NATCHEZ – Natchez Balloon Festival 2021 poster and t-shirt artwork contest winner Debora Novarini says her first opportunity to attend the balloon festival was last year during a pandemic . Although there were no carnival rides or concerts on the typical festival grounds outside of Rosalie, as there would beRead More →

BALLSTON SPA – Returning after a year-long hiatus, the triumphant return of the popular Saratoga Hot Air Balloon and BBQ Festival, the festival will take over the Saratoga County Fairgrounds August 27-29 for three days of family fun . Due to covid-19 concerns, Festival organizers moved from the traditional Father’sRead More →

HEB/Central Market Plano Balloon Festival And Run* Plano Hot Air Balloon Race 2021* While some organizations like the American Heart Association’s Heart Ribs create strict guidelines…make it ultra-strict…for their next fundraisers to begin, the HEB | of three days | Central Market Plano Balloon Festival and Run from Friday SeptemberRead More →

TOWNSEND, Tenn. – On August 21, the Great Smoky Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival will celebrate its fourth year with professional balloonists lighting up the Tennessee night sky. The event will feature food trucks and various local vendors, as well as kid-friendly activities like face painting and rock climbing. TheRead More →

East Marlborough Township supervisors held their first in-person meeting on July 12 after more than a year of virtual meetings, discussing topics including the Chester County Balloon Festival, the Longwood Gardens West Conservatory project and the selection of a new listener. Supervisors will continue to hold in-person meetings, according toRead More →

For its fourth year, the Great Smoky Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival is back and brighter than ever. TOWNSEND, Tenn — The Great Smoky Mountain Balloon Festival returns for its biggest party yet. With high expectations, organizers at Oldham Hospitality said they were looking to evoke hope and happiness whenRead More →

The Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce released details of its 8th annual hot air balloon festival earlier this month. The four-day event floats through Pahrump from its new location at Ian Deutch Park. “This is a community event,” Jenney Sartin, CEO of the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce, said earlierRead More →

By Lyndy Berry Hill Special for Democrat NATCH – With certain COVID-19 precautions in place, organizers of the 35th Annual Natchez Balloon Festival plan to uphold tradition while keeping festival-goers safe. As the festival schedule is reduced, Natchez Balloon Festival director Scott Adams said attendees can expect more than 40Read More →

In the age of COVID-19, even hot air balloons need social distancing. On Tuesday, the Natchez Board of Aldermen approved its annual license agreement with Natchez Balloon Festival officials, giving the annual event the use of the bluff along Broadway Street for the annual event, which is scheduled for 16Read More →

GOSHEN >> Over 25,000 tickets have been sold for this weekend’s New England Balloon Festival at Goshen Fairgrounds. Organizer Alicia DaPonte ended up having to quit her job to handle the logistics involved with the event due to all the interest. DaPonte, a resident of Torrington, is planning the festivalRead More →