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McCook Balloon Fest set for Saturday and Sunday

Friday, September 28, 2012

The early morning sky will be filled with color Saturday and Sunday as the McCook Balloon Fest celebrates Heritage Days at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds. Weather permitting, the vibrant colors will compete with nature's vista Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 a.m.; and Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m.
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McCOOK, Nebraska -- Event coordinators for the McCook Balloon Fest are working full swing on one of Nebraska's leading family events taking place Saturday and Sunday at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds during McCook's Heritage Days Festival.

Joining the ranks of great ballooning events such as the Colorado Balloon Classic, McCook Balloon Fest has drawn significant attention to Southwest Nebraska. Pilots currently registered to fly are coming from South Dakota, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Missouri and Nebraska.

Attend and watch as beautiful colors and shapes take to the sky in Southwest Nebraska.

Launch times may be delayed to accommodate inclement weather so plans should be made to come early or stay longer to enjoy a spectacular site. Tentative mass hot air balloon launch schedule is Saturday at 7:30 a.m., and 6:30 p.m., and Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There should be enough time to watch the balloons launch and return downtown to watch the parade on Saturday, after enjoying the launch and for early risers, pancakes and sausage served by the Boy Scouts.

For more information on the balloon festival, please contact (308) 345-2280.

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great event.

-- Posted by dennis on Mon, Oct 1, 2012, at 10:03 AM

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