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CHESAPEAKE BAY
BALLOON AND WINE FESTIVAL

(previously The Great Chesapeake Balloon & Wine Festival)

August 4-5, 2017
Friday Noon - 9pm
Saturday Noon - 9pm
++Sunday Morning mass balloon ascension - 6am

Festival Location:Triple Creek Winery
11138 Three Bridge Branch Road, CORDOVA MARYLAND

Featuring 18 Hot Air Balloons

ADMISSION and PARKING FEES MAY BE PAID IN ADVANCE and ON-LINE
YOU MUST ORDER A PARKING PASS WITH YOUR ADMISSION TICKET.
TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAY
PICK EITHER ON-SITE & OFF-SITE PARKING
Click here TO ORDER TICKETS AND SEE MORE DETAILS ABOUT OUR FESTIVAL.






Spectator Photos/Videos: 2016


-- Hot Air video --Doug Phillips on Vimeo.
-- Curt Brandt Photography sharing over 1100 photos/videos
-- Betty Horne Fowler Beautiful Photos
-- Video courtesy of Tony Stapelton
-- Video courtesy of Tina Thompson
-- Video courtesy of A Yaniuk












Delighted Passenger Comments 2015:
I really enjoyed my flight. It was a unique experience and I'd definitely do it again!
I'm sure there are those who hesitate to fly for one reason or another. I'd like to reassure them on a few points:
You don't want to go alone: Well, once you step into that basket, you're not alone! There's your pilot and the other passengers. People get very chummy, sharing an experience like this.
Cost: Arguably, it's a pricey way to spend half an hour. But it's never going to get cheaper. If you've always wanted to fly, then find yourself a good pilot (like Ron), plunk down your money and just do it!
Motion sickness: I don't know if the experience is the same for everybody, but I didn't have the physical sensations I expected. My stomach did not lurch as we lifted off. I never felt like we were moving in a particular direction, or that I was traveling backwards (I hate sitting backwards on a train!). And I hardly even felt the landing. There was nothing to detract from the enjoyment of watching the scenery around and below. I felt as if I were standing on a balcony and everything else was shifting around me.
The experience was peaceful and natural, and I only wish it was longer! Thanks again, and I'll see you again!
Best regards,
Barbara

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See results from our 2014 Festival

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Lead photo courtesy of Craig Wagerle


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