Smokey Bear Hot Air Balloon - Lewiston
Date: August 16, 2019- August 17, 2019
Location: Great Falls Balloon Festival, Lewiston, ME
The Maine Forest Service and the Northeast Forest Fire Protection Compact (NFFPC) have worked together to bring the Smokey Bear Hot Air Balloon to Maine. The balloon will be at the Great Falls Balloon festival in Lewiston and weather permitting, will fly at 6 am and 6 pm on Saturday the 17th. The NFFPC will have a booth set up to talk to people about wildfire prevention. Smokey bear will make appearances every hour.
The Smokey Bear Hot Air Balloon is considered a "special shape" balloon and draws fans in from miles away. The balloon is 55' in diameter and nearly 100' tall. Based out of New Mexico, he rarely makes appearances in New England. Be sure to see "Big Smokey" and help Smokey Bear celebrate his 75th birthday!