As always, the Rally started on Friday night.  There were amusement park rides and games to while away the time waiting for the right conditions for the balloons to go up.
Photography © Evelyn D. Roberts
Web pages © designed and maintained
by Evelyn D Roberts
There were also helicopter rides, which are very popular.
The most unusual balloon was "The Cake" which weighs in at 807 pounds and requires a larger crew than most.
"The Cake" has a diameter of 71 feet and it is a stunning 80 feet high with a volume of 160,000 cubic feet!  It sure is an eye catcher!!!
On Saturday there was a Dawn Mass Ascension, the weather failed us for a liftoff on Saturday afternoon, but was fine for the Night Glow and a fantastic (words cannot describe), humongous, awesome Fireworks Extravaganza by Telstar Display Fireworks Inc.
The final flight for the event was on Sunday morning.
For more pictures of 2006 with slideview options,
Click on the album of your choice!
(An album for 2005 is also below)
The last of the balloons drifted out of our sight, but you can visit my Photo albums to see more.
Just continue scrolling down for the links.
Sign InView Entries
Rotary of Pittsfield, NH
Hot Air Balloon Rally
August 3 - 5, 2007 ~ Six Albums
This page was last updated on: July 13, 2017
Visit Rotary of Pittsfield, NH
Hot Air Balloon Rally 2006 & 2005 is below
email me
Drop me a line!
Rotary of Pittsfield, NH presents another
Hot Air Balloon Rally
August 1 - 3, 2008
CLICK HERE for Two Chapters
(Other years listed below!)
Hot Air Balloon Rally, Pittsfield, NH.
Photo albums for August 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.  Held the first weekend in August, also links to floods,Old Home Day Photo Albums,  farmers' market, etc.
Evelyn D Roberts, Pittsfield, New Hampshire Photographer; New England; pictures; photos; Old Home Day, pictures, annual balloon rally, hot air balloons, Photo Albums; photos, images, seasons; summer; winter; spring; autumn; fall; floods; cats; Bruce Cobb; glassblower; New Hampshire artist; handblown glass; craftsman; League of NH Craftsmen; Contra dancing in New Hampshire; music; Bruce Cobb; fiddle;  Music events;
My Albums of Hot Air Balloon Rally 2009
Sponsored by the Rotary of Pittsfield, NH
**Notes on Set-up for the fireworks, submitted by Louie Houle:   "It took 8 to 12 men 3 days to put the show together.  There were 3 miles of wire connecting the shells.  There were over 9,000 shells shot at the show, each has to be hand wired.  The show is shot entirely by computer so once all the wiring is connected, all it takes is one push of the enter key and that is it.  Lastly the man behind the show is my friend Robert Depoutot (of TELSTAR).  He starts planning, organizing and promoting the show the next day for next years show.  Laying out the show takes many hours to do and Bob puts a whole year of his spare time into it.  He does a lot of unselfish work for Rotary and Pittsfield."
See more of my web site
by clicking a button below!
29th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally
Sponsored by the Rotary of Pittsfield, NH
August 6th through August 8th, 2010
30th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally
Sponsored by the Rotary of Pittsfield, NH
August 5th through August 7th, 2011
31st Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally
Sponsored by the Rotary of Pittsfield, NH
August 3rd through August 5th, 2012
32nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally
Sponsored by the Rotary of Pittsfield, NH
August 2nd through August 4th, 2013
Sunday morning
Missed!  :(
33rd Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally
Sponsored by the Suncook Valley Rotary Club
August 1st through August 3, 2014
Photo Albums
YouTube Playlists
34th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally
Sponsored by the Suncook Valley Rotary Club
July 31st through August 2nd, 2015
Photo Albums
The website that hosted my photo albums has shut down and deleted all files.  I am setting up a new site for my albums and will replace links as soon as possible. I have thousands of pix and over 1,000 photo albums, so it will take some time to finish.  Thank you for visiting my sites!  My YouTube files were NOT affected!