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Hot Air Balloon Championship
Thu August 2, 2012
Ascension Parish balloon event moved to September
Organizers of an Ascension Parish balloon festival have moved the event date a second time in two weeks, citing conflicts with local events and a major hot air ballooning competition in Albuquerque, N.M.
Organizers tell The Advocate the Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship Festival at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center near Gonzales is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 21-22.
Ascension Festivals and Cultural Council Inc. officials earlier had called for an Oct. 5-7 balloon festival, but ran into conflicts with the Festival of Friends, a Catholic school fair in Gonzales; a Boy Scout gathering; and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.