Liftoff: Aug 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2019

No tickets will be sold day of shows. Ticket sales end Friday August 2nd at 7pm

Tickets are $20 until August 2nd. Tickets are required for Meet and Greets, and are good for admission and entrance into Concert Area for all days. Admission is Free at the Gate on Friday. Admission Saturday and Sunday is $5, children 8 and under are free. Tickets are good for all 3 days. They are good for all concerts and Meet and Greets for Sat and Sunday. Tickets will be held at Will Call which is at Front Entrances. 


Festival attendees are encouraged to report any suspicious or inappropriate behavior to Festival Personnel or by calling 911.

Now accepting Craft, Commercial and Food Vendors Call 607-761-2475 for information

Balloons Launch:


Friday at 6pm

Saturday at 7am and 6 pm

Sunday at 7am and 6 pm

2019 Lineup


Sydney Irving & The Mojo


Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas



Boo Boo Stewart from Descendants

1 – 4pm

Tom Nitti


Tessa Victoria


King Calaway


Hunter Hayes



Ethan Wacker

1 – 4pm

Matthew Cornwell




The spiedie fest balloon rally is heading into its

Hot air balloon rallies in the country

people for the 3 day event

Spiedie… A What!?

Spiedie fest & Balloon Rally facts

Spiedie's are a marinated cube of chicken, veal, pork and are put on a skewer and cooked on a grill

Spiedie's are unique to our area and legend has it came over from Italy in the 30's and 40's

In 1982 and 1983 there was a Spiedie Fest with families arguing over the best Spiedie Recipe

Still today a Spiedie Cooking Contest is held every year with people coming from all over to be crowned King

The secret to a great Spiedie is in the marinade

In 1984 the First Spiedie Fest Balloon Rally was held and 4000 people attended

In 2001 the Spiedie Fest received a Local Legacy Award and a permanent display sits in The Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

So much Family Fun!

Family friendly activities at Spiedie fest

50 Hot Air Balloons that fly Friday Evening and then Saturday and Sunday morning and Evening

Friday night the Balloons Fly and then they come back in the Park and inflate and then they do a Hot Air Balloon Night Glow at 9pm.

Craft and Commercial Area has over 300 booths to visit

300 Antique Cars and Trucks in the Show both Saturday and Sunday

Midway with rides for young kids as well as teenagers

Petting Zoo all weekend long with a great variety of animals each day

Corning has a Glass Blowing Demo

Sand Volleyball Tournament

Taste NY Tent Sample and buy great New York State Products

Beer and Wine tent (no alcohol allowed outside of tent)

25 Food Booths with Spiedie's and all the Festival foods.

Friday free at gate!

Festival Sponsorship provided in part by:

Visions Federal Credit Union
Tioga Downs Casino

Meet & Greets sponsored by:

Tioga Downs Casino

Hot Air Balloon launches sponsored by:

Tioga Downs Casino

Frisbee Dog Show sponsored by:

Tioga Downs Casino