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Hot Air Balloon Festival (in PA)

The hot air balloon festival in Ohio the previous week is larger, but this one is closer to Pittsburgh (about 1 hour away). The festival goes on from Thursday through Sunday, with a Night Glow at 9 pm on Thursday and launches at 6 pm Friday, 6 am and 6 pm Saturday, and 6 am on Sunday.

Admission and parking are both free. Here's a description from their web site about the 2013 Western Pennsylvania Balloon Quest (click here):

July 25 - July 28, 2013

SCOTLAND MEADOWS PARK
2106 Camden Avenue
New Castle, PA United States 16101
4TH WEEKEND IN JULY
Number of balloons: 25
Year began: 1989

ALL proceeds benefit: UNION TOWNSHIP VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT. Hot Air Balloons with a "Balloon Glow" scheduled on Thursday night @ 9:00 Pm - Balloon launches scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday morning and evening, Sunday morning....ALL LAUNCHES ARE BETWEEN 6 & 7 AM and PM.

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  • Mary J.

    I enjoyed attending the Hot Air Balloon Festival on Friday night with my daughter. It was nice to see them in person, and closeup. :)

    July 30, 2013

  • Mary J.

    I am new at meetup. How do meetup with everyone? I would be able to attend Friday evening.

    July 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mary Jane, this meet up group if a great source of information about events. However, not always a clear group get together.

      July 25, 2013

    • Mary J.

      Thank you Rosemary. I appreciate the information!

      July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Changed my plans. Going to Pittsburgh Summer Beerfest instead. Maybe Sunday?

    July 25, 2013

  • Nataliya

    Hello! If anyone can give me a ride on Friday evening? I can meet anywhere Sq Hill, Oakland, downtown. I can share gas cost! Please!

    July 25, 2013

    • Nataliya

      I just noticed that I made a mistake: I would like to go to Thursday night glow. If anyone driving and can give me a ride?

      July 25, 2013

  • Mary J.

    I will be there Friday evening. Looking forward to taking pictures, and enjoying the outdoors. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. :)

    July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will be there if I can get out of work early. thanks!

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    confirming this with guests on 7/22

    July 22, 2013

  • Denise G

    They don't do rides, do they? I rode in one for about an hour once and fell in love so much I wanted to buy a balloon man hire a pilot....lol

    July 21, 2013

    • David

      There's another festival in Dansville NY over the Labor Day weekend where you can take rides.

      July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to try and hit up Friday's launch.

    July 19, 2013

  • Carrie

    The Night Glow sounds like a GREAT time!

    July 9, 2013

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