The 33rd Annual Spiediefest and Balloon Rally is underway and continues through Sunday at Ostiningo Park. The celebration combines spiedies, hot-air balloons and plenty of food and entertainment. The Spiediefest opened at 3 PM today and runs til dusk. Festival hours are 6 AM til dusk both Saturday and Sunday.
Friday walk-in admission is free courtesy of Visions Federal Credit Union. Visitors do however need a ticket to enter the concert area. Saturday and Sunday walk-in admission costs eight dollars per person with children ten and under admitted free. Sales for concert admission tickets end at 6 PM Friday.
There is a wide variety of vendors with food and refreshments all around the Spiediefest grounds. Major highlights include a car show at 10 AM on Saturday and a Spiedie Cooking Contest Sunday at 1 PM.
Music entertainment includes:
Friday at 7 PM Dennis DeYoung with the Music of Styx
Saturday at 5 PM Blue Oyster Cult followed by Eddie Money at 6 PM
Sunday at 4 PM Kelly Pickler followed by Sara Evans at 530 PM.
Parking is available on the campus of SUNY Broome with shuttle bus service to the Spiediefest.