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Hot air balloons to fly at Letchworth

CASTILE – Hot air balloons will fill the sky over Letchworth State Park this weekend as the park hosts its 14th annual Red, White & Blue Balloon Festival.

Up to 30 balloons, including a specially-shaped balloon named Gus G. Guppy, will take flight at 6 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 6 a.m. Monday, weather permitting.

Balloons Over Letchworth will offer balloon rides to the public for $249 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (585) 493-3340.

The festival will take place on Archery Field, just inside the park’s Castile entrance. The Friends of Letchworth will sell snacks and beverages, with proceeds benefiting park projects. For more information, call the Visitor Center at (585) 493-3600.