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Hot Air Balloon Championship Aug.6 and 7, 2010, in Baton Rouge Has Something for Everyone in the Family

Baton Rouge Hot Air Balloon Championship Agu. 6 and 7, 2010It started this morning and winds down Sunday, the annual hot air balloon championship in Baton Rouge.  Conveniently located at Pennington on Perkins Road, it's filled with activities to thrill all ages.  Each morning you should plan to be seated at the field by 6:30am to see All the balloons take off as the competition starts for the day.  They drop a bean bag marker onto a target.  And each evening about half the balloons will set up on the field and take-off for the "the hare" and "the hounds" event.

 

101st Airborne "Screaming Eagles"

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This year one of the Special Events will be parachute demonstrations by the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army.  These "Screaming Eagles" will make an appearance in the late afternoon and again in the evening after dark on both Friday and Saturday.  You don't want to miss them.

 

Then there will be other events such as the children's village that has inflatables, face painting

Children's Village, Paachutes, Animanls, Ballons

Hot Air Balloon Glow Each Evening

Fireworks End Evening Activities

 

The day closes with "Balloon Glow" where you can go onto the field and watch up close as the balloons inflate.  Then the festivities end with the grand finale, An Awesome Fireworks display both Friday and Saturday nights.

 

 

Comment balloon 4 commentsAnn Dail • August 06 2010 10:03AM

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Before I moved back to Nebraska, I used to sponsor a balloon during Colorado Springs Balloon Fest every Labor Day weekend.  Here we are coming in for a water landing with Pikes Peak in the background!!!

I encourage anyone close to Baton Rouge to get out there today and tomorrow.

Mike McCann & Family water landing

Posted by Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) almost 9 years ago

What an awesome photo Mike!  Thanks for sharing it.  I will be there for sure with my family.

Posted by Ann Dail, Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem (Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551) almost 9 years ago

I hope you have a great morning with gentle breezes and bright skies!!

Posted by Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) almost 9 years ago

WOW Ann that looks like a great event, I didn't know this occurred in Baton Rouge thanks for posting!

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) almost 9 years ago

Participate