April is always a busy month in our area and we like to make the most of the local events.
Canowindra, about an hour and a half north west of us, hosts a Balloon Festival with the highlight being the Balloon Glow. We have never attended, as it normally clashes with the Bathurst Show. This year it didn't, so we hopped in the car just after lunch to see what all they hype was about.
The first entertainment was local dancing groups from Canowindra and nearby Cowra.
It was nice to see an aboriginal dance group as well.
Once it got dark a couple of fire twirlers provided the entertainment.
No one had any excuse for being hungry, as there was a huge night market catering for all tastes.
The highlight was the balloons. They really were spectacular, lighting up in time to music. We could see why it is such a popular event. We'll have to try to go again another time, maybe taking the caravan and making a weekend of it.
The best thing is that it was really family friendly, being all over by about 8 o'clock. We were home by half past nine.