Balloons, Burgers and Brews to take place this Saturday in Gering

The opening ceremony for the Hot Air Balloon festivities
Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 4:50 PM CDT
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) -Just in a few days Gering Civic Plaza will host Balloons, Burgers and Brews.

Old West Balloon Fest staff said some of the racer pilots will have their balloon baskets out to engage with the community. Racers will hand out balloon racing trading cards for kids. Union Bar and Grill will be grilling burgers and provide a beer garden. Talented artists can partake in a sidewalk chalk painting contest.

“It brings so many people into the community,” said Colleen Johnson Executive Director Old West Balloon Fest. “We have people coming from South Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas as far away as Texas to be apart of this and to come watch as well. We really want to encourage the public to come down and meet the pilots and just kick off the opening ceremonies.”

The event goes from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. on August 7 and it is free for the public.

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