2023 Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Plainville Fire Company has announced the return of the Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will take place at Norton Park in Plainville, Connecticut in the evening of Friday, August 25, 2023 and all day on Saturday, August 26, 2023.

The festival will feature a “balloon glow,” fireworks display, two balloon launches, a car show, an arts and crafts show, musical entertainment, food, and several other vendors.

“I am excited to share that the Plainville Balloon Festival is back! Numerous residents have approached me, other members of the Town Council, and Town staff expressing interest and hope for the festival’s return,” Town Council Chair Kathy Pugliese said. “The Town is proud to partner with the Plainville Fire Company in organizing this festival that has been a staple of the Plainville community since 1984 and has—in recent years—become one of the largest and last remaining balloon festivals in the Northeast.”

Attendees of previous years’ festivals know that this is a popular event and a significant undertaking for the Town and Fire Company. Anyone interested in helping is encouraged to sign up to volunteer. Volunteers are needed from Friday through Sunday, and individuals can sign up for one or more timeslot that fits their schedule.

To access the volunteer application, visit https://tinyurl.com/8rw5ch6b

For additional information, visit https://www.plainvillefireco.com/Balloon_Festival.html

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