The Bob Lucido tether balloon on display for the record number of spectators in 2016
Youtube tease for 2016 festival
The Long Running Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival is one of many events planned during the week-long series of special events celebrating the annual running of the Preakness Stakes, Baltimore's "Super Bowl" and the 2nd jewel in thoroughbred racing's prestigious Triple Crown. The Hot Air Balloon Festival has a long and colorful tradition going back 40 years.
Turf Valley in Ellicott City, Maryland brightened the skies again this year as the Centerpiece Venue for hosting the long running balloon festival. Spectators enjoyed the wonder of hot air balloons, specialty crafts, entertainment, and good food during this fun, family-friendly festival.
Claw'd The Crazy Crab and pilot Jim Regan excited our audiences. With or without Old Bay Seasoning, you will love this Crazy Crab.
American Heroes Celebration
On Friday evening, we hosted the American Heroes Celebration. Wounded Veterans were invited as our guest. The Wounded Veteran and family were invited into our VIP tent to chow down in a special reception with delicious food and drink from 6pm to 8:30 pm. Please read details of activities.
We welcomed Blaser SwissLube hot air balloon and pilot Rick Piendel.
So what is a SwissLube ????
APL Federal Credit Union was our newest sponsor.
You Can Join If You Live, Work or Attend School in Howard County, MD.
Stop by our booth during the festival and learn more about our services.
Plans for 2017 are underway...and will be available soon
Returning again -- the Roaming Railroad will be 'roaming' the grounds providing fun rides for all.
If a picture says a 1000 words--- 2015 in PICTURES
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