This coming Labor Day weekend features the 35th anniversary of the New York State Festival of Balloons at the municipal airport in the Livingston County community of Dansville. Six launches are scheduled, beginning Friday evening at 6:00 pm and continuing both Saturday and Sunday at 6 am and 6 pm. The final launch will take place Monday morning at 6:00 am. Of course, all balloon launches are weather dependent. Admission is $5.00 per person and children under 12 are admitted free.
The festival also includes arts-and-crafts vendors, an international food court, free entertainment, rides and amusements for the kids, as well as a car show for the grownups and tethered balloon rides for everyone. The event is organized and staffed entirely by volunteers. The excitement begins with a free balloon glow at the Brae Burn Golf Course on Red Jacket Street just after dark on Thursday, September 1. Up to a dozen multi-colored balloons emblazoned against the night sky is quite a sight to see.
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