Spiedie Fest weekend at Otsiningo Park is upon us and I'm glad that it's back on the first weekend in August. This year, we have 3 nights of awesome music including, Brian Kelley (Florida Georgia Line), Lou Gramm (Foreigner) and Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts).

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You may have questions about the concerts (when will they be performing, is there alcohol, etc) and we have your answers here. We can't forget about the local talent (including Tezza) that will be rocking the stage this weekend, see all the performers here.

We realize that you may have other questions about Spiedie Fest this weekend, so lets address those issues now.

Frequently Asked Spiedie Fest Questions

Spiedie Fest Hours

Friday - 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday - 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

What To Do If I Lose My Child

When you come to Spiedie Fest look for the Safety Pad as you enter. You can register your children and get them a wristband with your information. This will help get you reunited faster.

Safety Pad also has central location in the middle of the park near the announcement tent. The announcement tent would be on your right as your walking up the Otsiningo Park.

Do I Need Tickets For The Meet & Greets

No - All you need to meet Peppa Pic, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Miss New York, or Pro Wrestlers John Morrison, Taya Valkyrie, and Tommy Dreamer is your daily admission ticket.

Where Can I Park For Spiedie Fest

You can park at SUNY Broome and take the shuttle over to Otsiningo Park. Parking at SUNY Broome is $10 per vehicle (so load your car with all of your friends) and it includes your trip back and forth to Spiedie Fest.

Spiedie Fest also has a UBER and LYFT drop off at the festival, if you want to come to the park that way.

What Times Are The Hot Air Balloons Launch And Night Glows

Friday - Balloon Launch at 6 p.m., Night Glow at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday - Morning launch starts with  6 a.m. passenger arrival with 6:15 to 7 a.m. approximate  launch time. Night launch at 6 p.m.

Sunday - Same as Saturday.

Morning launches are free and no ticket is required. Keep in mind that wind and weather effects whether or not the balloons are able to take off.

Are There Tether Rides And How Much Does It Cost

Yes and they are free with your admission. The times are Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (different balloon). Dave Passagno can answer your hot air balloon and tethered balloon questions here.

What Times Are The Antique, Classic, Cool Car & Truck Show

It runs on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where and When Is The Spiedie Cook-Off

Sunday, August 7th at 1 p.m. It's in the main center field, look for the large yellow and white striped tent next to the pilots tent. If you didn't know, Spiedie Fest started out as a spiedie cooking contest to see who has the best spiedie.

You can go here to get answers to any other question you may have. Let's hope the weather cooperates and I'll see you this weekend.

Meet The Upstate New York Opening Acts For Spiedie Fest 2022!

One of the biggest attractions of Spiedie Fest every year (aside from the spiedies and hot air balloons, are the concerts.
This year, Brian Kelly from Florida Georgia Line, Lou Gramm from Foreigner, and Gary LeVox from Rascal Flatts are taking the stage at Otsiningo Park.

BUT, there are several opening acts that are giving proud representation of upstate New York, and a few that are from right here in the Southern Tier...

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