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Hot Air Balloon Festival to start on Friday

Hot Air Balloon Festival to start on Friday
Photo provided by Ascension Festivals and Cultural Council
Good News!

POSTED: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 12:10pm

The Ascension Festivals and Cultural Council is pleased to announce their event schedule for the upcoming 2013 Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship Festival held from Friday, September 27 until Sunday, September 29.

Here is the schedule (all times are tentative):

Friday, September 27: Morning Session

6:00 a.m.
• Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gates Open (Admission $2.00 per person)

6:30 a.m.
• Pilot Briefing - Lamar-Dixon - Pilot Tent

6:55 a.m.
• Sunrise

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
• First Competition Flight - Lamar Dixon Field (Fly In or Fly Out)

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Children’s Inflatables Area (42” & Below) ($10.00 per person)
• Adventure Zone ($25.00 per person or $5.00 per ticket)

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
• Special Shape Balloons Inflation - Lamar Dixon Field
• Hot Air Balloon Tethered Rides - Lamar Dixon Field ($20.00 per person)

12:00 p.m.
• Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gates Closed

Friday, September 27: Afternoon Session

2:30 p.m.
• Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gates Open (Admission $2.00 per person)

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
• Hot Air Balloon Tethered Rides - Lamar Dixon Field ($20.00 per person)

3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
• Children’s Inflatables Area (42” & Below) ($10.00 per person)
• Adventure Zone ($25.00 per person or $5.00 per ticket)

4:30 p.m.
• Pilot Briefing

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
• Second Competition Flight - Lamar Dixon Field (Fly In or Fly Out)

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• Special Shaped Balloons Inflation and Glow - Lamar-Dixon Field

6:54 p.m.
• Sunset

7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
• Hot Air Balloon Glow – Lamar Dixon Field

8:30 p.m.
• Fireworks – Lamar Dixon Field

9:00 p.m.
• Event closed

Saturday, September 28: Morning Session

6:00 a.m.
• Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gates Open (Admission $2.00 per person)

6:30 a.m.
• Pilot Briefing - Lamar-Dixon - Pilot Tent

6:56 a.m.
• Sunrise

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
• Third Competition Flight - Lamar Dixon Field (Fly In or Fly Out)

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Children’s Inflatables Area (42” & Below) ($10.00 per person)
• Adventure Zone ($25.00 per person or $5.00 per ticket)

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
• Special Shape Balloons Inflation - Lamar Dixon Field
• Hot Air Balloon Tethered Rides - Lamar Dixon Field ($20.00 per person)

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Powered Parachute Flyover and Display

12:00 p.m.
• Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gates Closed

Saturday, September 28: Afternoon Session

2:30 p.m.
• Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gates Open (Admission $2.00 per person)

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
• Hot Air Balloon Tethered Rides - Lamar Dixon Field ($20.00 per person)

3:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
• Children’s Inflatables Area (42” & Below) ($10.00 per person)
• Adventure Zone ($25.00 per person or $5.00 per ticket)

4:30 p.m.
• Pilot Briefing

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
• Fourth Competition Flight - Lamar Dixon Field (Fly In or Fly Out)

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• Special Shaped Balloons Inflation and Glow - Lamar-Dixon Field

6:52 p.m.
• Sunset

7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
• Hot Air Balloon Glow – Lamar Dixon Field

8:30 p.m.
• Fireworks – Lamar Dixon Field

9:00 p.m.
• Event closed

Sunday, September 29: Morning Session

6:00 a.m.
• Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gates Open (Admission $2.00 per person)

6:30 a.m.
• Pilot Briefing - Lamar-Dixon - Pilot Tent

6:56 a.m.
• Sunrise

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
• Fifth Competition Flight - Lamar Dixon Field (Fly In or Fly Out)

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Children’s Inflatables Area (42” & Below) ($10.00 per person)
• Adventure Zone ($25.00 per person or $5.00 per ticket)

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
• Special Shape Balloons Inflation - Lamar Dixon Field
• Hot Air Balloon Tethered Rides - Lamar Dixon Field ($20.00 per person)

12:00 p.m.
• Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gates Closed

For more information on the Championship races and Festival, visit www.ascensionballooning.com.

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