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Moffat County Balloon Festival marks seven years this weekend

Craig Daily Press Staff Report
Hot air balloons hover over Loudy-Simpson Park during 2015's Moffat County Balloon Festival, The seventh annual event launches this weekend.
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The seventh annual Moffat County Balloon Festival lifts off this weekend with a multitude of activities at Loudy-Simpson Park.

With launches scheduled for early Saturday and Sunday morning, 24 balloons will head up, up and away, adding a rainbow of color to the skies, as well as adding a flash of brightness Saturday night during the evening balloon glow.

Saturday will also be full of activities throughout the day including the Elevate Education 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run; family activities like a magician, face painting, Bernie Rose Story Hour, wagon rides, a pie-eating contest and a money pit; the Colorado State Over the Line Championship; paddleboard races; Colorado Cruisers Car Show; live music by country singer Bill Clark and 1980s tribute act Steve Thomas Band; and more.

Admission is free, and participants are asked to contribute canned goods for St. Michael’s Community Kitchen.

For more information, visit mcballoonfestival.commcballoonfestival.com..

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2016 Moffat County Balloon Festival schedule

SaturdaySaturday

Saturday

6:30 a.m. Hot air balloon launch

6 to 7 a.m. Breakfast burritos by Moffat County High School wrestlers

7 a.m. Elevate Education 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run by Friends of Moffat County Education

7 to 10 a.m. Pancake breakfast by MCHS wrestlers

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Colorado State Over the Line Championship

9:30 a.m. Bernie Rose Story Hour

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Face painting, puppet shows and balloon animals by New Creation Church

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Magic shows by Sambu the Magician

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classic Air Medical helicopter tour

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Colorado Cruisers Classic Car Show

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Arts and crafts and food vendors

11 a.m. Beer garden by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Moffat County Fair and Anson family wagon rides

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grand Olde West Days Rope-a-Dummy

Noon Pie-eating contest by Village Inn

2 to 5 p.m. Colorado Northwestern Community College Four-Wheelers Down & Dirty Demos

3 p.m. Children’s money pit by McDonald’s

3 to 5 p.m. Battle of the Paddle stand-up paddleboard races

4 p.m. Live music by Bill Clark

6:30 p.m. Live music by Steve Thomas Band

8:15 p.m. Balloon glow

SundaySunday

Sunday

6:30 a.m. Hot air balloon launch




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