The Bob Lucido tether balloon on display for the record number of spectators in 2016
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.
The Howard County Fairgrounds in Howard County, Maryland will brighten the skies this year as the Centerpiece Venue for the long running balloon festival. Spectators will enjoy the wonder of hot air balloons, specialty crafts, entertainment, and good food during this family-friendly festival.
Tethers in Action
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Returning again -- the Roaming Railroad will be 'roaming' the grounds providing fun rides for all.
Howard County Fairgrounds
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--- 2016 in Pictures
--- 2015 in Pictures
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