This year’s Crown of Maine Balloon Fest was a success! 6 for 6 Flights – 12 Fantastic Balloons – Excellent Pilots and Hard Working Volunteer Crews. Thanks to our sponsors who made this COMBF possible and Thanks to all the spectators who came out to enjoy the balloons. While we wanted to launch all the balloons from the fairgrounds, Mother Nature will not let us control the winds. The pilots rides those winds in ways to allow the passengers and spectators to safely enjoy what is many a life changing event. The COMBF committee is equally disappointed over the number launches that occurred off-site, however the balloons in the air over central Aroostook County were enjoyed by all.
Matthew Irvin, Presque Isle Chief of Police, just notified the COMBF Committee that he has worked out a free outdoor movie on Saturday night. What could be better than showing the one and only movie “Up!”. Kids and adults love this movie. It will be shown after the Balloon Glow, so bring your blanket and folding chair and be prepared to stay for the evening.
There are now two additional good reasons to come the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest. On Friday night, there will be “Open Mic” hosted by the very talented Alysa Snow. Local musicians of all ages will perform and you will have opportunity to see their performances. Come and support them as they show just how talented they are. By the way, there is no admission charge, so come on in Friday Night. Show starts at 6:30 pm. Thanks to Presque Inn and Convention Center for making this evening possible.
Then on Saturday Night come back for more music by ” Sound Friendships”. This is a very popular local band that has been playing since 1998. If you love real rock and roll that includes songs from the beginning to modern day rock, then Sound Friendships is the band for you. Thanks to Irving Woodlands, LLC for making this concert and dance time free to all who love rock and roll.
Bring your family and friends to full evenings of activities at the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest – Mass Ascension at 5:30 pm, Tethered Rides at 5:00 pm, Music on the grounds at 6:30 pm and then the Balloon Glow at Dusk. All of these activities are free for spectators because the many sponsors of the Balloon Fest.
Also do bother cooking before you come. There will be several food vendors ready to sell your favorite fair food at the Balloon Fest. Come have a memorable evening of fun and entertainment with your family and friends.