At the festival we went to this past weekend, the main attraction was the hot air balloons. On Saturday morning they were supposed to have some kind of race but with the thunderstorms in the area I don't think that happened. Saturday night a few of them blew up on the field and then lit up for the glow. They were supposed to do tethered rides but it was too windy.
This was the first balloon to blow up
Then on Sunday morning they were supposed to have the key grab race. Normally all the balloons inflate and they lift off from the field. Well with the way the wind was blowing they had to move the key pole to a field beside the home depot. So all the spectators (including us) left and went to home depot. So instead of seeing them all lift off, we saw them all try and get as close to the pole as possible.
Waiting for the balloons to come
The first one we saw
I think this one came in 3rd place
I think this one came in 1st place
The only shaped balloon we saw
Then on Sunday night we headed back to the park