Watch the ribbon burn at the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest

Crown of Maine Balloon Fest 2022

The 18th Annual Crown of Maine Balloon Fest runs from Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28 in Almost Isle, Maine at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds.

Each year the event attracts thousands of people to see the balloons high in the sky and take part in all the fun events and activities.

The ribbon burn

One of the things to look forward to every year is the ribbon cutting – or ribbon burning. – at the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest.

It’s exciting to watch and really something you don’t see anywhere else. It might even take you by surprise if you’re new to the event.

See the video

We have a video of the burn from a few years ago. It’s amazing to see. Everyone gathers and the pageant queens represent.

Only in the county

Do you see this happening elsewhere? We searched for images of other ribbon burning balloon festivals like this. The result – we found no such thing.

Safety first

The important thing is to protect everyone. The Crown of Maine Balloon Fest crew is the best in the business. Everyone at this burn took extra care to make sure everything was done right.

Share your videos

If you have a video of a COMBF tape burn, we’d love to see it. Share it in Facebook messages for everyone to enjoy.

Event calendar

Watching the balloons soar through Aroostook County is a real highlight at this huge community event. The food is also a big attraction as vendors offer a wide variety of menus. The arts and crafts fair attracts many people to view creative products for sale. Consult the full COMBF schedule. We’ll see you at Crown of Maine Balloon Fest 2022.

Crown of Maine Balloon Fest 2018

Cruise this scenic Aroostook County road for endless views of the foliage

One of Maine’s northernmost scenic drives is a perfect foliage cruise this fall. The Fish River Scenic Byway follows a 38-mile stretch of Route 11 in northern Aroostook County. The road begins at Portage Lake and winds through densely forested land to Fort Kent. Along the way, you’ll see sweeping valleys of wildflowers, views of scenic Eagle Lake, and a huge hill with views of Mount Katahdin. The journey ends, America’s first mile.