The 43rd annual Great Pershing Balloon Derby is Labor Day weekend in Brookfield. Richard Techau is one of the organizers of the event that begins on Friday, August 30th and runs through the weekend. Techau says the derby itself is a competition.
Techau says this year they have an additional competition within the event.
He says a lot of the fun happened at their launch field, west of Brookfield.
There are also games, souvenirs and festival foods available on the sight. Night glows are scheduled both Saturday and Sunday nights as weather permits.