On behalf of the Talbot Paramedic Foundation, I would like to thank all who attended the Great Chesapeake Balloon & Wine Festival earlier this month and to extend sincere apologies to many hundreds of people who were not able to get into the event.
The Festival was successful beyond our wildest imaginations and it is very unfortunate that available space and access to our site prevented many who wished to attend from getting to the event site.
Thanks, too, to our sponsors Their support and dedication went well beyond what we could have expected and helped make the Friday evening and Saturday morning events so successful.
We would like to acknowledge, too, the many, many volunteers whose planning and hard work helped make this so successful.
Thanks, too, to the Triple Creek Winery for donating the space and adopting our event with a great sense of community commitment.
Because of the support and participation we received, including public contributions, The Talbot Paramedic Foundation will be able to continue its vital mission of providing equipment and training for the Emergency Services organizations and personal on whom residents depend for their health and safety.
Clearly, the specter and glory of hot air balloons have become a great public and family attraction and we will need to plan, accordingly for future events of this kind.
We are sincerely grateful for your support and look forward to making this event even greater in the future.
Schedule of Events
-- Registered Pilots
-- See Our Participating Vendors
Balloon Glow Sponsor:
VFW Post 5118
Vietnam Veterans Assn.
Americal Legion Post 70
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The Great Chesapeake Balloon & Wine Festival
Sponsored by Tri Gas & Oil
to benefit Talbot Paramedic Foundation
August 5-6, 2016
Festival Location:Triple Creek Winery, 11138 Three Bridge Branch Road, CORDOVA MARYLAND
Featuring up to 15 Hot Air Balloons
Spectator Photos/Videos: 2016
Curt Brandt Photography Curt has over 1100 photos/videos to share. Take some time and enjoy these wonderful photos.
--Betty Horne Fowler
--Video courtesy of Tony Stapelton
--Video courtesy of Tina Thompson
--Video courtesy of A Yaniuk
The special shape balloon "Carnival" was a big hit with the spectators!
It is not just another pretty face. Three faces grace this unique special shape balloon. It was born in Brazil and stands 85 feet tall.
Delighted Passenger Comments 2015:
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I really enjoyed my flight. It was a unique experience and I'd definitely do it again!
I'm sure there are those who hesitate to fly for one reason or another. I'd like to reassure them on a few points:
You don't want to go alone: Well, once you step into that basket, you're not alone! There's your pilot and the other passengers. People get very chummy, sharing an experience like this.
Cost: Arguably, it's a pricey way to spend half an hour. But it's never going to get cheaper. If you've always wanted to fly, then find yourself a good pilot (like Ron), plunk down your money and just do it!
Motion sickness: I don't know if the experience is the same for everybody, but I didn't have the physical sensations I expected. My stomach did not lurch as we lifted off. I never felt like we were moving in a particular direction, or that I was traveling backwards (I hate sitting backwards on a train!). And I hardly even felt the landing. There was nothing to detract from the enjoyment of watching the scenery around and below. I felt as if I were standing on a balcony and everything else was shifting around me.
The experience was peaceful and natural, and I only wish it was longer! Thanks again, and I'll see you again!
See results from our 2014 Festival
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Lead photo courtesy of Craig Wagerle
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