Up, up and Away

After a three year gap one of the highlights in the West Devon & South west events calendar is making a return.

Dozens of balloons will once again take to the skies above Tavistock at the Westcountry Balloon Fiesta. The event will take place on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th September at Crowndale. At dusk on the saturday the night glow will return when a number of ballooons tethered to the ground will light their burners in time with music giving the impression of a number of huge light bulbs going off.

The hard work and dedication of volunteers has made this possible along with a major sponsorship deal with Robert Wiseman Dairies. Duncan Carrick, Wiseman Senior Sales manager for the area said: "We're delighted to be supporting the event and help get it back off the ground.

"The event allows us to support the community where we have many employees and to help raise money for local charities."

The public will also have the chance to ride in the balloons due to their popularity its best to book in advance on 01404 823 102 or visit www.ballooning.co.uk

For more information on the Fiesta itself, got to www.westcountryballoons.com

LISTEN HERE: Press officer Steve Grummitt