If you are looking for something spectacular to do this holiday weekend, the annual New York State Festival of Balloons will be held in Dansville, New York! The festival is about an hour drive from Rochester and each year, morning and evening launches of the hot air balloons provide enjoyment for all! The festival helps to promote the area, and also to support local charities. The event costs $5.00 per person but children 12 and under are FREE!
The show takes place September 2-5, 2011. There are several scheduled launches (weather permitting): Friday – 6pm, Saturday 6am and 6pm, Sunday 6am and 6pm and Monday 6am. There will also be something for everyone throughout the weekend. A favorite among Western New Yorkers is the arts and crafts vendors. The 2nd Annual Vintage/New Snowmobile Show will take place Saturday from 10am to 3:30pm. There will also be a Car Show, free entertainment, a food court, and rides and amusements for the kids! For a complete schedule of events, click here.
For directions click here, and for frequently asked questions regarding taking a hot air balloon ride, click here.
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