Protect yourself from pests at The Great Forest Park Balloon Race

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Don’t let mosquitos ruin your weekend at one of St. Louis’s oldest and proudest traditions. The Great Forest Park Balloon Race is taking place this Friday and Saturday, September 16th and 17th. The event promises attendees a weekend full of activities, but Spectrum Brands doesn’t want you to forget about safety while you enjoy this fall favorite.

Spectrum, a local St. Louis company, will  be providing their line of Cutter bug spray to help protect yourself from pests in Forest Park. Additionally, Olympian and soccer sensation Christie Rampone will be helping out at the Spectrum tent from 1 pm to 3 pm as they keep people safe and comfortable this weekend.

Ashley Henderson of Spectrum Brands spoke with Fox 2 on the variety of products they will be providing this weekend.

For more information on the event this weekend, visit

Balloon Glow
Forest Park Central Fields
Tonight, September 16th 7 p.m.
Forest Park

Great Forest Park Balloon Race
Forest Park Central Fields
Tomorrow, September 18th
Festivities at Noon
Race at 4:30 P.M.