Friday, September 18, 2009

Great Forest Park Balloon Race--Sept 19

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race takes to the skies on Saturday with tons of activities for the whole family!

Race day activities include a parachute team exhibition, children's entertainment area, an all British car show and a photo contest prior to the launch of the hare and hound balloons at 4:30pm.

From the website:

"Spend your day in beautiful Forest Park and help celebrate the 20th Birthday of the Energizer Bunny. The Purina Children's Entertainment area is filled with pony rides, games, and other activities for kids (not all of these activities are free, but I don't have cost information just be aware). The Entertainment Stage features a variety of local talent. During the Photo contest the public can enter the balloon field and take pictures of their favorite balloons. Prizes will be awarded for the best photographs. The Skydiving Team performs and lands in the center of the launch field. The race begins when the Energizer Bunny Balloon takes off ahead of the pack and then 70 "hound" balloons launch in pursuit. The balloon dropping a birdseed baggie closest to the Energizer Bunny Balloon will be declared the winner."

12:00pm: Festivities begin! Purina Children's Entertainment
Area & Incredible Dogs,.. Food Courts...Pony Rides...
Walgreens Health Screenings... Stages... Energizer
Bunny ears...More.
1:00pm: Entertainment Stage Opens
2:00pm: Photo Contest details
3:00pm: Skydivers
3:30pm: Opening Ceremonies
4:30pm: Energizer Hot "Hare" Balloon Launch and celebrates
20th Birthday
4:45pm: "Hound" Balloon Launch begins

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