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The Great Chesapeake Balloon Festival
Sponsored by Tri Gas & Oil
to benefit Talbot Paramedic Foundation

August 1-2, 2014
featuring up to 15 Hot Air Balloons

In The News:
February 5, 2014 -- With the wonderful support of our community, the Great Chesapeake Balloon Festival will return in 2014 with 15 balloons participating. Increased sponsorship and vendor participation is our goal.

Information for 2014 Festival

Festival location is Mistletoe Drive at Glebe Road Industial Park at Route 322:

Schedule of Events-updates anytime as new activities are added
Friday evening
-- 5-9PM One balloon tether - one balloon walkabout.
-- 6:00PM Skydivers
-- 6:30PM Seven balloons will fly out
-- 8:40PM-9PM Balloon Glow

Saturday morning:
-- 5:45AM Pilot briefing
-- 6:00AM Presentation of Colors by Sheriff's Office
-- 6:30AM Balloon Launch
-- 8:00AM Chic-Filet will present a “Cow Drop”
-- 9:00AM Festival ends

PASSENGER FLIGHTS will be booked in advance and at the festival. Book your flight now by calling 410-442-5566. The fee for a balloon flight of 30-45 minutes will be $220 per person. Cash payment of the full $220 will be made at flight time.

BALLOON GLOW -- So what is a balloon glow?
The hot air balloon festival event now known as a balloon glow was invented in Albuquerque in 1979, when local pilots inflated balloons on Christmas Eve night as a thank you to local residents. The sight of balloons lit from within at night like giant holiday ornaments is breathtaking, and glow events are now held all over the world.

TETHERED BALLOON RIDES. A hot air balloon, tethered to the ground, will offer rides ($20 adults $10 children under 12) up to 60 feet in the air.

WALK-ABOUT BALLOON. A large balloon will be partically inflated on the ground. Children and adults will be able to venture into the center of this colorful balloon ($2 children and adults).

Sponsorships are available for 2014. Details will be available early February. Persons or businesses interested in sponsoring the event may contact Talbot Paramedic Foundation President Wayne Dyott at 410-310-3921.


August 4, 2013 -- StarDem.com - Sunday morning review with plenty of beautiful pictures from our 2013 festival.

July 3, 2013 -- Team Aqua Pools joins the Festival Balloon launch of hot air balloons.
June 28, 2013 -- View 30 second video clip to appear on Comcast Cable.
June 24, 2013 -- Read Press Release

Admission and parking for the event is $5 per carload for Friday and Saturday each. Food and beverages will be available for sale during the events. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Balloon Burner Bake Off took place August 1st Thursday 5PM at Scossa's Restaurant. details....

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Aloft Aerial Photograghy website

Barkers Landing Corp. (410-820-6482)

Bud Wood Real Estate website

C.H. Gannon and Son’s (410-822-0069)

Doug James Real Estate Service email

Pierson Comfort Group website

Scossa’s Restaurant website