The annual Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally will return to its original August weekend for 2022. This dates for this year’s event – August 5th, 6th, & 7th – were announced Thursday by Broome County and festival officials. Otsiningo Park will continue to be home to Spiedie Fest, as it has been for the majority of the 38 years of the event’s history.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused last year’s Spieide Fest to be shifted to October. The return to August will help attract big-name musical artists, many of whom only tour outdoors until Labor Day. The summer weather also allows for better conditions for hot air balloon launches and is a more convenient date for many of the balloon pilots that fly at Spiedie Fest. Additionally, the summer dates will allow Spiedie Fest to bring in vendors that patrons are used to seeing at Otsiningo Park each year.