Plano Balloon Festival - NEW PICTURES FROM THIS WEEKEND!

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Real Estate Agent with Castle Connections Realty 0517896

The Plano Balloon Festival is coming up soon on September 21 - 23 at Oak Point Park in Plano, Texas. 

City of Plano Balloon  Our great City even has its own Balloon!

This year will be my fourth time at the Plano Balloon Festival and it is GREAT experience every time!  It is one of the best festival in the entire DFW area.  You get to see hundreds of colorful and fun balloons! 

Annabelle Takes Off!

Annabelle Takes Off from the Morning Launch

 

You can even sign up to ride in a balloon.  If you are an early bird, you can arrive at 7am for the morning launch on Saturday and Sunday or the evening launch is at 6pm both days.   This year the event also includes SKYDIVERS, TEAM PARACHUTES, concerts and FIREWORKS. 

Visit http://www.planoballoonfest.org/ for more information!    

I'll be volunteering this year at the Festival for my Rotary Club.  We will be selling those delicious Funnel Cakes so stop by and say "Hi"

 

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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Hi Linda, this is wonderful! I didn't know Plano had this festival, it must be great fun to be working at this event.  Thanks for sharing and thank you for joining the ActiveRain Rotarians group! 
Aug 31, 2007 10:59 PM #1
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Tom Burris
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How can I miss it? It is right down the street.

The 'Baloon Glow' at night is great for the kids.

Sep 01, 2007 01:20 AM #2
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Karen Kruschka
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Although I live in Northern Virginia I am an Albuquerque native and I'm "in tune" with balloons.  Is your funnel cake concession a major or minor fund raiser?  Those are great photos in your post.  Does your club have a balloon?
Sep 01, 2007 05:01 AM #3
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Amy Whiffen
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Linda, How fun! I would love to take my kids to see something like that.  Growing up in Wisconsin we would have balloons go over our house once in awhile, and I loved waving to the people.  I haven't seen any in the Myrtle Beach area, maybe wind is an issue?
Sep 02, 2007 12:15 AM #4
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Linda Box Taylor
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Karen - I've never been to Albuquerque's balloon festival but I've heard it is so much bigger than Plano's.  Our event has hundreds of balloons but doesn't Albuquerque have thousands? 

Our Rotary club doesn't have a balloon but this is a major fundraiser for the club.  I think we make about $20,000 each year and then we are able to give this money back to the community!

Amy - It is so much fun to be at the festival and watch the balloons take off right in front of you.  And then the balloons come into land and they go right over your head.  I went to the festival for the first time 4 years ago and I was use to seeing one balloon at a time like you but it is really amazing to see a hundred balloon in a span of an hour or two!!

Sep 02, 2007 05:48 AM #5
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Karen Otto
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Great shots Linda! I've always stayed "outside" the venue and watched from another local - over by PESH on Los Rios and Parker Rd is good but once in a while it doesn't happen at all because of the weather and that's a real bummer! I love watching them float by.
Sep 07, 2007 10:13 AM #6
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Linda Box Taylor
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The Balloon Festival starts today!!  I'll be working the Funnel Cake booth from 4pm - 10pm tonight so stop by and say "hi" or I'm working the early morning shift on Sunday!
Sep 21, 2007 02:36 AM #7
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Linda Box Taylor
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Working the Funnel Cake Booth on Friday Night! 

 

Up, Up and Away

Sep 22, 2007 02:47 AM #8
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I don't see any pictures of the new Re/Max House balloon!!  Did you cherry-pick it out of the pictures?  JK!
Sep 23, 2007 07:16 AM #9
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Hi Linda, great photos and great looking smiling Rotarians! You must have had a ton of fun! S.
Sep 23, 2007 11:08 AM #10
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Tom Burris
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I survived it.,.... only had to avoid Oakpoint 4 times over the weekend. LOL

I wish the boys could have gone with their momma, but we had a full weekend.

Sep 24, 2007 06:56 AM #11
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Donna, I did see the new square Re/Max balloon.  It looked neat.  But no pics.  Sorry!  :-)

Silvia - We did have a great time serving up Funnel Cakes.  It amazing me how many people just love them.

Tom - You survived... until next year! 

Sep 24, 2007 07:35 AM #12
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Karen Otto
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AWESOME photos Linda! I was in FL over the weekend and missed this years, the weather looked perfect. Thank you for sharing!
Sep 30, 2007 02:59 AM #13
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Lori Hakeem Oxley
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Love the pictures!!!  I went hot air ballooning years ago in Napa Valley....what a wonderful experience!!!  Thanks for sharing your pics!
Oct 15, 2007 03:20 AM #14
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wow, that looks great the cow is my favorite.  But seeing that many balloons in the air is so great, I love balloon festivals.  Thanks for sharing.
Oct 15, 2007 09:43 AM #15
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