The Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held this weekend at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzalez.

The festival kicks off Friday afternoon (Sept. 21) at 4 pm until 11 pm. Then things pick back up on Saturday from 11 am until 11 pm.

Festival goers can check out 15 regular shaped balloons, five special shape balloons, and three balloons for tethered rides. Weather permitting, the tethered rides will begin at 4:30 pm both days and last until 7 pm.

Additionally, there's 23 carnival rides, face painting, crafts, a petting zoo, and a magician.

Add in live music and 13 different food vendors and this sure seems like a good time.

General admission is $6. Children 8 years old and under get in free.

For more info on the festival, click here.


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