August 4, 5, 6, 2023

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Over the past three decades the Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally has grown into a full three day event that attracts over 100,000 people from across the country, making it the third largest hot air balloon festival in the U.S.!

Occupying the entirety of Otsiningo Park in Binghamton, NY for an extended weekend, Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally features live music performances from Top 40 and local artists, two volleyball tournaments, cooking contests, a car show, arts & crafts, lots of delicious food, rides, and all kinds of vendors. There’s something for everyone!

Friday Concert Location Change

Due to the strong threat of storms tomorrow, Friday, August 4, 2023, the Kurt Angle meet and greet and John Waite and Tommy DeCarlo concerts have been moved to the Visions Veterans Memorial Arena. The times will be the same.

Your Friday concert pass will get you into the arena for the meet and greet and concerts.

If you don’t have a concert ticket for Friday night, you can still pay $20 at the arena.

The decision to move the Friday entertainment lineup to the arena was made through consultation with the National Weather Service, as well as emergency and parks personnel, to ensure the park is in proper condition to accommodate thousands of attendees.

Friday Park Cancellation

Due to weather, all festival activities at the park are canceled. Tonight’s concert will still occur but has been moved to the arena.

2023 Featured Balloons

Music Concerts

Car Show Feature Vehicle

This year’s car show is “jumping” with joy to introduce our feature vehicle, a replica of the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard tv show and movies.

This awesome car will be out on display for you to get pictures with during the show on Saturday and Sunday.

Win a ride in the General!
Best dressed Bo, Luke, and Daisy Duke are eligible for a ride in the General after the festival – photo entries with the car all weekend!

Kelly LaBare 5K Run/Walk

Each year, on the first Sunday of August, we celebrate Kelly’s life through the Kelly LaBare 5K – Celebration Of Life Run/Walk. We invite you to join us to honor her memory and play a part in carrying forward her incredible legacy.

Festival Schedule