Once again this year the skies over Menlo and Chattooga County will be filled with hot air balloons as the Northwest Georgia Balloon Festival returns for the second year.

Organizers have started preparing for the event which drew folks from all over the Southeast last year and will draw balloonist from all over the world this year.  Scheduled to be in Menlo for this year’s balloon festival this year are David T. Knoblock from Millbrook, Alabama who ownes Southern Skies Balloon Company and the Scottish National Champion balloon pilot as well as many other interesting balloons.

Organizers have set the date of May 15 – 17 as the dates for this year’s Northwest Georgia Balloon Festival.