Balloon festival off the ground despite gray skies

Overcast skies couldn?t keep Long Islanders from day three of the annual Metro NY Balloon and Music Festival in Shirley Sunday. About 130,000 people turned out for the festival this year, which was rained

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2008, 11:14 PM

Updated 5,825 days ago

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Overcast skies couldn?t keep Long Islanders from day three of the annual Metro NY Balloon and Music Festival in Shirley Sunday.
About 130,000 people turned out for the festival this year, which was rained out on Friday, helping the bottom line for vendors. Everything from food to parasols were on sale.
Patrons who weren't spending their money at booths got on the amusement rides or enjoyed music.
About $100,000 generated at the festival will go to charity.


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