The Annual Optimist Club Unlimited Big Country Balloon Fest will be taking flight September 28th thru the 30th at Red Bud Park in Abilene.

The Big Country Balloon Fest will be from 7:30 am till 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. The farewell balloon flights begin at 7:30 am on Sunday. The live music will run from 5 pm till 10 pm both Friday and Saturday nights.

While Balloon Fest is free, the rides are not. Get 30 tickets for $20 for the Optimist Club inflatables only. Assorted kids rides will be cash per ride and $20 tethered balloon rides. Volunteers must be high school age or older. To volunteer as balloon crew call Sam at 325-660-4096.

The Balloon Fest car show will be registration from 8 am till 11 am and the awards are at 3 pm. The Balloon Fest benefits the Optimist Club and it's charities. For more information contact Optimist Club Unlimited at (325)-795-0995.