Tim’s Travels: Forest Park Balloon Race

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(KTVI) - We already know that Tim Ezell is full of hot air, but he's blowing that warm breeze in a different direction this weekend. Tim was in Forest Park early Tuesday to preview this weekend's Great Forest Park Balloon Race. 

Check him out with the Energizer Bunny balloon!  The 40th Anniversary celebration runs September 14 - 16 in Forest Park.  The balloon race takes place on September 15. It starts at noon until 6:30 p.m.  Here's a list of events from Great Forest Park Balloon Race.com

Friday, September 14, 2012
BALLOON GLOW -- Central Field-- 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The Balloon Glow offers spectators a breathtaking view of inflated balloons lighted by their burners. Get up close and walk around the balloons. Refreshments and Food are available. The event will conclude with the PNC Bank fireworks finale display beginning at approximately 9pm.

Saturday, September 15, 2012
BALLOON RACE -- Central Field-- 12:00pm to 6:30pm
Spend your day in beautiful Forest Park and help celebrate the 21st Birthday of the Energizer Bunny. The Purina Children's Entertainment area is filled with pony rides, games, and other activities for kids. The Entertainment Stage features a variety of local talent. During the Photo contest the public can enter the balloon field and take pictures of their favorite balloons. Prizes will be awarded for the best photographs. The Skydiving Team performs and lands in the center of the launch field. The race begins when the Energizer Bunny Balloon takes off ahead of the pack. 70 "hound" balloons then launch in pursuit. The balloon dropping a birdseed baggie closest to the Energizer Bunny Balloon will be declared the winner.

   12:00pm: Festivities begin! Purina Pro Plan Children's
                  Entertainment Area & Incredible Dogs,.. Food
                  Courts...Pony Rides... Farmers Insurance Kids ID...
                  Huge human chess board... Stages... Energizer
                  Bunny ears...More.
   1:00pm: AT&T Entertainment Stage Opens
   2:00pm: Wehrenberg/Suburban Journals Photo Contest Details
   3:00pm: Miller Lite Skydivers
   3:30pm: Opening Ceremonies
   4:30pm: Energizer Hot "Hare" Balloon Launch
   4:45pm: "Hound" Balloon Launch begins

Sunday, September 16, 2012
WEATHER DATE- In case the race is weathered out on Saturday, September 15, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, September 16.

The 2013 Race
Already want to know the dates of the 2013 race? It will take place on September 20-22, 2013.