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Montague Balloon Fair Takes Over Siskiyou’s Sky This Weekend

The much beloved Montague Balloon Fair soars this weekend in Shasta Valley. It is a “don’t miss” Siskiyou County event โ€“ but, you have to get up early to watch the hot air balloons take off. 

Smokey Bear Balloon – USFS

“We have 12 Hot Air Balloons coming this year,” Montague Rotary President Joan Smith Freeman told Yreka News. “It will be a very nice event.”

The location of the balloon fair had to change at the last minute to the small Montague Airport, because the traditional spot was being used for a fire camp this year, according to Freeman.

A “Night Glow” where hot air balloons are spectacularly illuminated will be held on Friday night.

A car show will be held on Saturday morning, with Jimmy Limo and a dinner and rock and roll dance with River Rock Band is set for Saturday evening.

The Yreka Elks will be making breakfast every morning.

Here’s your complete Montague Balloon Fair schedule:

THURSDAY, September 21st

Pilots Arrive

FRIDAY, September 22nd

7 AM Balloon Launches

Night Glow at launch site (weather permitting)

SATURDAY, September 23rd

7 AM Balloon Launches

Car Show 8 am Montague City Hall

230 S 13st St Montague, CA

Balloon Fair Dinner at Montague Hall 5-10 pm -with dinner by Dave Tyler at 6 pm and

RIVER ROCK band from 7-10 pm

Montague Community Center

216 S 11th St Montague, CA

SUNDAY, September 24th

7 AM Balloon Launches

Asses Aloft – Gary Michalek
Daybreak – Drew Brown
Fire Dancer – Jim Campbell
Good Karma – Kylee Reeder
Heaven Bound – Chris Whitfield
iSOAR – Mark Trujillo
Mariposa 2 – Alan Sanderson
Saranyu – Carrie Hanneman
David Dunrud – Serendipity
Tiger Moth – David Robinson
Wanderer – Gay and Russ James

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