QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - A popular upstate New York balloon festival lifts off the 40th time this week.
The Adirondack Balloon Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. Thursday with opening ceremonies in Crandall Park in Glens Falls featuring the launch of a balloon in the shape of a birthday cake.
Organizers say they expect about 100 balloons to participate in the 4-day event, including 13 special shape balloons.
The festival will be held at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in the Warren County town of Queensbury from Friday through Sunday.
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