NOTICE TO ALL COMBF FOLLOWERS. The COMBF steering committee is extending the amateur photography contest deadline for entries to October 26, 2018. If you have one or two nice photos, please consider entering them in the COMBF Photo Contest. For contest forms and instructions, please go to the Amateur Photography Contest Page under the Balloon Photography Page above to obtain entry forms and instructions. Please consider entering the contest.
While weather prevented three of six flights from launching, the 15th Annual Crown of Maine Balloon Fest was a success. Pilots and passengers enjoyed the flights that did launch and vendors were pleased with their sales. The children’s activities on Saturday were well attended and enjoyed by the kids.
Next year will be the 16th Annual COMBF and planning for it has begun. We encourage spectators, vendors, volunteers, crew members and pilots to send any ideas or suggestions to the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce for the 16th COMBF using the contact information below. New ideas are important to improving and making the COMBF a more enjoyable week.
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!
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
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.