Schedule

 

Events will be held at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds unless otherwise noted.

 
 

Thursday

August 22


5:00 pm

Ribbon Burning Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

5:30 Pm

Mass Ascension

Balloon flights are weather dependant

6:00-9:00 pm

Street Fair

Rock the block on Main Street

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Friday

August 23


5:30 AM

Mass Ascension

Balloon flights are weather dependant

4:00 - 9:00 pm

Craft Fair and Vendors Open

Enjoy the food, shop for homemade items, and pick up a keepsake from the festival.

5:00 pm

Tickets for Tethered Ride, Go On Sale

First Come, First Served.

5:30 pm

Mass Ascension

Balloon flights are weather dependant

5:30 - 8:30

TBD Live Music/Entertainment

On the stage behind the Forestry Building

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6:30 pm

Tethered Balloon Rides

A great chance to get a small taste of riding high in the sky. Lineup begins at 6 pm

Dusk

Moon Glow

View the beauty of hot air balloons glowing in the dark

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Saturday

August 24

5:30 AM

Mass Ascension

Balloon flights are weather dependant

7:00 - 10:00 am

Pilot and Crew Breakfast

Enjoy Breakfast and meet the pilots. $TBD
Location: TBD

8:00 am

Citywide Yard Sale

No registrations, no maps, just folks having a yard sale

11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Craft Fair and Vendors Open

Enjoy the food, shop for homemade items, and pick up a keepsake from the festival.

1:00 Pm - 4:00 pm

Fun on the Field

Inflatables, Carnival Style Games, Walk Through Balloon, Children’s Muster, Touch-A-Truck, and more. Event is free

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2:30 Pm - 4:00 pm

Pilot Meet and Greet

Meet the men and women who take to the skies and ask them your burning questions.

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4:30 - 7:30

Live Music - Cornerstone

On the stage behind the Forestry Building

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5:00 pm

Tickets for Tethered Ride, Go On Sale

First Come, First Served.

5:30 pm

Mass Ascension

Balloon flights are weather dependant

6:30 pm

Tethered Balloon Rides

A great chance to get a small taste of riding high in the sky. Lineup begins at 6 pm

7:30-9:00 pm

Karaoke

On the stage behind the Forestry Building

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7:45-9:45 PM

Movie - Dumbo (2019)

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Dusk

Moon Glow

View the beauty of hot air balloons glowing in the dark

 

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Sunday

August 25

5:30 AM

Mass Ascension

Balloon flights are weather dependant