Photos: Ready for liftoff

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  • Paul Sena, owner of Worthington Ballooning, readies a hot air balloon for flight, Monday, at Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton. Sena will be one of the pilots for the Northeast Balloon Festival, July 12-14, at the fairgrounds. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Paul Sena, owner of Worthington Ballooning, readies a hot air balloon for flight, Monday, July 8, 2019 at Three County Fairgrounds. Sena will be one of the pilots for the Northeast Balloon Festival, July 12-14 at the fairgrounds. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Enda L'Heueux and her nephew, Peter RiDubois, both of Wilbraham, prepare for a hot air balloon ride as Gary Galvagni, left, helps out, Monday, July 8, 2019 at Three County Fairgrounds. The ride was a birthday present by RiDubois for his aunt, who will turn 78 on Aug. 10. The balloon's pilot, Paul Sena, owner of Worthington Ballooning, will be one of the pilots for the Northeast Balloon Festival, July 12-14 at the fairgrounds. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

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Published: 7/9/2019 9:49:19 AM

Hot air balloon pilots prepared Monday for the Northeast Balloon Festival, set for July 12-14 at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton. The three-day festival will include food trucks, beer and wine, live music, a petting zoo, tethered balloon rides and balloon glows after dark, when pilots will light up the sky with their hot air balloons. 


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