The Great Chesapeake Balloon & Wine Festival
Sponsored by Tri Gas & Oil
to benefit Talbot Paramedic Foundation
August 5-6, 2016
NEW LOCATION for 2016
Triple Creek Winery, 11138 Three Bridges Branch Road
at Cordova Road, EASTON MARYLAND
Featuring 15 Hot Air Balloons
ADMISSION AND PARKING for the event will be by donation per carload for Friday and Saturday each. Follow the signs up Cordova road to parking.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES will be available for sale during the event. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
VENDORS AND CRAFTERS more details coming. Persons or businesses interested in becoming a vendor or crafter may contact Talbot Paramedic Foundation President Wayne Dyott at 410-310-3921.
PASSENGER FLIGHTS Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience in a hot air balloon flying over beautiful Talbot County. You need to be at pilot registration stand by 5:30 PM on Friday or 5:30 AM on Saturday. 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. More details will be coming soon.
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 partially inflated on the ground. Children and adults will be able to venture into the center of this colorful balloon ($2 children and adults).
--- 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.
VENDORS & CRAFTERS:
Vendors and Crafter opportunities are available
Display your crafts and products. Fee is $75.00 for
crafters and $125 for corporate businesses.
Persons or businesses interested in becomming part of
our festival may contact Nancy Broderick by emailing on GreatChesapeake@BallooningUSA.biz. Ckick here for Vendor Invitation and Registration
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Our host hotels are the Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn Express on Rt 50 Easton 410-820-8333.
Dogs on a leash are permitted to attend also!!