Coming Soon – Crown of Maine Balloon Fest

The Northern Maine Fair is underway right now and that means the balloon fest is only three weeks away.  Twelve balloonists are coming to Presque Isle.  Some will arrive later this week and more next week.  There will be balloons in the air almost daily starting next week leading up to the fest.  The time to get ready is growing shorter.  The fest needs your help.

  • Crew volunteers are still needed – Send a text message to 521-4257 to volunteer
  • Open Mic will be hosted by Alysa Snow on Friday, August 22nd at 6:30 pm.  Local musicians are encouraged to register for Open Mic – soloists, duos, trios, and bands are welcome.  Pop to folk to classic music – all are welcome.
  • Craft and business vendors are still have time to register for the COMF.
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Consider Flying in Hot Air Balloon!

Photo Courtesy of Jim Rogers

Hot air balloon flights will be available during the festival, from certain commercial pilots.  Consider calling in early August to book a flight.

Space is limited. To book a flight contact the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce at 207-764-6561.

For More information on Booking Flights:  http://www.crownofmaineballoonfest.org/hot-air-balloons/balloon-rides/

Tethered rides will be offered on Friday and Saturday evening, starting around 5pm, weather permitting.  The cost will be $10 for people 12 years and up, $5 for children under 12 years of age.  Tickets will be limited to 150, on a first come, first serve basis.

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Slow Moving Morning

Photo Courtesy of Terry Sandusky

Photo Courtesy of Terry Sandusky

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