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Wellsville Balloon Rally 2022

Witness 35 hot air balloons gracefully float above the fields of Allegany County

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The annual Great Wellsville Balloon Rally draws crowds to the village of Wellsville in Allegany County, New York State. An array of family-friendly festivities takes place in Island Park throughout the third full weekend in July. About 35 vivid hot air balloons, operated by the best pilots in local communities, launch from different locations in and around the site. Take a vantage point on the side of the Genesee River to take in the spectacle and capture a fascinating shot of balloons mirrored in the water.

You might also want to see a Wellsville Balloon Rally parade traditionally scheduled for the Saturday a week before the launches. The marching items make their way across Main Street in Wellsville. More information and the latest announcements are available on the official website (see External Resources below).

Wellsville Balloon Rally has been a favorite family tradition since 1975. The hot air balloon festival is now recognized as the biggest event in the county.

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