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Stoweflake celebrates the 27th annual hot-air balloon festival

Posted by Melanie Nayer  June 30, 2013 07:56 AM

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If you're looking for something unique and entertaining for all ages, head toward Vermont for the 27th annual Stoweflake Hot-Air Balloon Festival.

Voted a Top Ten Event of Vermont, the Stoweflake hot-air balloon festival kicks off Friday, July 12, 2013 at 4 p.m. with festivities and a twilight balloon launch at 6:30 p.m. The event will continue with two additional launches on Sat., July 13th at 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and a final launch on Sunday, July 14th at 6:30 a.m.

Watch as more than 25 decorative balloons take flight July 12-14, 2013. Tethered rides are available for $10 per person. Or, you can lift up with the other balloonists for a New England hot-air balloon ride for $275 per person, plus tax (advanced reservations are required for these rides).

In addition to the balloons, there's a children's corner, live entertainment, a variety of food and snacks, and a beer and wine garden.

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa has room rates starting at $259 a night, with a two-night minimum stay. The rate includes festival tickets, and the views of the morning launches are complimentary for all visitors

If you want a break from balloons, visit Stoweflake's 50,000-square-foot Spa, or hit the links on the nine-hole par three and 18-hole championship golf courses.

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