Want to Take a Flight? EASY TO DO NOW!

Flight reservations are starting to go fast. COMBF now has a new easy flight reservation system for passengers to reserve their flights. If you are interested in taking a flight this year, the new reservation system is open and available. To reserve your flight, click on the “Reserve Your Flight!” button on the menu line above. Because there is always a considerable number of last minute requests for flights, you should consider going online above as soon as possible to secure the flight reservation on the day and balloon you would like to fly. Don’t let time run out on you, get online as soon as possible. Remember, flights are available for a fee charged by the balloon owner/pilot. To schedule a balloon flight, please follow the instructions on the “Reserve Your Flight!” page. Click the button below.

Reserve Your Flight!

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COMBF Photos

The Crown of Maine Balloon Fest Committee is gearing up for the biggest festival yet– and what better way to celebrate our 15th year than with 15 hot air balloons?!    To give you a taste of what to expect in August, take a look at these photos from the 2017 Crown of Maine Balloon Festival.  See you soon!

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The 15th Annual Crown of Maine Balloon Fest planning has begun. Please send any ideas or suggestions to the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce for the 15th COMBF using the contact information below.

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14th COMBF A Success

The 14th Annual Crown of Maine Balloon Fest has come and gone. Our pilots did a superb job of flying our guests and VIP sponsors. As mentioned by all of the pilots, our flight crew volunteers were terrific and were spectacular in their dedication and performance. We thank everyone of them for helping make the COMBF a success. Even though two flights were cancelled and three flights had to launch remotely, the COMBF was a fun and exciting event. Thanks to the pilots who stayed through today, all missed flights were made for those passengers who could come back Sunday evening, Monday and today.
Some pilots may be flying tonight and if you want to see the launch be at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds by 5:30 PM to view the launch.
Also do not for get about the amatuer photography contest. Rules and entry forms are available at http://www.crownofmaineballoonfest.org/. There are cash prizes for the winners in both the over age 18 and under age 18 divisions.
Finally the 2017 COMBF pins and T-shirts are gone, but there are just a few COMBF calendars for 2018 left. Stop by the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce office on Houlton Road pick up one, two or more calendars. They make excellent Christmas stocking stuffers according to Santa. Also next year’s 15th Annual COMBF dates are already marked on the calendar for you.
Be watching for more COMBF photos on the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest Facebook page and here on this website.
See you next year!
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I Can’t Wait for the balloon fest Tourism Blog Post

Hey – warm weather is nearly here and many folks are turning their minds to fun summer time activities.  The Crown of Maine Balloon Fest in August is one of the outstanding events of the summer.  Here is a blog link to a delightful blog article written about the COMB.      http://visitaroostook.com/blog/i-cant-wait-for-the-balloon-fest/vtm41A1F290398B75611

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Brazilian Tribirds Balloon Big Hit

The Tribirds balloon flown by Marcos Bonimcontro of Sao Paulo, Brazil was exciting to see flying over Presque Isle.  This balloon was quite large and required a dozen volunteer ground crew members to inflate and deflate the balloon on each flight.  Here are a few photos of the balloon.

 

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Slow Moving Morning

Photo Courtesy of Terry Sandusky

Photo Courtesy of Terry Sandusky

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