28th annual Spiedie Fest wraps up
Otsiningo Park played host to Spiedie Fest for one more day this weekend as people from across the Southern Tier stopped by to celebrate. Although the rain did hold out for most of the weekend, Sunday’s showers didn’t stop people from having fun. As our Elyse Mickalonis tells us, many said they had fun this year, rain or shine.
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BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -- Sunday marked the last day this year to celebrate the Southern Tier specialty known as the spiedie.
“I started making my own, but you’ve got to look back at everybody’s local recipes, give it a good smell and figure everything out,” said Philip Knuepher, Endicott Resident.
Spiedie vendors say they went through thousands of pounds of chicken this weekend during the 28th Annual Spiedie Fest. Sunday offered more music and fun with a variety of events.
“I had no idea what to expect, I knew there were balloons and spiedies, but it’s cool they have vendors here, I can do Christmas shopping,” said Lauren Dewey-Wright, Owego resident.
And despite some showers, many say it was a great day for a festival and business.
“It doesn’t matter, rain or shine, people are still going to come out for Spiedie Fest. It’s good for you, your family and the community,” said Ebboni Gaspard, event vendor.
Bobby Darisaw, event vendor, added, “I was here last year and it rained every day and I've got to say that the Binghamton people have a lot of spirit.”
Vendors and visitors say if you didn’t get the chance to experience Spiedie Fest this weekend, there's always next year.
“It’s just a good way to come out, have a good time on the weekend, get to learn the traditions from the area, especially if you’re not from here,” said Gabrielle Gregoris, Salamida's Spiedies employee.
It is a way to connect with the community and make memories.