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Great Chesapeake Balloon Festival

The Great Chesapeake Balloon Festival
Sponsored by Tri Gas & Oil
to benefit Talbot Paramedic Foundation

Coming: July 31 - August 1, 2015

Mistletoe Drive at Glebe Road Industial Park at Route 322

Featuring 14 Hot Air Balloons


Schedule of Events-updates anytime with new activities
Friday evening
-- 5-8:15PM Two balloon tethers - one balloon walkabout.
-- 5-9PM Vendors/crafters open
-- 6-10PM AQUA Pools/Spa GLOW VIP Party see PDF Flyer for details to benefit the Talbot Paramedic Foundation.
-- 6:00PM Skydivers
-- 6:30PM Seven balloons will take to the Skies
-- 8:40PM-9PM seven + balloons will glow

Saturday morning:
-- 5:45AM Pilot briefing
-- 6:00AM Presentation of Colors by Sheriff's Office
-- 6:15AM Mass Balloon Ascension
-- 8:00AM will present a “Cow Drop”
-- 9:00AM Festival ends


"Pea-Nut" The Flying Elephant will be hanging out with us.
Visit her facebook page and say thanks for participating.

ADMISSION AND PARKING for the event will be by donation per carload for Friday and Saturday each. Food and beverages will be available for sale during the event. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

The AQUA GLOW VIP Party 6-10 PM Friday Jul 31st. Enjoy VIP Viewing and VIP Parking. Music by Bird Dog & the Road Kings. $60 per person, $450 to reserve a table for 8. Purchase tickets at Aqua or call 410-822-7000.

PASSENGER FLIGHTS will be booked in advance and at the festival. Book your flight now by emailing The fee for a balloon flight of 30-45 minutes is $225 per person. Cash payment of the full $225 will be made at flight time.

BALLOON GLOW -- So what is a balloon glow?
The hot air balloon festival event now known as a balloon glow was invented in Albuquerque in 1979, when local pilots inflated balloons on Christmas Eve night as a thank you to local residents. The sight of balloons lit from within at night like giant holiday ornaments is breathtaking, and glow events are now held all over the world.

TETHERED BALLOON RIDES. A hot air balloon, tethered to the ground, will offer rides ($20 adults and $10 children under 12) up to 60 feet in the air. No advanced booking is required.

WALK-ABOUT BALLOON. A large balloon will be partically inflated on the ground. Children and adults will be able to venture into the center of this colorful balloon ($2 children and adults).

Sponsorships are available for 2015.
--- Sponsor a balloon
--- Sponsor a Tethered balloon
Persons or businesses interested in sponsorship may contact Talbot Paramedic Foundation President Wayne Dyott at 410-310-3921.


Earlier Event: July 29
Farmer's Market
Later Event: July 31