May 14th marks the opening of the third annual Northwest Georgia Balloon Festival.  Tillotson Field in Menlo once again will host the big hot air balloons.  The balloons will launch at 6 AM and 6 PM weather permitting.

For a parking fee of ten dollars, which is good for the entire weekend with your stub, organizers say you can enjoy all the flavor of a county fair with the extra addition of the balloons.

The festival officially begins at 4 PM on Friday with one flight scheduled that afternoon at 6 PM. Two flights are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday at 6 Am and 6 PM weather permitting.  Listen Friday for a Newsmaker’s Interview Program on AM 1180 about the upcoming Northwest Georgia Balloon Festival in Menlo.  The program will air Friday at 8:15 AM and 12:45 PM.