Get Ready for Spiedie Fest!

By Haley Burton

Get Ready for Spiedie Fest!

July 14, 2011 Updated Jul 14, 2011 at 6:08 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Music, hot air balloons and don't forget the Spiedies.

Big names take the stage for this year's Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally.

Each year, the Spiedie Fest flies high. It brings in more than 100,000 people to Otsiningo Park.

This year the family friendly festival is August 5, 6 and 7.

"We've worked really hard. Last year was hard to top and we really feel that we've done it again this year with the music, the entertainment, the balloons, the Hope Tent. We've never gotten as many calls in all 27 years on a musical act as we have on Miranda Cosgrove, I-Carly will be at Spiedie Fest on Saturday August 6," said Dave Pessagno, Event Coordinator.

Also performing is Eddie Money, country star Chris Young and American Idol's Mandisa.

There are more than 200 craft and commercial vendors signed up and 35 food vendors.

This year, there is a new family fun tent.

"We will have our other kids area with rides and entertainment but we really felt we wanted to do something as people came into the park. It's free, no charge. There will be arts projects, the B-Mets will be doing their signings there. There will be a battle of the bands on Friday night," said Pessagno.

The HOPE Tent is getting bigger this year as well as the Antique Car Show.

The Kelly LaBare 5K Run and Walk on Sunday is expecting 600 people.

Buttons are $20.00. That's the same as last year. Buttons get you in the concert areas and meet and greets all weekend long.

You can buy buttons until August 5 at any of these locations:
Wegmans, Weis Markets, Wendy's, Horizons Federal Credit Union, Oakdale Mall, Sidney Federal Credit Union, Lupo's and Cost Cutters.

If you just want to go to the festival, it's $8.00 at the gate.

You can find out more at spiediefest.com