Great Falls Balloon Festival - Lewiston/Auburn, Maine, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member UMainah
N 44° 05.634 W 070° 13.333
19T E 402164 N 4883028
Quick Description: The Great Falls Balloon Festival is a hot air balloon festival held in the twin cities of Lewiston, Maine and Auburn, Maine. It has been held annually each August since 1992.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 10/4/2012 7:01:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMFDXN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The Great Falls Ballon Festival
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The Great Falls Balloon Festival is the premier summer event of central Maine. It enjoys a national reputation as a first-class event and hosts visitors and balloonists from all over the US and Canada. This much-loved event is a destination for many visitors to the state of Maine.
Established in 1992 by a small group of business people, civic leaders and friends, the festival’s goal is to provide fundraising opportunities to local nonprofit groups while celebrating our community and promoting the Lewiston/Auburn area as a tourist destination.
Based at Simard-Payne Memorial Park (formerly Railroad Park), in Lewiston, on the banks of the Androscoggin River, the festival has become a huge success, attracting crowds of approximately 100,000 visitors annually. The river—with the rocky Great Falls as its backdrop—provides a picturesque setting for the dozens of balloons which visit annually, including some special shape balloons. The cooperative efforts of the cities of Lewiston and Auburn, an army of volunteers and valued local businesses have grown the festival into a truly memorable event.
Date(s): From: 8/16/2012 To: 8/23/2012

Number of Balloons in Attendence: 40

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