2022 Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally Schedule, Tickets, More

After two years of canceled events and changed dates, the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally is back on its normal schedule for 2022.

The festival takes place in Otsiningo Park from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening.

As in previous years, Spiedie Fest will bring craft vendors, food, games and activities to the park, and launch hot air balloons into the sky for all of Broome County to see.

On your way to the Spiedie Fest and Ballonrallye 2022? Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s festival:

When is the Games Festival and Balloon Rally 2022?

The festival opens Friday at 3pm, then Saturday-Sunday at 10am for balloon launches.

It closes at 21:00 Friday, 20:30 Saturday-Sunday.

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Brian Kelly of Florida Georgia Line performs at the CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday June 11, 2016 (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

How much do Spiedie Fest tickets cost?

A day pass for Spiedie Fest is $10; Children under 8 years free. Buy day passes at the gate on the day you visit the festival.

Other tickets, including passes that include the weekend’s concerts, are available at all Mirabito stores in Broome County. If you want to attend one of the weekend concerts, you can purchase a concert and a day’s festival pass for $20 ($40 at the box office).

A weekend pass for two, including all three days of the festival and concerts, costs $99 and can be purchased online through TicketMaster or at a local Mirabito store.

Lou Gramm performing in Nashville, Tennessee in 2016.

Spiedie Fest concerts: who is performing?

Brian Kelly, one half of the Florida Georgia Line; Foreigner’s Lou Gramm and Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox perform on Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Brian Kelly’s concert starts at 7 p.m. on Friday.

On Saturday, the pre-show party starts at 3:00 p.m. with local artists Allie Torto, Kipani and Junkyard Heights. Lou Gramm is scheduled to follow at 6 p.m

On Sunday the pre-show party starts at 3pm with local artists including Tessa Victoria, OsbornNash and Matthew Cornwell & L’Bonti. Gary LeVox is scheduled to follow at 6 p.m

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Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts performs during the 2015 CMA Festival in Nashville, Tennessee.

What else is there to do?

There are three main selling areas at Spiedie Fest: the Craft Fair, the Trade Row and the Food Vendors.

Events include the launch of the hot air balloon, the Spiedie cook-off, the car show, SQUAWK! The Amazing Bird Show, Sand Volleyball Tournament, Xcite Pro Wrestling, Puppies of Penzance and the Kelly Labare 5K Run/Walk.

There will also be an opportunity to meet Miss New York 2022 Taryn Delanie Smith and Scott Flansburg, the Human Calculator.

There will also be a “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” meet and greet with The Wimpy Kid and a Peppa Pig meet and greet.

Spiedie Fest returned to Otsiningo Park in Broome County on Saturday, October 9, 2021.  In addition to Spiedies, the festival featured launches of hot air balloons, concerts, amusement rides and a car show.

When do the balloons start?

Hot air balloons take off from Otsiningo Park every night of the festival at 18:00

Friday at 8:30pm, watch the Hot Air Balloon Night Glow, when vibrant, multicolored balloons fill with light and glow against the evening sky.

Saturday and Sunday morning starts are free to watch – no ticket required. Come to the park and watch them take off at 7am both days

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Spiedie Fest returned to Otsiningo Park in Broome County on Saturday, October 9, 2021.  In addition to Spiedies, the festival featured launches of hot air balloons, concerts, amusement rides and a car show.

Where are the best parking spots?

Parking at Otsiningo Park is available to those who purchase a weekend double pass or have VIP parking passes.

All other parking is available at nearby SUNY Broome on Upper Front Street. Free shuttles to the park are provided. Parking is $10 per vehicle.

Are roads closed?

According to the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally website, the state Department of Transportation has assured officials that no closures will disrupt traffic to the festival throughout the weekend.

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