Bristol Balloon Fiesta

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  1. FIDGET

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    Hi ,Anybody going to the MCC holiday site for Bristol balloon fiesta in august (FREE) that is the fiesta, Terry:Cool:
     
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    Might have a run up in the car, if we are not away...

    Only an hour up the motorway... What day is it please.. :thumb:
     
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    I'd love to but it might clash with other plans and grandchildren in school hols. :BigGrin:

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    9th 10th 11th and 12th of August I would love to come down to see it, anybody suggest a good site nearby ? :Cool: summer might have started :Smile:
     
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    Hi. I am planning on going and stopping with the MCC, if the weather is any good.

    Mike
     
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    Always popular, the MCC site is right opposite the event and always well organised. The mass ascent each morning is spectacular.
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    See you all there, anybody else likely to turn up.
     
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    Went to it last year and had a really good time well worth going, if they are running the old buses into Bristol to see the Vintage Bus show, I would recommend that. Enjoy.
     
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    Hi.

    I plan on going in the morning (Wednesday) and staying with the MMC. I know the event is not on until Thursday evening but the rally starts tomorrow.

    Mike
     
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    Bristol balloon festival

    Was hoping to go thursday evening after work, again, long way to go if weather no good and no balloons go up!

    S
     
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    We should be arriving at about 4pm :Smile:

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    The weather forecast is not looking to bad, lets hope.:Smile:

    I hope to see a few of you there.

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    Heres the programme of events http://www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk/content/9/what%27s-on-at-the-fiesta.aspx


    9.30pm on Thursday is the Nightglow and Firework Finale sponsored by Bath Ales. This is well worth seeing. The ballons are on the ground and light up to Music.

    Enjoy it everyone. We got to see the balloons only once when we went a few years ago as the weather was not good. However we took the park and ride bus to Bristol and explored.

    Sonja
     
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    sounds absolutely wonderful, unfortunately I have not yet mastered the art of being in two places at once. would love to go thou, so I will make note to self for next year. enjoy all that is going!
     
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    When the gun goes off each morning, the sky rapidly fills with balloons. The MCC site is as close as you can camp to the event.
    If you are going to use the park and ride to go into Bristol, I don't suggest Saturday. The traffic gets pretty heavy around the event and the buses can be delayed getting back.
    Avon MCC group do a great job, lots of vans but normally plenty of room as the field is quite large.
    Weather is looking ok, especially for the early morning departures.
     
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