The 2015 Adirondack Balloon Festival

October 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The Adirondack Balloon Festival is held at the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensberry, this years festival was September 17 through the 20th. It was the 43rd annual festival. This year there was approximately 100 balloons at the Festival. Friday night there was a stiff breeze and most of the balloons did not lift off. Some tried to brave the conditions lifted off at one end of the airport and set down at the other end. When the wind is up around 10 miles an hour or higher they do not like to let the balloons take off. Saturday morning though it was a slight breeze almost all the balloons were able to take off. It was amazing, there were so many different types of balloons there you found yourself looking all over the place there were balloons shaped like panda bear, butterfly, bumblebee, the sun, and many others. Typically on Saturday night balloons take off at dusk and while they are in flight the propane burners they use create a hot air illuminate the balloons in the night sky. Unfortunately the wind picked back up later that day and they had to cancel the balloons lifting off at dusk. Although that would of been an amazing site, what I witnessed prior that morning was well worth the drive up to the lake George area. It truly was awesome, if you ever get a chance go there and you will not be disappointed.


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