The Great Wellsville Balloon Rally

Monday, May 16, 2016
My husband and I attended the Hot Air Balloon Festival at Island Park in Wellsville, New York. This annual festival began in the Western NY region and has continued attracting visitors from all over. It is a three-day event festival starts in mid July. Admission is free. Marvel at the hot air balloons as they take off from Island Park  and create a magnificent rainbow of color in the sky. The balloons travel along the Genesee River and above the rolling green hills and fields in Western NY.  

Watching as those lifeless balloons are blown up and come alive into beautiful shapes and colors before they take off with it's passengers was such a thrill.






It was an awesome experience of seeing how those beautiful balloons are prepared for flight. It is a lifetime experience you want on your "To Do" List. Breathtaking views of beautiful, unique and creative hot air balloons floating throughout the  skies as far as the eye can see!



Everyone waves to the balloon's passengers as they slowly, softly drift upwards for a journey they will never forget! 


10 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great time at the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Western New York. I rode in a hot air balloon years ago. The ride was mostly over farmland and it was amazing how far you could see in the distance!

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  2. I haven't been to a hot air balloon event and I have always been curious about how it goes. The designs and colors of the balloons look great and enticing. For sure, this would be unforgettable for most people who were there. :)

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  3. I remember as a child we would got a a festival called Freedom Weekend aloft. You could see all kinds of Hot air balloons decorating the air. You have some awesome pictures and thank you for bringing back some memories.

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  4. These are some beautiful pictures! I have never been to a balloon festival. It is something I want to take the kids too one day. I love the colors and patterns!

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  5. What an exciting event to attend. I have always dreamed of riding a hot air balloon. We have a yearly hot air balloon event here, but I never had the chance to go. I will make sure I go this year. This looks so fun!

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  6. Oh my gosh this looks like fun! I've always wanted to experience a hot air balloon festival/rally and take a trip among the clouds! :) When I was a kid we lived on a farm and had a few hot air balloons land in our backyard :) It was the coolest thing to a 9 year old!

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  7. So fun! I have always wanted to go to a Hot Balloon Festival, and we just haven't made it to one yet. They are so fun to watch -- and the designs on them are always so unique and beautiful!

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  8. I have always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon, but I am terrified of heights, so I don't know if it will ever happen. It looks like you had an awesome experience seeing them being prepared for flight. Maybe someday I will have the courage to be a passenger.

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  9. I would absolutely love to see this in person! I've never been in a hot air balloon but I have been on helicopters...they've gotta be pretty similar in regards to the thrill!

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  10. How beautiful! I would love to watch hot air balloons with my daughter. Looks like a really fun time. Thanks for sharing this post!

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