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2019 Paris Balloon & Music Festival

At the Lamar County Fairgrounds - Festival & Balloon Glow Evenings July 19-20th - Balloon Launch Mornings July 20 & 21st

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This weekend grab a lawn chair and bring the family out to the 4th Annual Paris Balloon and Music Festival at the Lamar County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5:00pm and tickets are $5 per person. 

 

We will have a wide variety of really cool market vendors, food vendors, live music, helicopter rides, monster truck rides, a newly added carnival with games and rides in the kids zone, tethered balloon rides, the National Guard will be bringing the rock climbing wall and fun activities, and we will have a beautiful balloon glow at dusk. 

 

It’s so much fun to watch as the balloons inflate and all the work the crew put in to get the balloon to stand up. Once they are standing up the yellow caution tape line will drop and guests are encouraged to go out on the field and check out the balloons up close! The pilots are so friendly and it will be a great chance to take some pictures. 

 

If you are interested in volunteering on the balloon crew please inquire at the festival

At the white balloon crew tent. We would love to have you on the team. 

 

We have incredible bands lined up featuring Common Ground and Rue 82 on Friday night and The Slightly Used Band and Rhythmaddics on Saturday night. Music starts at 6:00pm. 

 

General parking will enter the fairgrounds on the north side of the fairgrounds on Clement Road. The south entrance is reserved for vendors and VIP Sponsors only and will require a parking pass. 

 

Due to safety factors with the balloons pets are not allowed into the event. Also coolers are not allowed but we will have delicious food and beverages on site. 

 

Early Saturday and Sunday mornings beginning at 630am the balloons will start setting up for the balloon launch. This activity is free to come out and watch. Other festival activities will not be open at that time. The launch will be at the Fairgrounds this year also. Wind speeds are a factor in the balloon activities and delays or cancellations are possible. Safely is always a high priority. 

 

 

 

 

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BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE PARIS BALLOON AND MUSIC ASSOCIATION. A 501c3 ORGANIZATION

The BFA is a 501c3 non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the sport and science of lighter-than- air aviation, both hot air and gas balloons. Founded in 1961, membership in the BFA is open to anyone who shares a fascination with Lighter Than Air flight.

http://www.bfa.net