Alturas Chamber of Commerce
Website maintained by Golden Rose Productions - Alturas, CA 96101
The Alturas Chamber of Commerce is proud to be the sponsor of the Balloon Fest that takes place each year in September.
Hot air balloons take flight after sunrise from Sharp's Field at the end of East 4th Street, and then soar high above Alturas giving family and friends a colorful and spectacular sight that is simply breathtaking.
Prior to the balloon launch, a tasty breakfast is served at Sharp's Field provided by the Alturas Chamber of Commerce as part of their annual fundraiser.
The annual "Duck Drop" is another exciting fundraiser that is held in conjunction with the Balloon Fest. 1000 little numbered ducklings are dropped from a tethered hot air balloon onto a large target below, and the five closest "quackers" to the bullseye makes someone a winner of some really nice prizes. The first place winner in 2016 won a brand new Honda 400 Quadrunner.
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