Crown of Maine Balloon Fest turns 20 years outdated this week

There’s nothing fairly like waking up early on a summer time morning to a mysterious “whuff, whuff” sound and seeing a vibrant hot-air balloon float overhead.

Folks in Presque Isle will see the spectacle when the twentieth version of the Crown of Maine Balloon Pageant takes place Thursday, Aug. 24, by Sunday, Aug. 27.  

Over its twenty years, the occasion has remodeled from a number of balloons and minimal spectators to a four-day extravaganza that pulls 4,000 to eight,000 guests from Canada, Maine and the remainder of the U.S. Organizers have added reside music, meals distributors, crafts and youngsters’s actions to maintain folks busy on the Northern Maine Fairgrounds headquarters.