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Spiedie Fest Details Announced

Details for the 30th anniversary of the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally were announced today.
Details for the 30th anniversary of the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally were announced today.

The celebration, which typically attracts about one hundred thousand people to Otsiningo Park in the Town of Dickinson, will take place August 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Hot air balloon launches are scheduled for that Friday night and twice on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a balloon glow Friday night.

As far as music, 99.1 The Whale presents Foghat Friday evening.

Wild 104 is bringing in two actors for meet and greets Saturday afternoon. They are Peyton List who plays Emma Ross on the Disney show Jessie and Cody Christian who portrays Mike Montgomery on the teen drama Pretty Little Liars.

Sunday, country music will take center stage. 98.1 The Hawk's Traci Taylor unveiled those names.

"We're really excited. We have two co-headlining acts this year. The first is Cole Swindell. He has been on tour with Luke Bryan. He's kind of Luke Bryan's protégé. He was just in Wilkes-Barre a couple of months ago. He put on a phenomenal show. And, he's co-headlining with Kristian Bush of Sugarland," announce Taylor.

Spiedie Fest organizer Dave Pessagno says there will be a lot of other entertainment besides music.

There will be an antique car show, arts and crafts, volleyball tournament, a race, spiedie cooking contest and more.

"We've expanded the kids area this year a little bit. We're trying to do more for people who are coming to the festival who just want to walk around," said Pessagno.

Admission prices at the gate will remain $8 this year. 

There are changes to the usual three day pass buttons people have bought in the past in order to get into the concert area. Instead of a three day pass, ticket prices that include the music section are $15 for Friday, $15 for Saturday and $20 on Sunday.

For more information on the event, log on to SpiedieFest.com.
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