The air above Lake Shelbyville will be filled with many beautiful balloons this weekend, (October 7th-9th) as the Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest once again comes to town. Several flights are planned on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a Basket Burn and Balloon Glow planned for Saturday evening at dusk.
To see the colorful giants take to the air with only the occasional rumble from the flames breaking the silence is something everyone should see and is a rare treat in downstate Illinois, and takes place in conjunction with the city of Shelbyville’s annual fall festival, Scarecrow Daze. Games for the kids (of all ages of course), food of every description, parades and rides abound, all with an Autumn flair. There’s even a scarecrow building contest……
What a great weekend to visit Central Illinois, it’s rural charms and to enjoy the brisk Autumn air!

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