Pershing Balloon Derby This Weekend

The 45th annual Great Pershing Balloon Derby is this weekend in Brookfield.  Richard Techau, one of the organizers of the event says they began this with the US Women’s National Hot Air Balloon Championship.  They have one more flight today, at 6:00 pm.   One of the favorite events each year is the Friday Night Flame

Saturday is a festival and parade downtown.  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 site.  Night glows are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday nights as weather permits.


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