Friday, April 19, 2024

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Graham, NC 27253
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ALCOVETS balloon festival this weekend

ALCOVETS will hold a Balloon Festival this weekend, September 9-11, at Cedarock Park, 4242 R. Dean Coleman Road in Burlington. This year’s festival will have balloon rides, a car show, a bike show, a 5K race, a kid zone, food trucks and craft vendors, and entertainment every night. Over twenty hot air balloons will participate.

Additionally, on Sunday, September 11, there will be a ceremony to remember the events of 9-11. Funds raised this year will go towards the construction of the Chesnut Ridge Campus, a veterans’ respite/retreat campus on the top of Bass Mountain.

Those planning to attend should go the ALCOVETS website,, to learn more about the festival, apply to be a vendor, register for the car or bike show, schedule a balloon ride, or register for the 5K race.

Those interested are encouraged to purchase a vehicle parking pass in advance to minimize delays getting into the park. The parking pass is your admissions ticket to the festival.

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ALCOVETS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) veterans organization located at 20 NE Court Square in Graham. Its mission is to provide outreach and host events to educate the public on the needs of veterans and to honor the veterans of Alamance and surrounding counties.

Those wishing to become a volunteer or member of Alcovets, should email or call 336-229-4225. The group’s website is

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