Festival Activities will include:
-- Three mass ascension flights of up to 15 hot air balloons |
-- Two Special Shape Balloons will join in the fun
-- Passenger balloon flights
-- Tether balloon rides
-- Walkabout balloon
-- Balloon Training Demonstration
-- Kids Zone
-- Entertainment: featuring The Fabulous Hubcaps Band
-- Delicious Foods from 15 Food Vendors
-- Specialty Crafts from 60 crafters
-- Sponsors - we cannot do without!
|Daily Admission Fees:|
Adult General Admission Tickets are:
-- $20 for Adults and Children 12 years and older.
Child General Admission Tickets are:
-- $5 for Children 6 to 12 years old.
-- Free for Children under 6 years old
EARLYBIRD Discount Tickets - ON SALE NOW! click on link above.
Festival Attendance Guidelines:
You may not bring:
-- coolers, bottles, cans or food
-- beach umbrellas
-- popup tents (shady spots are available)
You may bring:
-- pets-- but they are not allowed in the balloon launch area
-- lawn chairs
A Message from the Balloonmeister
What does 'WEATHER PERMITTING' mean?
FOR SAFE FLIGHT:
1. Winds on the surface should be less than 7 mph
2. Winds at 3000 feet should be forecasted to be less than 20 mph
3. Rain should not be in the forecast for the period of scheduled flight
4. A hot air balloon should not be in the air within 100 miles of a thunderstorm
5. Balloons launch only at sunrise and 1-3 hours before sunset
The most desirable flying conditions are good visibility, light winds and no precipitation
Final decision as to fly or not to fly is made 45 minutes before scheduled flight during the pilot briefing
-Ron Broderick, BallooningUSA.com
|Balloon Training Demonstration:|
Kids and Adults will have an opportunity to participate in a hands on demonstration of "HOW BALLOONS WORK". Scheduled from 2-3:30PM Saturday & Sunday. Lead pilot/instructor is Matt Hodgdon from Mt Airy MD. This is a Free Demonstration.|
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