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These photos were taken by commenter Pkilmer the last time I was out crewing. They show Wind Dancer II and the United Van Lines balloon on the south side of Waukesha.
If you'd like to see more balloons, you won't find them this weekend at the fair. The 11th annual Hartford air show and balloon rally is tomorrow, Saturday. Just 30 miles away, it should be a great time with planes, fireworks and even a cluster balloon, all at no charge.
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Hartford Chamber 11th Annual Balloon Rally
Saturday, July 18th
Location: Hartford Airport
Join us for the 11th Annual Balloon Rally! Fun family event features balloon lift-off 1 1/2 hours before sunset (weather permitting), night glow, and fireworks. FREE parking and admission. Food and children's games available for purchase.
Schedule of Events
Noon to 8:00 pm
-Ticket Sales Open
-Kids (Inflatable) Activities
-Kids Inflatable Climbing Wall (2-7pm Only)
12:30 – 4:30 Hot Air Balloon Pilot Meet & Greet
1:00-2:00 WTKM Live Broadcast
2:00 Air Show Fly-In and Static Display
2:00 – 6:00 Face Painting for Children
3:00 - 4:00 Sail Plane Lift-Off
3:45 Pepsi Ambassador Key Hunt winner announcement
5:00 Hartford Energizers Dance Performance
5:15 - 5:30 Pilot and Sponsor Introductions
6:30 – 6:45 Raffle announcements: RE/Max for Children’s Hospital
6:00 - 7:45 Hot Air Balloon and Cluster Balloonist Flight Launch Window
7:15 Ping Pong Ball Drop (on grassy area)
8:15 – 8:45 Balloon Night Glow
9:15 – 10:00 Fireworks