IMTS 2014 Balloon Schedule Set

Show management for IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 has announced the festival schedule for the hallmark IMTS hot air balloon.

Show management for IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 has announced the festival schedule for the hallmark IMTS hot air balloon. The IMTS balloon will appear at festivals across the country leading up to its appearance at IMTS being held Sept. 8-13 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

The balloon, which made its inaugural flight in 2004, has achieved almost iconic mascot status. “The IMTS balloon is an important visual object that supports our brand, big enough to be seen from a distance, and interesting enough to draw people closer,” said Peter R. Eelman, Vice President – Exhibition and Communications, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. “As long-time IMTS visitors arrive at the South Building and see the balloon outside Chicago’s McCormick Place they break into smiles and say, ‘It's IMTS time!’For new visitors it's a visually striking and unexpected image.”

The balloon can be seen at:

Kentucky Derby Kickoff

Louisville, Ky.

April 24-26

http://discover.kdf.org/u-s-bank-great-balloonfest/

 

Chester Valley Balloon Festival

West Chester, Pa. (AMT Chairman’s event)

June 13-15

http://www.ccballoonfest.com/

 

Great Galena Balloon Race

Galena, Ill.

June 20-22

http://www.greatgalenaballoonrace.com

 

               

Michigan Challenge

Howell, Mich.

June 27-29           

www.michiganchallenge.com

 

Mid-USA Ohio Balloon Challenge               

Middletown, Ohio

July 11-20            

http://www.ohiochallenge.com/

 

AMT Summer Board Meeting

White Sulpher Springs, W. Va.

July 18-20

               

Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning              

Readington, N.J.

July 25-27               

www.balloonfestival.com

 

Midwest Balloon Festival                               

Kansas City, Kan.

Aug. 8-10             

http://midwestballoonfest.org/

 

IMTS 2014 and Rally Fighters

Chicago, Ill.                                              

Sept. 8-13               

http://imts.com

 

Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque, N.M.

Oct. 4-12            

www.balloonfiesta.com

To learn more about IMTS and to register, visit IMTS.com.