Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September next, Forges (Orne Department) will celebrate in style the 20th edition of the Hot Air Balloon festival organised every year as part of the annual town fete.
Many attractions and events have been organised for the enjoyment of both young & old (fair rides and stands, picnics, concerts, antiques fair and car-boot sales, arts & crafts fair, local produce stalls, etc.), but the main attraction is of course the "flying balloons". Around fifteen teams will compete for the 13th Primagaz Trophy, a two round competition during which the teams will have to show their pilot skills by carrying out precise predetermined manoeuvres. On Saturday evening, the hot air balloons will again take to the airs for a major light & sound show. Acrobatic kite demonstrations and the flying of mini hot air balloons are also due to take place over the weekend during which, weather permitting, the Norman sky will be decorated by coloured and moving objects.
By providing its support and sponsorship to this original event, Alis confirms its commitment to the promotion of local cultural and tourist events.
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