Balloon Festival a Huge Success Despite the Wind
Despite cool temperatures and blustery conditions at the 14th annual Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon, Wine and Music Festival, the event attracted huge crowds to Long Branch throughout the weekend. Windy conditions prevented balloons from flying on Saturday, but calmer conditions allowed for a Sunday morning launch. Huge crowds and steady traffic proved that even with a limited number of balloons, the three day festival, that included wine, music, food, and crafts has grown to represent a much more diverse experience.
The grounds of Long Branch have recovered from the prolonged dry spell of the summer and returned to their lush glory to provide a wonderful setting for the festival. Music from bands like â€œSouled Outâ€ and â€œFurnace Mountainâ€ entertained crowds and provided a musical score for the entire festival to enjoy.
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