Spiediefest Closes Tonight
The 2013 Spiediefest concludes tonight at Otsiningo Park. The 29th Annual Spiediefest drew large crowds as big-name entertainment highlighted the event. Leann Rimes played to a jam-packed crowd yesterday and Mother Nature cooperated with pleasant temperatures and plenty of sunshine. Highlighted by the Rimes' concert, yesterday drew an estimated 60,000 visitors to the Spiediefest. This afternoon Emily Osment and Keegan Allen performed in concert. She co-starred on Disney's Hannah Montana and he is best known for his role on TV's "Pretty Little Liars".
A balloon launch is set for this evening as weather permits. Scheduled launch time is 6:30 PM. The Festival is set to close at 8:30 this evening.
Earlier today the Kelly LaBare 5K Race/Walk was held followed by a Spiedie Cooking Contest. Proceeds from the Spiediefest and Balloon Rally go to benefit area charities. Heading into this year's event over one million dollars has been contributed to various charitable organizations.