Just like almost everything else in 2020, the Spiediefest & Balloon Rally at Otsiningo Park was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. This Southern Tier tradition for over 35 years is back and we couldn't be happier.

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They moved the date from the first weekend in August to October. This year, it'll run from Friday, October 8th to Sunday, October 10th. Spiedefest will continue to bring us the antique car show, spiedies, balloons, live entertainment, and much more.

Spiedefest Memories

When I think about Spiediefest, I think of the times that I spent with my daughter, Tara. One of the first things that we would do is stop by the root beer stand and get a mug full of root beer. We would refill it throughout the weekend.

I also think about the times that we would go down to the park and watch the hot-air balloons being blown up and watching the majestic balloons fly into the Binghamton blue sky until they are just little flying dots.

People have been asking me for months if I knew who was coming to perform this year and now we all know.

Spiediefest Entertainment Lineup

Friday, October 8th, it'll be the Barenaked Ladies. After the concert is over, there will be a Night Glow followed by fireworks.

Saturday, October 9th, Billy Currington will be here. He's been a crowd favorite for years. I remember hearing him for the first time at the Veterans Memorial Arena and the ladies lost their minds when he starting singing the Marvin Gaye classic "Let's Get It On."

He has his first full-length album since 2015 called "Intuition," it's his first full-length album since 2015.

Sunday, October 10th, Martina McBride returns to Otsiningo Park to entertain the crowd. She was here 5 years ago and we are happy to have her back.

Tickets are sale at the Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster, and Wegmans in Johnson City. Spiediefest is back for its 36th year and we can't wait.

As we wait in anticipation for this family-friendly event, let's check out some of the balloons that have graced us at Otsiningo Park in the past.

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