Up, up and away at Lewiston balloon festival

Posted Aug. 22, 2010, at 11:20 a.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — With little wind and clear skies, all 28 balloons took to the air during the second day of the Great Falls Balloon Festival in Lewiston.

The Sunday Sun Journal of Lewiston says thousands of people crowded into Simard-Payne Memorial Park to take in the spectacular sight Saturday, the second day of the festival.

The skies did cloud up later as the day went on. But despite a light sprinkle in the evening, festival-goers and balloonists enjoyed some of the best weather the festival’s seen in years.