b'By DONNA BRAYMERH ARRISON Ark.Get readyhot air bal-to fly loons are coming!The Arkansas Hot Air Balloon Festival takes flight Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 18, at the Boone County Regional Airport, 1618 located at 2524 Airport Road in Harrison, Arkansas.The 2020 fall event was post-poned due to COVID-19, and this year the community is excited to host two balloon events. The spring event has almost 40 pilots com-mitted to attending.Harrison Convention and Visitors Bureau business manager Rene Swanson said, We are very excited that most of these pilots are new to our festival and coming from 12 different statesone all the way from Albuquerque, New Mexico.Photo by LEE H. DUNLAPVisitors will enjoy events during the 25th Annual Hot Air Balloon Championship and Festival going on Friday, April 16th through Sunday, April 18th at the Boone CountyAirportandtheHarrison surrounding area. Saturday at the Boone County Airport will have 40 Hot Air Balloonsflying,aairplaneFly-In event,live music, food vendors, Balloon Glow events, and events for the kids.www.OzarksMag.com Spring 2021 | Ozarks Magazine | 7'