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Local Interest -- Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally

Real Estate Agent with CENTURY 21 John Burns Realty

This is a big community festival in BINGHAMTON, NY (my hometown!) and this year is the 23rd annual event. This year, the crowds are expected to be in excess of 100,000. That's a lot of folks! It's surely one of the biggest events we have in our sleepy lil' town.

Click on the link to see what the festival is all about:  


This year is actually going to be jam-packed with entertainment-- the Cheetah Girls (for those of us with little girls will know this name) Brian Littrell (who used to be a BackStreet Boy, and is now a Born-Again Christian, and singing for the glory of God...PRAISE THE LORD!) and the rock group, Loverboy, just to name a few of the headliners.

We have always gone to the event as a family and have enjoyed ourselves immensely! This year, however, we will be INVOLVED!  My darling and I belong to the Christian Motorcyclists Association and this year we will have a special tent near the HOPE TENT ( A tent dedicated to offering love, hope and the message of Jesus Christ) this year. I will be manning that tent from 2-4pm on Saturday, August 4, 2007.

So come and see me!!

Some practical information for you:

Buttons are on sale for $12 prior to the festival. This button grants you access to all 3 days of the festival & access to all 3 days of Summer Jam 2007. A button is required for all concerts regardless of age.
. If you have purchased a button at Ticketmaster bring your documentation to any gate where it can be traded for your button.

$5.00 per day, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Children 10 and under are FREE
No pets, backpacks, coolers or alcohol of any kind are allowed.

Parking for the festival is available at Broome Community College (BCC) at a cost of $5.00 per vehicle. BCC is located on Front Street just north of Exit 5 off I-81. Traffic can also access BCC from Exit 6 off I-81. PLEASE NOTE: No on-site parking will be available at Ostiningo Park.

FREE shuttle buses will be providing transportation to Otsiningo Park from BCC throughout the weekend at the times listed below. Handicap parking will also be provided at BCC & shuttle buses are handicap accessible.

Friday 2:30pm-10:30pm
Saturday 8:00am-10:30pm
Sunday 8:00am-10:30pm

Additionally, free parking for the morning launches will be provided at Roosevelt School, across the bridge in walking distance to the park. There aren't any shuttles from this area.



Scott Slocum
Florida Future Realty Inc. - Cape Coral, FL
Scott Slocum & Associates 239-222-4800, Cape Coral
Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally is by far one of the best Binghamton events that happens throughout the year.  After living in Binghamton for 23 years I moved to Southwest Florida and I've been missing out on this event ever since.  There is nothing else like it.  Back in August 2004 I had the great pleasure of returning home and taking a Hot Air Balloon ride.  I did my ride with a great pilot... and it was one of the best experiences I'd had to date !!!  If you ever get the chance don't miss out on going to the Spiede Fest & Balloon rally.  Looking forward to getting back up there again some day and enjoy hot air ballooning for a second time...
Jul 29, 2007 06:09 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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