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The Plainville Fire Co. offers a spectacular fireworks display every year.  Please consider donating towards this show so we can make it even better.  All monies donated will go towards the firewoks display only.  The Plainville Fire Co. is a 501c non-profit and your donations are tax deductible.  You can donate securely through PAYPAL®.  Thank you!
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The Plainville Fire Company is the sole operator of this event.  As a fundraiser, this event helps us assist many town organizations including our student scholarships!  We thank you for your support.
Physical address: Norton Park
197 South Washington St.,
Plainville, CT 06062
The Plainville Fire Company is seeking enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to help at this year's Balloon Festival.  If you would like the opportunity to join us, please fill out the form here and submit it.
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The 32nd Annual Balloon Fest will be August 26, 27 & 28
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04/17/16 Press Release
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Schedule of Festivities
There will be no public parking at Norton Park on Friday August 26th and Saturday

August 27th with the exception of motorcycles, handicapped vehicles with

appropriate handicap sticker or license plate and staff personnel supporting the

event (crafters, vendors, balloonists). All parking on these days will be at the

Robertson Airport, Carlingswitch, Plainville High School and the GE Parking Lot.

Shuttle buses will run from these parking areas.  Parking will be allowed at the

park on Saturday, August 27th from 5:30 am until 9:00 am for the balloon launch.

Friday August 26th

· Buses run from 4:30 pm through 11 pm

· 5 pm - Festival Opens

· 5 pm - 10 pm Food Booth

· 5 pm - 10 pm - Craft Show

· 6 pm - 10:30 pm - Nashville Drive performs

· Bounce House

· 7 pm - 9 pm - Balloon Glow

· 9:15 pm - Fireworks

Saturday August 27th

· Buses run from 10 am through 10 pm

· 5:30 am - Food Booth open for breakfast sandwiches and coffee

· 6 am - Balloon Launch

· 10 am - Craft Show

· 10 am - Food Booth open

· 11 am - 1 pm - Cartwheel performs

· 12 pm - 4 pm - Car Show

· 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - On The Loose performs

· 4 pm - 5:30 pm - Bruce James, a comedian hypnotist, performs

· 6 pm - Balloons Launch

· Bounce House

· 6 pm - 10 pm - The Blameless Project performs

Sunday August 28th

· No Buses will run. Parking at Norton Park Only

· 6 am Balloons Launch

· 6 am - 7 am - Food Booth open for breakfast sandwiches and coffee

· 9 am event closes
Upgraded Facilities, Parking And Food
Breaking News!
Parking Update!
08/22/16 Update!
ATM's Will Now Be Available Onsite
The Food Booth Is Cash Only