The Empire State Hot Air Balloon Festival is June 21 & 22 at Barton Orchards and if you haven't been, you need to make it a must do this summer.

If you have been, grab the family, some friends and your camera (cell phone even) and enjoy a day of food, music, entertainment, activities for the kids and of course, balloons.

My baby girl is only 9 months but she will enjoy the big colors and when they go up in the air I think she will be just amazed.

I haven't convinced my wife to take a balloon ride but she's afraid of heights so that probably won't happen but there will be so much to do that it won't matter.

I'm secretly wanting to learn how to pilot a hot air balloon.

If you would like more info, parking info, directions, etc. you can go HERE

I love this time of year!



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