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Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally

August 5 - August 7

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 7, 2022

In 1983, a few families got together and argued over who had the best Spiedie recipe in Binghamton. Spiedies are small pieces of marinated meat (lamb, chicken, pork or beef) that can be skewered and then grilled. To put an end to their friendly rivalry, they held the first Spiedie Fest Cooking Contests in 1983 and 1984. After a successful contest in 1984, a small committee formed and it was decided to create the first Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally at Otsiningo Park with about 5 hot air balloons, some local music and a small children’s area. The goal was simple, to host a safe, fun, affordable event in which our community would be proud. The first year had an attendance of approximately 4,000.

We now host what is considered one of the top hot air balloon rallies in the country drawing over 100,000 admissions each year. Our philosophy remains the same now as it was in 1984: provide a safe, fun and affordable weekend for our community.

All inclusive tickets are $25/day — includes festival admission, concerts and all Meet & Greets.

Festival Only Tickets ae $7.00 per day, Free for children under 8.

 

Details

Start:
August 5
End:
August 7
Website:
https://www.spiediefest.com/

Venue

Binghamton, NY United States + Google Map