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Balloonists take to the air during the second annual Moffat County Balloon Festival in 2011 at Loudy-Simpson Park. This year's event, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, will feature 15 balloons, as well as multiple activities during the day.

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Balloon Festival to offer big schedule

Before it’s inflated, a hot air balloon may only look like a large piece of colorful nylon with a basket attached. However, get a little heat going and before long it’s a full-bodied aircraft ready to soar to the heavens. Just as this material expands to make something glorious, so are the numbers of the fourth annual Moffat County Balloon Festival, with 15 balloonists set to come out and display their aviation skills Saturday and Sunday at Loudy-Simpson Park.

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