Hot Air Balloon Festival
The Hot Air Balloon Festival at Green Grove Gardens is a unique, family-oriented festival that offers a bird’s-eye-view of the facility’s more than 40 acres of manicured lawns and gardens and the surrounding countryside. The festival has 40 craft and food vendors, a children’s activities area with carnival games, sand art, barrel train rides, inflatables, pony rides, helicopter rides, and loads of entertainment. This event was held during the first weekends of August 2010 and August 2012.
Festival goers got the chance to rise 125 feet above Green Grove Garden’s grounds in a tethered balloon, travel cross-country on a “free flight” balloon ride or simply view the balloons with their feet still firmly on the ground.
“This is an opportunity for us to provide the community with a function that is family fun and something they wouldn’t see otherwise,” McCleaf said. “There’s nothing like it in the immediate area.”
SUMMER SKY FESTIVAL
For 2014 we are planning to have the Summer Sky Festival and we will still have some hot air balloons, along with a lot more live music, rides, fireworks display, and much more entertainment. You can check it out at www.summerskyfestival.com
Below are some photos of the balloons and a video from 2012.
You may check out a video from the 2012 Hot Air Balloon Festival here: http://youtu.be/E5SyS5Mt6qo
Photos by Vincent G. Ferrari
Photos by Brittany Thomas Photography
Photos by The Crystal Lenz