Crown of Maine Balloon Festival Schedule of Events

Crown of Maine Balloons

Tethered Rides

Tethered balloon rides will be available on Friday and Saturday evenings.  They will start at 5:00 p.m. and will cost $10:00 for 12& over and $5:00 for children under 12.  Tickets will be limited to 150 per evening.  They will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  A specific time slot will be assigned for the purchased ticket.  Tickets will go on sale each evening at 4:00 p.m.

 

COMBF Craft Fair

There is a craft fair on Friday night from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday from 11a.m.-9 p.m.

2018 List of Events

August 21 (Tuesday)
6:00 pm Volunteer and Crew Training

August 23 (Thursday)
5:30 am – Thursday Morning Flight (PRE-COMBF Flights by Available Balloons)
5:30 pm – COMBF Opening and Ribbon Burning
5:30 pm Thursday Evening Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds
6:00 – 9:00 pm New Energy on Main Street – Presque Isle Street Fair – Sponsored by the PI Elks Club and the PI Downtown Revitalization Committee

August 24 (Friday)
5:30 am Friday Morning Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Craft Fair & Vendors Open – Northern Maine Fairgrounds
5:00 pm Tethered Ride Tickets Go on Sale – Limited to 150 passengers on a first-come first-serve basis – Tickets $10 for those 12+, $5 for children under 12
6:30 pm (Following Mass Ascension) Tethered Rides – Northern Prosthetics and Orthotics sponsor.
5:30 pm Friday Evening Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm “No Pressure” entertains on stage behind Forestry Building – Sponsored by Irving Woodlands, LLC.
DUSK – Balloon Glow – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

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August 25 (Saturday)
5:30 am Saturday Morning Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds
7:00 – 10:00 am Meet the Pilots and Crew Breakfast – Chapman Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club, Chapman Cost: $8 per person – The public is invited to come and enjoy breakfast
8:00 am – Citywide Yard Sales
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Kids Karnival – Sponsored by the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest Committee. Inflatable bounce houses and slides sponsored by Caribou Parks and Recreation Department, PI Rotary Club and Cary Medical Center
11:00 am – 9:00 pm Craft Fair and Vendors Open – Northern Maine Fairgrounds
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lemonade and Cookies served by the Spragueville Extension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Children’s Muster – Sponsored by the Presque Isle Fire Department and includes a series of Firefighter’s Muster Games designed for children ages 6 – 12.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Family Fun on the Field – Family Friendly Activities for all Ages – Sponsored by The Aroostook Medical Center
2:00 – 4:00 pm Meet and Greet the Pilots – Come to the Northern Maine Fairgrounds to talk with the pilots and learn about hot air ballooning.
4:30 – 7:30 pm “Tennessee Haze” entertains on stage behind Forestry Building – Sponsored by Irving Woodlands LLC.
5:00 pm Tethered Ride Tickets Go on Sale – Limited to 150 passengers on a first-come first-serve basis – Tickets $10 for those 12+, $5 for children under 12
6:30 pm (Following Mass Ascension) Tethered Rides – Northern Prosthetics and Orthotics sponsor.
5:30 pm Saturday Evening Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds
7:45 – 9:15 pm – Movie “Up” on the stage behind the Forestry Building
DUSK – Balloon Glow – Northern Maine Fairgrounds

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August 26 (Sunday)
5:30 am – Sunday Morning Mass Ascension – Northern Maine Fairgrounds
8:00 – 10:00 am COMBF Closing Breakfast – served by the Order of the Eastern Star, Lunar Chapter #126 at the Trinity Masonic Lodge 130 AF&AM – 230 State Street, Presque Isle.