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Amazing Oswestry Balloon Carnival returns for 2023
The Oswestry Balloon Carnival is all set for a thrilling weekend on August 19th-20th with around 20 fabulous hot air balloons looking to take to the skies!
Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Cae Glas Park in Oswestry town centre, this unforgettable family event has lots to offer including performances from Raptor Cheerleaders and Border Counties Gymnastics, football fun and games with the TNS Foundation, music from The People’s Show Choir, plus the magical alpacas are back, and much more.
There’ll be a wide selection of food and drink exhibitors inside the park, with a variety of stalls from local businesses and organisations.
This year, the much-anticipated Night Glow takes place on Saturday 19th August at 9pm with a stunning display of light and music from a host of tethered balloons. And keep your eyes peeled for an ‘out of this world’ surprise!
Whilst entrance to the park is free, visitors will be asked to make a £1 donation to raise funds for event organisers, Nightingale House Hospice charity.
Elise Jackson, Events and Campaigns Manager at Nightingale House Hospice is looking forward to what promises to be a spectacular carnival. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Oswestry Town Council
, Spirit Operations
and Oswestry BID
, to once again to put on this exciting event in Oswestry,” said Elise.
“Donations from visitors over the weekend will help towards costs for the hospice, which provides vital specialist palliative care services for those with life-limiting illnesses across the community. On behalf of the hospice, I would like to thank our partners, the people of Oswestry and importantly all those people who attend the event and make donations, thank you!”
Given the importance of health and safety in the park, the organisers have made some changes to improve access to the event. As such, this year, there will be no requirement for wristbands. In the event that the park reaches its full capacity, then to maintain a safe environment for all, access to the park will be based on a straightforward, one-in-one-out basis.
Whilst it is hoped to see hot air balloon flights early on Saturday and Sunday, and perhaps some early evening flights too, the organisers would like to make clear that all decisions on flights are taken by the Flight Director after a full assessment of the weather conditions.
This amazing event is run in association with Spirit Operations and co-sponsors, Oswestry Town Council and Oswestry BID (Business Improvement District).