Kite and Balloon festivals - East UK

Kite and Balloon festivals - East UK

Post by Honest » Wed, 21 Jul 1999 04:00:00


So - Blickling Hall, Norfolk, August 1st, all day.  Balloons go up about
6:00 am ish and then we take over, then about 18:00 ish the Balloons
(after landing somewhere in the distance and rushing back in the boots
of various 4WD vehicles) take off again.

Be there - I will.  It's a family day so bring a picnic/friend/kite etc.

Aik

PS There are a lot of these about, aren't there? (Balloon/kite thingies,
I mean)

 
 
 

Kite and Balloon festivals - East UK

Post by Julie Whi » Thu, 22 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>PS There are a lot of these about, aren't there? (Balloon/kite thingies,
>I mean)

Yes, and one of the very best is on 21&22 August at The Racecourse
Park, Northampton.

Balloons launch at 0700hrs, then arena totally empty for kitefliers to
do their stuff.

Loads of stalls and entertainment on site too.

Then be ringside with the very best view for a hundred or so balloons
launching at 1800hrs (both days).  Night glow and fireworks on the
Saturday.

Free admission if you walk in, quite pricey if you wish to park a car
on site, and getting out at 11pm is hell as the whole of Northants
seems to be at the event, but its well worth it.  :-)


Julie White
Hon. President - The Midlands Kite Fliers
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