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Old 08-13-2014, 07:18 AM   #1
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Lightbulb 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
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:46 AM   #2
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Wasn't that previously at Branson Creek?

The Recplex is nice, too, but more congested.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:40 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:56 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:51 AM   #5
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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!
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:10 PM   #6
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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
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:11 AM   #7
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Thanks Seagull Beautiful pictures.

Next year I will have to remember to get out there early in the morning.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:09 PM   #8
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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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