Events for Children

SpiedieFest is a great place to take your whole family - not only is Otsiningo Park a great place to spend an afternoon and watch the balloons launch, there are a number of exciting events that will be great for kids, including:

Midway Rides - Sponsored by M&T Bank

Look for a number of midway rides, including a large ferris wheel. The festival features four rides for older children, and five rides for younger children.


Corning Musem of Glass - Flameworking Demonstrations

The mobile flameworking demonstration van will be at SpiedieFest throughout the weekend. At this event, a glassworker will work on the spot to make amazing creations right before your eyes. Free raffled drawings to win a beautifully made glass piece happening throughout the day.


Animal Adventure Petting Zoo

Throughout the weekend the Animal Adventure staff will be on hand with animals from the zoo's collection, offering a chance for your children to interact and learn more about nature and animals. 


Hot Air Balloon Night Glow

This spectacular scene takes place right before dusk on Friday evening. Balloons, returning from their flights, re-inflate on the main field just as it gets dark but do not launch. As the sun fades away, the fire in each balloon makes them light up light brightly against the dark sky. It's a sight to behold!


To see all events, please look at the event schedule page.

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