Who doesn't like balloons? We went to the NY State Festival of Balloons (warning - website is horrible. But maybe… better than nothing?) in Dansville yesterday, and here are some of the pictures I managed to get with my little iPhone camera. These are a couple of the best.

Someone's 40th was honored with a custom balloon. I don't know if it was their birthday or anniversary. Sadly, that balloon was only inflated, not launched. Same goes for the Tweety, Rocky and Bullwinkle you can see behind it.

But some did launch!

This is not a sport for instant gratification.


Same balloon, six minutes later

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F