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2013 Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival featured 15 balloonists coming to Craig with launches Saturday and Sunday mornings along with activities and vendors throughout the day Saturday.

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Photo by Nate Waggenspack

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David Vines pumps hot air into his balloon Saturday morning. Photo by Nate Waggenspack

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Pilot David Vines Photo by Nate Waggenspack

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Photo by Nate Waggenspack

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Two balloons fly low over the Yampa River north of Loudy-Simpson Park. Photo by Nate Waggenspack

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Flying over a lake Photo by Nate Waggenspack

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Two balloons fly over a lake north of Loudy-Simpson Park on Saturday morning. The 2013 Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival began with 15 balloons launching from Loudy-Simpson. It continues throughout the day and will feature another launch Sunday morning. Photo by Nate Waggenspack

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Children from Craig dig into their pies at the 2013 Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival pie-eating Contest. Three boys — Johnathan Macks, Kalob Hillewaert and Landon Weis — consumed their half-pies fastest Saturday afternoon at Loudy-Simpson Park. Photo by Nate Waggenspack

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Tristen Walls Photo by Nate Waggenspack

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Children's pie-eating contest winners, from left: Johnathan Macks, Landon Weis and Kalob Hillewaert Photo by Nate Waggenspack

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Eric Abram (front right) won the adult pie-eating contest at the 2013 Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival. Photo by Nate Waggenspack

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The candlestick glow closed Saturday's festivities. Photo by Nate Waggenspack

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Elton John cover band Bennie and the Jets played at Loudy-Simpson park from 6 to 8 p.m. to large crowds. Photo by Nate Waggenspack

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