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Crown of Maine Balloon Fest

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 5:00pm

Northern Maine Fairgrounds
84 Mechanic Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Aroostook County is steeped in ballooning history. In 1978, the Double Eagle II launched from Presque Isle and made the first successful crossing of the Atlantic.  In 1984, Joe Kittinger became the first person to make the solo Transatlantic balloon journey, launching from Caribou.  In 2013 Jonathan Trappe launched his attempted trans-Atlantic balloon flight using 365 individual helium balloons and established a world record for distance, when he landed in Newfoundland. 

Schedule:

5:00pm: Ribbon Burning Ceremony - Opening Ceremony

5:30pm: Mass Ascension - Balloon flights are weather dependant

6:00pm - 9:00pm: Street Fair - Rock the block on Main Street

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