Binghamton, New York
Each August, the city celebrates its signature dish – Spiedies – with numerous events, including a hot air balloon rally and fireworks. And what’s a Spiedie festival without a cook-off featuring the unique skewered meat?
Live music, a car show and a 5K race round out the weekend of activities, which routinely draws upward of 100,000 people.
SpiedieFest features a Beer and Wine Garden tent, allowing responsible of-age adults a place to sample and enjoy local and regional beers and wines.
This tent is the only area where alcohol can be purchased on Festival grounds, and alcohol is not permitted to leave the tent under any circumstances.