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August 30, 2013

Balloon festival on tap at Neahwa Park

Hot-air balloons will be joined by live music, antique cars and a “family-fun team challenge” as the Susquehanna Balloon Glow Festival kicks off today in Oneonta’s Neahwa Park. 
 
A collaboration between Five Star Subaru, Mike Ranieri, First Night Oneonta, LEAF and Body by Stacy, this year’s festival will begin at 6 p.m. today, with events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free, with a fee for balloon rides. 
 
Tonight’s events include balloon rides and launches, as well as live fiddle music, a classic car show, and food vendors. Local gym Body by Stacy will present the Family Fun Team Challenge, which will include wheelbarrow races, a potato-sack jumping contest, baseball slams, a “goo” walk, a tug-of-war and more. 
 
Balloon rides will be available, weather permitting, at 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s events, beginning at 6 p.m. in the park, will include more balloon rides and launches, as well as live music by Banshee, Beatles tribute band Sgt. Peppers Phony Hearts Club Band, and Randy Miritello & Friends. 
 
Also taking the stage will be Riverside Theory, a group of young musicians supported by the Terry Doyle Scholarship Fund. The fund was established in memory of Doyle, who died last year. Doyle was a supporter of the local music scene through his Crackle Radio Show on WIOX in Roxbury. Riverside Theory’s performance will start at 7:30 p.m.
 
Saturday’s “balloon glow,” featuring tethered balloons lit by jets from the inside, will begin at 8 p.m.
 
To schedule a ride, go to www.balloonny.com.  For general information, visit www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/susquehanna-balloon-festival-neahwa-park or email carol.mandigo@leafinc.org. 

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