Callaway Gardens Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity

Sep 3, 2015

For Immediate Release


Rachel M. Crumbley | Director of Marketing and Public Relations | Callaway Gardens
Direct: 706-663-5187 | Main:  706-663-6881 or 1-855-421-3120 | Fax: 706-663-5068
Email: rcrumbley@callawaygardens.com
Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000
http://www.callawaygardens.com

 


Callaway Gardens Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity



WHAT:
17th Annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens

WHEN & WHERE:
Friday, September 4, 2015
7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (balloon setup will begin at 6:45 a.m.; weather dependent)
Callaway Gardens (Beach Entrance on U.S. Hwy. 27)

FEATURE IDEAS:
* Experience a tethered ride in a hot air balloon

* Get some beautiful footage and photos of hot air balloons

* Talk with the Balloon Meister, the man responsible for the hot air balloon pilots during the 17th Annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

* Get interviews about the festival’s activities

Before 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, please call to reserve time and provide contact information in case of changes.

17th Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival
2015 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Please Note: Wind turbulence, direction and conditions for balloons are based on weather in the sky, not on the ground.
Friday, September 4
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.   Beach Activities, Swimming, Miniature Golf, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard,   Giant Chess and Checkers, Disc Golf
Noon to 10 p.m.  Sports on Big-Screen TVs at the Beach Bar
3 p.m. to 8 p.m.   Square 1 Activity Center Opens (Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*, Roadster Pedal Karts*, Xcelerator Water Slide*)
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Balloon Artist in the Beach Pavilion Area
4 p.m.  to 9 p.m.  Concessions and Food Trucks
7 p.m.  Live Music: The Regulars
Dusk Balloon Glow on Robin Lake Beach (Wind and weather conditions permitting)

Saturday, September 5
6 a.m.  Beach Gate Opens
6 a.m. to 9 a.m.  Exchange Club of Columbus All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast ($7 per person)
7:15  a.m.  Balloon Launch** (Wind and weather conditions permitting)
7 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Tethered Rides* ($10 per adult; $5 per child; Wind and weather conditions permitting)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Classic Car Show at the Beach Dome
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Beach Activities (See Friday’s Listing)
11 a.m.  Disc Dog Demonstration
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Kids Zone: Face Painting*, Trampoline Extreme* and More
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Concessions and Food Trucks
Noon to 10 p.m.  College Football on Big-Screen TVs at the Beach Bar
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Live Entertainment from: DJ Mikey J
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Balloon Artist in the Beach Pavilion Area
3:30 p.m.  Disc Dog Demonstration
5 p.m.  Balloon Launch** (Wind and weather conditions permitting)
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Tethered Rides* ($10 per adult; $5 per child; Wind and weather conditions permitting)
7 p.m.  Live Music: Final Answer Band
Dusk  Silver Wings Skydiving  Demonstration  Team  (Wind and weather conditions permitting)
 
Tethered balloon rides* available, wind turbulence and weather conditions permitting.

Sunday, September 6
6 a.m.  Beach Gate Opens
6 a.m. to 9 a.m.  Exchange Club of Columbus All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast  ($7 per person)
7:15  a.m.  Balloon Launch** (Wind and weather conditions permitting)
7 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Tethered Rides* ($10 per adult; $5 per child; Wind and weather conditions permitting)
7:50 a.m.  Callaway Gardens Fitness Series 5K Run*/Triathlon*
10 a.m.  to 8 p.m.  Beach Activities (See Friday’s Listing)
11 a.m.  Disc Dog Demonstration
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Kids Zone: Face Painting*, Trampoline Extreme* and More
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Concessions and Food Trucks
12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Sports on Big-Screen TVs at the Beach Bar
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Live Entertainment from: DJ Mikey J
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Balloon Artist in the Beach Pavilion Area
3:30 p.m.  Disc Dog Demonstration
5 p.m.  Balloon Launch** (Wind and weather conditions permitting)
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Tethered Rides* (($10 per adult; $5 per child; Wind and weather conditions permitting)
7 p.m.  Live Music: Ricky Gunn
Dusk Balloon Glow on Robin Lake Beach (Wind and weather conditions permitting)
Tethered balloon rides* available, wind turbulence and weather conditions permitting.

Monday, September 7
(Free Gardens Admission)
10  a.m.  to 6 p.m.  Beach Activities (See Friday’s listing)
Noon to 6 p.m.  Sports on Big-Screen TVs at the Beach Bar
Please note:
-Activities marked * require an additional fee each day.
-Events and activities are subject to change without notice or in case of wind or inclement weather. No rain checks.
-Guests will be issued wristbands, which should be worn at all times and will be required for re-entry should a guest choose to leave.
 

 



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