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2018 Plainville Fire Company’s Hot Air Balloon Festival
August 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on August 25, 2018 at 8:00 am
One event on August 26, 2018 at 8:00 am
The 2018 Plainville Fire Company’s Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held August 24, 25, and 26th at Norton Park in Plainville, Connecticut. Each year the attendance of Balloonist has increased. There is no entrance fee. The entire event is free. There will be arts, crafts and food vendors throughout the weekend.
Note: NO DRONES! They are extremely dangerous to balloons!
There is no raindate.
The Plainville Fire Co. does not provide or arrange for balloon rides. Some balloonists will offer tethered rides on Friday night for a nominal fee. Flights can be obtained by prior arrangement through the individual balloon companies. Balloon companies can be found at www.lighterthanair.org
Pets are highly discouraged. This is a high energy, crowded event which can be loud at times, and may cause many pets to become agitated and upset.
There is ample handicapped parking. This year the only people allowed to park at Norton Park will be identified handicapped, motorcycles and staff.
If you know anyone wishing to participate in this year’s rally, please contact the Plainville Fire Company.
For Balloonist and Crews
Free Propane – Arrive Full, Leave Full
Friday Night – Fireworks / Night Glow
The Plainville Fire Co. offers a spectacular fireworks display every year at the balloon festival. For further information about the Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fireworks: The fireworks show begins at approximately 9:15pm on Friday night. Should the weather be inclement, the fireworks show will be postponed to Saturday.
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