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July 2014

Celebrating its 25th anniversary the famous annual Northampton Balloon Festival takes place on 15th – 17th August at Billing Aquadrome.

As the fine summer weather is set to continue this year’s event promises to be even better. Watch as over 40 hot air balloons from all over the country take to the skies at 6am and 6pm everyday throughout the event creating spectacular displays.

And the fun doesn’t just stop there. While the balloons are grounded there will still be plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Kids will go wild for the fun fair, children’s entertainment, inflatables, go carts and pedal boats. While mum and dad can muse around the trade stands craft fair. And if the raw power of American cars is your thing then don’t miss The American Auto club event held all weekend. Finally at the end of the day there will be live music available from 9pm at the Venue.

“We are very excited to be hosting the Northampton Balloon Festival again this year. And very proud that it will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary here at Billing Aquadrome.” said Mark McGarry, Park Manager. “It will certainly be a fun filled, action packed weekend and I’m sure it will be a great event for all.”
Barry Newman, Director of the Balloon Festival added ” Billing Aquadrome provides a good location for the Balloon Festival. It is one of the events that Northampton is known for around the world.”

Day tickets priced at £10 per car (up to 5 occupants) or why not come for the whole weekend with camping and touring pitches available from £20 per night for the whole family.
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Notes for Editors

This year’s event will be held 15th – 17th August 2014
. The 2014 event will be the 25th Northampton Balloon Festival
. Northampton Balloon Festival is organised by local balloonists, Barry Newman, John Tyrrell, Stewart Wilyman and Wendy Rousell, who took over the event in 2009 from Northampton Borough Council.
. Further information for the media can be obtained from the website or by contacting on 01524 784223
. Photographs can be supplied if required.
. Pure Leisure, who operate Billing Aquadrome, is experienced in hosting a number of large events during the year, as well as being known as a holiday location. There are facilities on the site for camping, shopping and socialising