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IMG_0549Last weekend, the 2013 Hot Air Balloon Festival was held at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana. The festival combined hot air balloons, entertainment, music, food, fun and surprises for a great day. The festival was free, but visitors also had the option this year to purchase special Balloon Club tickets at only $100 for the course of the two-day festival. The Balloon Club ticket entitled guests to entry into a specialty, air conditioned tent, stocked with water and healthy snacks.

It’s a great way to take in the sights of the festival in a relaxed and comfortable setting. There were so many balloons that several had to take off at the field across from The Cabin Restaurant. The photo gallery below contains several pictures taken early Saturday morning at The Cabin. Enjoy!