Frank M. Castella, Jr., president and CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, announced the 2018 July 6-8 annual balloon festival will be held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, in Rhinebeck, with more than 25,000 people anticipated and over 100 balloon launches planned. www.balloonfesthv.com
Normann Staffing joined the May 23 news conference at The Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn.
The Fairgrounds has it all - "from a safe, secure location to parking and other facilities needed to make this event a true community festival," Castella said, adding parking is free.
But we need volunteers, he added. "All volunteers who work at least one shift will be given a HV Balloon Fest T-shirt and two tickets to the festival."