2018 Event Schedule

August 21 (Tuesday)
6:00 pm Volunteer and Crew Training

August 23 (Thursday)
5:30 am – Thursday Morning Flight (PRE-COMBF Flights by Available Balloons)

5:30 pm – COMBF Opening and Ribbon Burning

5:30 pm Thursday Evening Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

6:00 – 9:00 pm New Energy on Main Street  –  Presque Isle Street Fair – Sponsored by the PI Elks Club and the PI Downtown Revitalization Committee

August 24 (Friday)
5:30 am Friday Morning Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

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

5:00 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
6:30 pm (Following Mass Ascension) Tethered Rides – Northern Prosthetics and Orthotics sponsor.

5:30 pm Friday Evening Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm “No Pressure” entertains on stage behind Forestry Building – Sponsored by Irving Woodlands, LLC.

DUSK  – Balloon Glow – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

August 25 (Saturday)

5:30 am Saturday Morning Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

7:00 – 10:00 am Meet the Pilots and Crew Breakfast – Chapman Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club, Chapman Cost: $8 per person – The public is invited to come and enjoy breakfast

8:00 am – Citywide Yard Sales

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Kids Karnival – Sponsored by the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest Committee.  Inflatable bounce houses and slides sponsored by Caribou Parks and Recreation Department, PI Rotary Club and Cary Medical Center

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

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lemonade and Cookies served by the Spragueville Extension at the Double Eagle 2 Site, 140 Spragueville Road, Presque Isle – Joe Kittenger will be honored.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Children’s Muster – Sponsored by the Presque Isle Fire Department and includes a series of Firefighter’s Muster Games designed for children ages 6 – 12.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Family Fun on the Field – Family Friendly Activities for all Ages – Sponsored by The Aroostook Medical Center

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.

4:30 – 7:30 pm “Tennessee Haze” entertains on stage behind Forestry Building – Sponsored by Irving Woodlands LLC.

5:00 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
6:30 pm (Following Mass Ascension) Tethered Rides – Northern Prosthetics and Orthotics sponsor.

5:30 pm Saturday Evening Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

7:45 – 9:15 pm – Movie “Coco” on the stage behind the Forestry Building

DUSK  – Balloon Glow – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

August 26 (Sunday)

5:30 am – Sunday Morning Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

8:00 – 10:00 am COMBF Closing Breakfast – served by the Order of the Eastern Star, Lunar Chapter #126 at the Trinity Masonic Lodge 130 AF&AM – 230 State Street, Presque Isle.

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