Serious About Spiedies

By Haley Burton

Serious About Spiedies

August 3, 2012 Updated Aug 3, 2012 at 9:25 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The 28th annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally has launched at Otsiningo Park.

You really can't enjoy the festival the right way unless you eat a spiedie and thousands will be served this weekend.

"We have about 3,500 pounds of spiedies that we're going to be ready to sell the next two and a half days," said Sam Lupo, "Add to that our sausages and hot dogs, we have over 4,000 pounds of meat."

Lupo's tent is set up at Otsiningo Park and his employees are ready to serve them all.

"We have 18 people on a shift and we have six different shifts. By the end of the weekend, they've definitely earned their money," said Lupo.

Their spiedies and marinades have earned the respect of food lovers nationwide. They even send them through the mail.

"We've very proud to be a part of this and we're very proud the community has accepted our spiedies," said Lupo.

The Food Vendors open at the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally on August 3 at 3:00 p.m. On August 4 and August 5, food vendors open at 10:00 a.m.