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2007 Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival taking shape          Send a link to a friend

[May 22, 2007]  The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce has unveiled plans for the 34th annual Lincoln Art Fair and 19th annual Lincoln Balloon Festival, scheduled for Aug. 24-26.

The celebration of the arts, staged in Latham Park, will bring together 80 artists from 14 states to display their work. There will be original art in the park in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors and other media. Admission is free.

The Children's Art Tent will again offer hands-on art projects and artwork exclusively for children at prices they can afford.

With the addition of the downtown "Kickapoo Kingdom," there will be a carousel, inflatable attractions, carnival games and interactive games, as well as food concessions.

The balloon fest this year will once again challenge the imagination of the spectators as they experience the beauty and wonder of 40 hot-air balloons in flight and a stunning evening balloon glow at the Logan County Airport.

The festival coordinator, Annette Chapman, is pleased and excited to announce the addition of the U.S. Army Silver Wings Paratroopers, the official Command Exhibition Parachute Demonstration Team from Fort Benning, Ga. You don't want to miss it!

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You'll want to make time to enjoy the carnival rides by Big H Amusements, various unique food concessions, "Blue Skies" beer and wine garden featuring live entertainment, expanded "Artisan Avenue," rock climbing wall, pony rides and petting zoo, aeronautical displays, Heritage In Flight Museum, souvenir booth, and bocce ball tournament.

Two-day weekend admission passes to the balloon fest may be purchased at the Information Station, 1555 Fifth St., for $1 for children and $4 for adults. The cost of admission at the gate will be $1 for children and $5 for adults.

Sponsor opportunities for the 2007 Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival still exist, but time is running out. For sponsor information, contact Annette at the chamber of commerce at 217-735-2385.

For more on the 2007 Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival, visit

[Text from file received from the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce]


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