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Spiedie Fest 2023

Impressive hot air balloons, family entertainment, and three nights of concerts


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Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally is a three-day summer festival held in Otsiningo Park in Binghamton, NY. The popular event draws over 100,000 people from across the country during a weekend in early August. In addition to hot air balloons of all shapes and colors, Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally features live music performances from top musicians and local artists, two volleyball tournaments, amusement rides, a car show, arts & crafts, cooking contests, and food vendors.

One of the largest balloon festivals in the US, Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally dates back to 1984. The main highlights include over 25 hot air balloons scheduled for 5 launches, weather permitting, a 5K Run/Walk, and a fantastic children's area. Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally usually hosts Antique, Classic, Cool Car & Truck Show, with numerous vehicles dating all the way back to the 1920s.

The first mass balloon launch takes place on Friday, at about 6 pm, with many colorful hot air balloons covering the sky over Broome County. The launch is followed by the spectacular Hot Air Balloon Night Glow at 8:30 pm. You won't forget the sight of gorgeous tethered balloons glowing with the light from their burners against the evening sky!

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