CHESAPEAKE BAY BALLOON AND WINE FESTIVAL
at Triple Creek Winery
11138 Three Bridge Branch Road, CORDOVA MARYLAND
Maryland's largest Hot Air Balloon Festival is returning to Talbot County. August 3,4,5 2018
Our 2018 expanded festival schedule
Details will be published over the coming weeks
Friday 2-9pm festival open, entertainment, balloon tethers, flights, glow
Saturday 6AM mass balloon ascension- no vendors
Saturday 2-9PM festival open, entertainment, balloon tethers, flights, glow
Sunday 6AM mass balloon ascension & 5K Run - no vendors
Sunday 2-7PM - festival open, entertainment, balloon tethers, flights
>> SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
--- Sponsor a balloon
--- Sponsor a tethered balloon
--- Sponsor the Elephant special shape balloon
--- Sponsor the Balloon Glow
click on above link or contact Nancy on 410-442-5566 for details.
'Peanut' will drop in on us for a second visit to Maryland. Read Fun Facts
>> VENDORS & CRAFTERS: Applications
--- Food vendors - we are at our limit and cannot accept new vendors.
--- Presently, Craft Vendors participating in prior years are being invited. We may have openings for adding more crafters.
--- Commercial vendors - limited spots are available.
---If you would like to be on standby for possible openings, Email Nancy Broderick and tell us what you sell.
We Welcome Back "Carnival"
It is not just another pretty face. Three faces grace this unique special shape balloon. It was born in Brazil and stands 85 feet tall.
What does a winery have in common with hot air balloons?
>> PASSENGER FLIGHTS: BOOK YOUR FLIGHT NOW using link shown above. Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience in a hot air balloon flying over beautiful Talbot County. Fee is $240 a person. What a beautiful place to fly! Deposits paid will be refunded to you if we are unable to fly.
>> TETHERED BALLOON RIDES: A hot air balloon, tethered to the ground, will offer rides ($20 adults and $10 children under 12) up to 60 feet in the air. No advanced booking is required.
>> WALK-ABOUT BALLOON: A large balloon will be partially inflated on the ground. Children and adults will be able to venture into the center of this colorful balloon ($3 children and adults). Pay on site.
>> GENERAL GUIDELINES:
--- No outside coolers or drinks are allowed.
--- Dogs are not permitted!!
--- No camping on-site
>> Again This Year! - KIDS ZONE will include: face painting, hay rides, rock climbing wall, large bounce house and slide.
The Roaming Railroad will be 'roaming' the grounds providing fun rides for adults and kids - $5.00 tickets.
>> BALLOON GLOW -- So what is a balloon glow?
The hot air balloon festival event now known as a balloon glow was invented in Albuquerque in 1979, when local pilots inflated balloons on Christmas Eve night as a thank you to local residents. The sight of balloons lit from within at night like giant holiday ornaments is breathtaking, and glow events are now held all over the world.
Junior Balloonist Camp: Kids ages from 12- 18 will participate in a hands on demonstration of "HOW BALLOONS WORK". Scheduled from 2-3:30PM Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Lead pilot/instructor is Matt Hodgdon from Mt Airy MD. This is a Free Demonstration.
>> OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: --- Our host hotels are the Quality Inn and Holiday Inn Express on Rt 50 Easton 410-820-8333.
---CAMPING Check out Holiday Inn Park in Greensboro.
"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been and there you will long to return."
-- Leonardo da Vinci