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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hot Air Balloon Fair


Each year Montague Balloon Fair is held in the beautiful Shasta Valley, which spreads out in front of the north face of majestic Mt. Shasta, California.  Montague is a little town located in Siskiyou County(There are as many residents in Siskiyou County as attend Stanford University).  The Rotary Club of Shasta Valley click here(Yreka) sponsor the Annual Balloon Fair each September.   The event starts on Friday evening with dinner and entertainment. An old fashion melodrama is on the menu.  Saturday the balloons launch at day break.  And, in the afternoon a parade with the baskets from the balloons and the small school band in the highlight.  Saturday night is a BBQ and  the balloons are a glow.




Sunday morning at daybreak the balloons prepare for a mass ascension.




What a glorious event.  I just loved watching all the activity with the preparation of filling the balloons and watching the wind for the perfect time to launch.

THANK YOU SUSAN @ A SOUTHERN DAY DREAMER for hosting Outdoor Wednesday.  Please link back to Susan's blog and check out the beautiful things we see and the fun we have outdoors.
Thank you so much for stopping by and please leave a comment. 
xoxo
Betty

8 comments:

  1. They all look so pretty, especially lit up at night. Great photos!

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  2. Loved these pictures! I have always loved hot air ballons and these are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. How magnificent...I would love to see that...your photos are wonderful!!!

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  4. Betty, your photos are just gorgeous. There is a big Balloon Festival every year here in Phoenix, just a few miles from where I live. I love it as the balloons begin to drift by our home. I've taken a few shots but none as spectacular as yours! :)

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  5. I went to a hot air balloon event in Reno,Nevada. It was amazingly beautiful as are your pictures! Joan @Americana By Candlelight

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  6. Oh they are beautiful! My cousin tells me I need to come to AZ when they have their annual balloon festival. I love hot air balloons and would love to ride in one.

    ~ Tracy

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  7. Wow what beautiful photo's. I have a fear of heights though so you wouldn't catch me on one of those :) They have one in Forest Park, St. Louis in September too.

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