Great Falls Balloon Festival

Date August 20, 2016
Time This is an all day event.

Event Description

Great Falls Balloon Festival
Lewiston & Auburn, ME
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 19th - 21st, 2016
FREE Admission

The main launch site for the festival is Simard-Payne Memorial Park (formerly Railroad Park), off Oxford Street in Lewiston. 

The Great Falls Balloon Festival is a weekend-long celebration featuring hot air balloons, food and entertainment.
With the support of local businesses, an army of volunteers and the cooperative efforts of the cities of Lewiston and Auburn, the festival has gained a national reputation as a first-class event and is a destination for many visitors to the state of Maine.

Based at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston—with additional entertainment and food offerings at Festival Plaza in Auburn—the festival attracts approximately 100,000 visitors throughout the weekend. The Androscoggin River and rocky Great Falls provide a picturesque setting for the dozens of balloons that visit each year, including some special shape balloons. 

Balloon launches are scheduled for 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, weather permitting. When the balloons aren’t overhead, there is still plenty to do: dozens of food booths offer everything from lime rickeys to taco salad, pancake breakfast follow the morning launches, craft and trade booths invite browsing, a children’s area with games, a bounce house and face painting and live entertainment on two stages. Carnival rides, a parade and various demonstrations and contests round out the weekend’s events.

Full schedule of balloon launches, food, entertainment, rides, and more here!

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