Brass Band Festival events continue tonight

Published 8:05 pm Thursday, June 6, 2019


The Great American Balloon Race has been rescheduled for Sunday because of bad weather that’s predicted for tonight. 

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Hometown Radio Network Manager Robert Wagner said gates will open at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Stuart Powell Air Field in Junction City. Balloons will begin inflating at 7 p.m.

This year’s event offers a special experience — the traditional race will not be held, but festival-goers can take a ride to tethered balloons for $10 per person, with up to four allowed in a basket per ride. Wagner said the network wanted to offer something special like a once in a lifetime experience for GABBF’s 30th anniversary celebration.

Wagner said even if festival-goers don’t want to take a ride, it will still be “just awesome” to watch the colorful, enormous balloons expand.

GABBF says it will update its website immediately to reflect any change in events so festival-goers can prepare.