Crown of Maine Balloon Fest Calendars and Pins Now Available

Time is closing in for the start for the 13th Annual COMBF.  It will be another funfilled event for all.  Mark it on your calendar and the latest news is the 2017 COMBF Calendars and 2016 COMBF Pins are now available.  They can be purchased at the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce Office.  You can stop and purchase them at the office or for an additional handling and shipping charge call in have them sent to you. (Contact information is at the bottom of this page.)  Keep in mind we sold out all of last year’s calendars very early, so be the first to get your calendar.  Stop by or give us a call to get calendars for you and your family members.

We look forward to seeing you and your family in 41 days..  Consider taking a flight this year.  Mark the dates on your calendar:  August 25 – 28, 2016.

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2016 COMBF IS Here

Last night the 2016 COMBF kicked off with its annual Volunteer Training.  Everything is in place.  For a short video of last evening training session use this link:  https://www.facebook.com/Crown-of-Maine-Balloon-Fest-57480139749/

Volunteers are ready.  Pilots are arriving.  Opening ceremony is tomorrow evening at 5:30 pm followed by the first mass ascension of all balloons.  Weather problems is the only concern left.  Should there be rain or winds above 5 mph the mass ascension maybe delayed or cancelled, however the street fair will go on.  See you all at the fairground and then downtown.

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2016 COMBF is Almost Here

Hey only 14 days and 11 hours to the start of the 2016 Crown of Maine alloon Fest. BE WATCHING FOR THE 2016 COMBF Bangor Daily News insert with the schedule of events.

Also if you are interested in booking a flight(s), please call soon to reserve space on one of the balloons.  Flight reservations are going fast.  Saturday morning flights are already full.  Other days are filling fast.

We are excited about the “Tribirds” special shaped balloon will be coming from São Paulo, Brazil. Here a photo of all the balloons that are coming.2016 COMBF Balloons

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Music at the 2016 COMBF

Music makes it return to the 2016 COMBF in the form of our local band French Toast. They will be entertaining all COMBF hot air balloon participants, volunteers and spectators on Friday evening, August 26th.  Weather permitting they will play from the stage behind the forestry building on the Northern Maine Fair Grounds.

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