Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce

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Waterford Balloonfest

July 19 - 22, 2018

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Press Release, February 01, 2018

For Immediate Release:
The Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce, WindDancer Balloon Promotions and the Balloon Federation of America are proud to announce that the 2018 US Women’s National Balloon Championships will be held in conjunction as a part of the 8th Annual Waterford Balloonfest. The Balloon Federation of America’s Hot Air Balloon Competition Division voted unanimously to award the Championship to Waterford based on a bid which reflected the overall quality of all factors associated with an established event and festival.

The effort to obtain the championship was led by Ken Walter, owner of Wind Dancer Balloon Promotions who serves the organization as the overall Event Director. Ken indicated that factors such as organizational strength, flying area, community support, locality to major population areas, time of year and volunteer base are all considered in the award of the event.

The US Women’s National Championship will run July 18th through the 22nd. The 8th Annual Waterford Balloonfest will add additional hot air balloons to the mix beginning on Friday, July 20th and running through the weekend.

For additional information, contact the following:
Waterford Chamber of Commerce: chamber@waterford-wi.org
WindDancer Balloon Promotions: winddancerballoons@gmail.com

Event Details

ADMISSION IS FREE!

LOCATION:
Evergreen Elementary, 817 W Main St, Waterford, WI

Due to road construction, 1st Street (Hwy 20) is closed between Hwy 36 and Main Street. Please use Hwy 36 or Hwy W to get to Main Street. Google Map

Beautiful Waterford, Wisconsin is conveniently located approximately 30 minutes southwest of Milwaukee, 2 hours north of Chicago and 30 minutes west of Racine.

ABSOLUTELY NO:
Smoking, bikes, skateboards, animals or drones on festival grounds. Alcohol is ONLY ALLOWED within the beer garden and may not be brought in or out of that enclosed space (ages 21 and over).

BALLOON INFORMATION:
Those interested in scheduling a hot air balloon ride should contact balloonist coordinator Ken Walter with WindDancer Balloon Promotions, aballoonride@gmail.com prior to the event.

* All balloon events are weather dependent. * Ballooning is a fair weather sport. Assuming visibility is good, the key consideration is the wind speed. Generally, a launch is not feasible when the wind exceeds 8 miles per hour. The preferred flying times are just after sunrise and just before sunset, when the winds are lighter and more stable. The pilots make a determination concerning the weather.

CONTACT US:
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the Chamber office at (262) 534-5911 or chamber@waterford-wi.org.

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