2016 Event Schedule

August 23 (Tuesday)
6:00 pm Volunteer and Crew Training

August 25 (Thursday) –
5:30 am – Thursday Flight (PRE-COMBF Flights by Available Balloons)

5:30 pm – COMBF Opening and Ribbon Burning

5:30 pm Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

6:00 – 9:00 pm Presque Isle Downtown Street Fair – “Fresh from the Farm” Sponsored by the PI Elks Club and the PI Downtown Association

August 26 (Friday)
5:30 am Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

2:00 – 4:00 pm Meet and Greet the Pilots – Come to the Northern Maine Fairgrounds to talk with the pilots and learn about hot air ballooning.

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Craft Fair & Vendors Open – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

4:00 pm Tethered Ride Tickets Go on Sale – Limited to 150 passengers on a first-come first-serve basis – Tickets $10 for those 12+, $5 for children under 12
6:o0 pm (Following Mass Ascension) Tethered Rides – Sponsored by Northern Prosthetics & Orthotics

5:30 pm Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm French Toast entertains on stage behind Forestry Building – Sponsored by Irving Woodlands, LLC.

DUSK  – Balloon Glow – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

August 27 (Saturday)

5:30 am Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

7:00 – 10:00 am Meet the Pilots and Crew Breakfast – Chapman Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club, Chapman Cost: $7 per person – The public is invited to come and enjoy breakfast

8:00 am – Citywide Yard Sales

9:00 am – ColorPI2016 5K Run– Riverside Park                                                                           (For event info See: http://www.umpi.edu/colorpresqueisle5k/ )

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Youth Day at the Forum – Sponsored by PI Kiwanis Club, PI Rotary Club and Cary Medical Center

11:00 am – Aroostook County Firefighter Parade – travels from North Street through town ending at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds.  The Firefighter Muster will begin after the parade and will be behind the Forestry Building.

11:00 am – 9:00 pm Craft Fair and Vendors Open – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Antique Tractor Club Special Events – Sponsored by: Northern Maine Tractor Club and R.H. Foster Energy

9:00 am – 12:30 pm Registration for Pulls
(See Special Events Page for Requirements)
1:00 pm Tractor Pulls Start
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tractor Train Rides
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Agricultural Museum Open

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Walk Through Balloon Open

2:00 – 4:00 pm Meet and Greet the Pilots – Come to the Northern Maine Fairgrounds to talk with the pilots and learn about hot air ballooning.

4:00 pm Tethered Ride Tickets Go on Sale – Limited to 150 passengers on a first-come first-serve basis – Tickets $10 for those 12+, $5 for children under 12
6:00 pm (Following Mass Ascension) Tethered Rides – Sponsored by Emera Maine

5:30 pm Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

6:30 – 8:00 pm – Movie “UP” in commercial building

DUSK  – Balloon Glow – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

August 28 (Sunday)

5:30 am – Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

8:00 – 10:00 am COMBF Closing Breakfast

 

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