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Dozens of hot air balloons to ascend on Father’s Day weekend

QUEECHEE—The Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival is the longest continuously running hot air balloon festival in New England. This year marks the 38th annual event. Each year nearly 20 hot air balloons display their colors in the sky. Flights begin Friday evening at 6 p.m. and continue Saturday and Sunday at dawn 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Additional tethered rides will be offered throughout the day. The festival also features live music and entertainment for all ages with over 60 craft artisans and commercial vendors. Children’s activities include the Euro Bungee, a rock climbing wall, bounce house and more.

The festival is located at 70 Village Green Circle in Quechee. Admission is $15 for adults age 15 and up, $5 for children age 6-12 and free for children under 5.  On Father’s Day, June 18, Dad’s admitted for $10 when accompanied by a child. For more information visit quecheeballoonfestival.com.

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