August 22nd All Day
This is one of the most popular events we have in Evesham. I am particularly pleased of it’s success over the last 6 years, as I started the whole thing off. It is now run by Lew Hammond (Eveham Market Town Partnership Manager) and his team at WDC.
It’s an early start in the ballooon world. About 7am
It’s a Little windy, but safe enough for 15 of the 18 balloons to take to the skies.
What a spectacular sight. Balloons over Bell Tower
During the day, there is lots to see and do, including getting close up to classic
and vintage cars.
The fair is in full swing
Then after, after much discussion about wind and safety and a nervous wait for the crowd
Some of the balloonist make ready for lift off.
And get quickly airborne. The wind, is gusting and making life difficult.
This is the one we are due to go up in. Picture George Billingham
Even I give a hand to try and help the balloon up.
But it was not to be. Great shame we were unable to get airborn but safty first at all times.
Later in the evening, as the light went it was time for ‘The Glow’
A spectacle, where the balloons light up to music
Cameras can’t capture the moment
These give a flavour
Next year you will have to come and see for yourself. I can guarrantee a great time. The evening is finished off with a fabulous firework display