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biscuitcreek 08-13-2014 07:18 AM

Balloon Festival 8/22 - 23
 
4th annual Balloon Festival will be held at the RecPlex on Branson Hills Parkway August 22 - 23. Will have tethered balloon rides for $10 a person, skydiving, powered parachute rides, helicopter rides, entertainment, a balloon glow and more.

Additional details in the last section of this article from Branson Tri-Lakes News:

http://bransontrilakesnews.com/enter...9bb2963f4.html

NotJLB 08-13-2014 07:46 AM

Wasn't that previously at Branson Creek?

The Recplex is nice, too, but more congested.

DalmatianDad 08-13-2014 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by NotJLB (Post 839069)
Wasn't that previously at Branson Creek?

The Recplex is nice, too, but more congested.

Recplex last year, but as I recall, the weather wasn't great.
Congestion did not seem to be a problem the times I went by.

biscuitcreek 08-19-2014 06:56 PM

This article from Branson Tri-Lakes provides more details about this weekend's balloon festival:

http://bransontrilakesnews.com/news_...a4bcf887a.html

You can experience tandem sky diving or a real balloon ride for $250 per person.

Tethered balloon rides are available for $10 per person and helicopter rides are available for $25.

Some of the proceeds go to charity -- the Wounded Warrior project and Caring People.

VictoriasMom 08-26-2014 11:51 AM

Anyone attend this?

I wanted to go out in the evening for the balloon glow but this intense heat held me prisoner in my home.

I was able to see some floating around Friday morning driving into work going across The Bridge. Pretty Neat!

TheOleSeagull 08-26-2014 02:10 PM

Here's some pictures I took Saturday Morning
 

Here's a link to some picutres I took Saturday morning as they were launching the balloons shortly after sunrise https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...7127515&type=1

VictoriasMom 08-27-2014 11:11 AM

Thanks Seagull :) Beautiful pictures.

Next year I will have to remember to get out there early in the morning.

NotJLB 08-27-2014 03:09 PM

The road signs that were up said 8/22 and 8/23, but Sunday, 8/24, there was an early launch of about a dozen balloons.

Zanescapes powered gliders were busy early Sunday morning, too, and the red helicopter stayed busy until about mid-day.

There were also two parachusists that made a half dozen jumps.

By 1:00 PM, everything was gone.


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