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Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally

August 3 - August 5

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 4, 2024

With its humble beginnings as a small community event, Spiedie Fest has grown into a beloved tradition that attracts thousands of visitors each year to Binghamton, NY.

In 1983, a few families got together and argued over who had the best spiedies recipe in Binghamton. To put an end to their friendly rivalry, they held the first Spiedie Fest Cooking Contests in subsequent years.

In 2001, the festival was recognized by the Library of Congress with a Legacy Award and today a Spiedie Fest display resides in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. In 2005, the festival was named one of the 100 Destinations in the U.S. by Destination Magazine.

Over the last three decades, with tremendous support from the community, Spiedie Fest has grown from its origins as a spiedie cook-off to include hot air balloons, musical acts, family entertainment, a 5k run/walk, volleyball tournament, car show and dozens of food and merchandise vendors.

Last year Spiedie Fest was featured in The New York Times.

Spiedie Fest is now a showcase of the best Broome County has to offer.


August 3
August 5
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Spiedie Fest


Otsiningo Park
1 Otsiningo Park
Binghamton, New York 13905
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