The 2013 Spiediefest and Balloon Rally is set for August 2,3 and 4 at Otsiningo Park.  Today, Spiediefest Events Coordinator Dave Pessagno and Broome County Executive Debbie Preston announced the entertainment schedule for the three-day festival.

Always among the most popular events of the Spiediefest are the balloon  launches.  Weather permitting the first balloon launch is scheduled for 6:30 PM Friday night. Other launches are scheduled for 6:30 AM Saturday and Sunday and Saturday evening at 6:30.

Top-notch musical entertainment is scheduled for all three days of the Spiediefest.  Friday evening Night Ranger will perform.  They are best known for their hit song "Sister Christian". Country  Superstar LeAnn Rimes highlights Saturday's events.  Former Yankee standout Roy White, a two-time all-star and a member of two World Series Championship teams will sign autographs from 11 AM - 2 PM.

On Sunday the Kelly Lebare 5k race will be held beginning at 9:30 AM.  Emily Osment, who co-starred on Disney's Hannah Montana and Keegan Allen perform live in concert at 2 PM.

Spiediefest buttons are required to get into the concerts, meet and greets and autograph sessions.  Buttons are available until July 5 for $20 and after that date for $25.  Button purchase locations include: area Weis Markets, Wegmans, Wendy's , the Oakdale Mall office, Cost Cutter's, Lupo's, Sidney Federal Credit Union and Horizons Federal Credit Union