists performing over the weekend!

This celebration of the arts will take place in Downtown Binghamton from Friday, July 11 to Sunday, July 13. The festival runs from 10 am until dark on Friday and Saturday, and starts at 10 am on Sunday then wraps up at 5pm that evening. Things from t-shirts to pottery to turned wood will be sold by crafters, vendors and artists at all sorts of price ranges.

For more information on the event, visit the event’s website at www.JulyFestBinghamton.com where you can find every crafter, vendor and artist that will being selling work along with their personal websites. You can also keep up with their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JulyfestBinghamton to keep up with times, changes, and locations of things during the weekend on your mobile phone.

Southern Tier Close Up can be heard Saturdays at 12:10 p.m. on News Radio 1290 WNBF.