SCHEDULE

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We have an amazing schedule lined up this year! Filled with vendors, artisans, tradesmen, music, games, demonstrations and most importantly Hot Air Balloons! Start making plans to attend today!

GET INVOLVED

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This is a community driven event celebrating the heritage in our county, as such we need outgoing and enthusiastic artisans, educators, exhibitors, vendors and volunteers willing to participate in this years festival.

SPONSORS

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We would like to thank our many sponsors and festival boosters who have helped make the 2nd annual PHHABF. Please take a moment to visit and support these supporters. Opportunities still available.

2nd Annual Piscataquis Heritage Hot Air Balloon Festival

May 30 thru June 1, 2014 in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

Bingo provided by the Dover Legion
Ted Walker Chainsaw Carving
Walk through Balloon
Educational Tents
Artisans and Craftsman
Agricultural Displays
Food Vendors
Fireman's Museum

6:00 AM - Balloon Flights from Charles A. Chase Airport
4:00 PM - Gates Open
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - DJ
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Doug Hoyt Band
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - River Bottom Funk
8:00 Pm - 9:00 PM - Balloon Glow (weather permitting)

6:00 AM - Balloon Flights from Charles A. Chase Airport
11:00 AM - Gates Open
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - DJ
12:00 PM - Birds Acre Owl Show
1:00 PM - Sky Divers
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Comedian
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Haus Paradigm
6:00 PM - Evening Balloon Flights from Festival Grounds
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Octavia
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Balloon Glow
9:00 PM - Movie Under the Stars
* Tethered Balloon Rides
* Shriner Clowns

6:00 AM - Balloon Flights from Charles A. Chase Airport

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Meet This Year's Balloonists

They have flown so high and so far

  • Sam Canders, Balloon Meister – Your Maine Street Balloon

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    Sam Canders pilots the “Your Maine Street” Balloon. He is the owner and operator of Grignons Airfield in Pittsfield, Maine. In January of 2006, Sam set out to make a world record balloon flight by attempting to cross the United States in an open basket balloon. He made it from Southern California to Nebraska, traveling over […]

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  • Noah Forden- Day Tripper

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    Noah Forden is an engineer from Rhode Island and built his Experimental “Cloud Hopper” himself.  A “Cloud Hopper” is a small balloon that is about the 1/3 of a size of a normal balloon and normally only carries just the pilot. Noah’s balloons are named after Beatle songs and that is how “Day Tripper” got […]

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  • Rudi Sachenbacher – Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

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    Rudi began his involvement with the sport of hot air ballooning in the late 1970′s. He spent many years as a crew member for local New England pilots before he acquired his first balloon (Looney Tune) in 1996. A decade later he purchased Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds […]

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  • Jim Rogers – Sinbad

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    Jim Rogers from Saint John New Brunswick Canada I have been involved with balloons the past 28 years. I have flown in balloon festivals in Canada and USA and attended the last 7 biannual balloon festivals in Chambley France. I have had the great pleasure of working on logistics for 2 successful transatlantic balloon flights […]

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  • Bob Martel – Celtic Magic

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    Bob Martel is a commercial hot air balloon pilot who flies Celtic Magic at festivals in New England and New York, as well as in his home flying area near Sterling, MA. He was the balloon meister for the Hudson Elks Balloon Festival, in Hudosn, MA, for sevel years and has flown a corporate balloon […]

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  • Bud Hebrlee – Aerloon

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    Pilot: Bud Hebrlee, Albuquerque, New Mexico Licensed as a Commercial Hot Air Balloon pilot in June 1974, We have enjoyed flying in some of the most spectacular ballooning events in the United States, Canada and Mexico. It has been such a joy to share our beautiful balloon with thousands of wide eyed children, parents and […]

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  • Dave Gagnon – Dream Song

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    Dave Gagnon, is an FAA certified commercial LTA pilot. Dave has been in ballooning since 1996 starting as a crew on 2 hot air balloon teams and has been a pilot since 2003. He is also a member of the Balloon Federation of America. Dave also volunteers as an instructor in his local area elementary schools, giving presentations on […]

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  • Joe and Beth Hamilton – Six Pack

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    Joe and Beth Hamilton started ballooning in 1984. We always knew we would run a ride business in Massachusetts and we still do. Ballooning has taken us to may states across the US and Canada as well as England. We have been privileged to be able to attend the world’s oldest most continuous festival in […]

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  • Eric Nickerson – FLAME II

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    Eric Nickerson is from Milford NH. In 1980 he was a landlocked sailor until a hot air balloon landed in the middle of his daughter’s soccer practice. From that point he crewed for another pilot until 1999, when he received his private and commercial FAA pilots certificate. I have been fortunate to have very dedicated crew. Bob […]

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  • Derald Young – Raspberry Ripple

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    Derald Young started his career in the 1960s while attending the University of Maine. He received his private fixed wing pilot’s license in 1970. In 1971 he saw his first balloon and he was hooked! Derald served as a naval flight officer for the U.S. Navy and then returned to his family home in the Bangor, […]

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  • Walter Crites – Rainbow’s End

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    Walter Crites has been flying balloons since 1993 with wife Lisa as Crew Chief and many family members and friends as loyal crew. Rainbow’s End was purchased in 1998.  The balloon features two spiral rainbows set against a background of navy blue and holds 77,000 cubic feet of air. The Rainbow’s End balloon is based […]

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  • Joe Shevenell – SKYBOX

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    Joe Shevenell, from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, owns and operates HOT FUN in the Greater Portland area. See www.hotfunballoons.com for more information. Joe has logged over 2,000 hours piloting balloons. He was fortunate to have flown in the Trans-Austrailian Balloon Challenge in 1988, the trans-American Christopher Columbus Rediscover Balloon Quest in 1992 and the Irish Nationals in 1996. […]

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