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For Immediate Release 


Event Date: August 16 – 18, 2013

 

21st Annual Great Falls Balloon Festival, Lewiston, Maine, August 16 – 18, 2013

From Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston, visitors can enjoy the sight of dozens of hot air balloons as they take to the skies over the river and the rocky Great Falls.

 

 

Lewiston, Maine (July 1, 2013) - The Great Falls Balloon Festival is hosting its 21st annual celebration August 16-18, 2013, in Lewiston, Maine, with a beach party weekend.
 
From Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston, visitors can enjoy the sight of dozens of hot air balloons as they take to the skies over the Androscoggin River and the rocky Great Falls. This year, Waddles the SnoBird and Claw’d the Crazy Crab are the special shapes headlining a weekend of balloons, food, entertainment and fun for all ages.
 
Balloon launches are scheduled for 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday, weather permitting. It doesn’t have to be just a spectator sport either—arrange in advance to take a flight yourself! Call the Balloon Ride Line at (207) 782-2637 to book a ride.
 
When the balloons aren’t floating overhead, there is still plenty to do: food booths serve everything from fried dough to taco salads, including breakfast following the balloon launches, all run by volunteers from local nonprofits. Along the walkway, craft and trade booths invite browsing and a children’s area entertains everyone from toddlers to teens. A variety of live music can be enjoyed day and night. Carnival rides, a parade, and various demonstrations round out the weekend’s events. Don’t miss Family Fun Day on Sunday.
 
For more information:
www.greatfallsballoonfestival.org, find us on Facebook or call (207) 783-2249 or (800) 639-6331.

 

 

Waddles the SnoBird will visit the 21st annual Great Falls Balloon Festival August 16-18, 2013, along with Claw’D the Crazy Crab.


 Media Contact


Media Contact: Christina Noonan, Marketing and Media Director
Email:
marketing@greatfallsballoonfestival.org
   

Phone: (207) 333-9974

 

  

 Condensed Version  


Event Date: August 16 – 18, 2013

 

21st Annual Great Falls Balloon Festival, Lewiston, Maine, August 16 – 18, 2013

From Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston, visitors can enjoy the sight of dozens of hot air balloons as they take to the skies over the river and the rocky Great Falls.

 

Lewiston, Maine (July 1, 2013) - The Great Falls Balloon Festival is hosting its 21st annual celebration August 16-18, 2013, in Lewiston, Maine, with a beach party weekend.  From Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston, visitors can enjoy the sight of dozens of hot air balloons as they take to the skies over the Androscoggin River and the rocky Great Falls. This year, Waddles the SnoBird and Claw’d the Crazy Crab are the special shapes headlining a weekend of balloons, food, entertainment and fun for all ages. Balloon launches are scheduled for 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday, weather permitting. It doesn’t have to be just a spectator sport either—arrange in advance to take a flight yourself! Call the Balloon Ride Line at (207) 782-2637 to book a ride.   When the balloons aren’t floating overhead, there is still plenty to do: food booths serve everything from fried dough to taco salads, including breakfast following the balloon launches, all run by volunteers from local nonprofits. Along the walkway, craft and trade booths invite browsing and a children’s area entertains everyone from toddlers to teens. A variety of live music can be enjoyed day and night. Carnival rides, a parade, and various demonstrations round out the weekend’s events. Don’t miss Family Fun Day on Sunday.  For more information: www.greatfallsballoonfestival.org, find us on Facebook or call (207) 783-2249 or (800) 639-6331.

 

Media Contact: Christina Noonan, Marketing and Media Director, Email: marketing@greatfallsballoonfestival.org,    

Phone: (207) 333-9974