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Monday, August 30, 2010

Enjoy The Antelope Island Stampede Over Labor Day Weekend!

Looking for some family entertainment over Labor Day 2010? Come to the Davis County area of northern Utah for kite flying, hot air balloons, live music and fun. With over 21,000 attendees in 2009, the Antelope Island Stampede has grown and evolved into a premier regional event. Professional balloonists and kite fliers, nearly non-stop local entertainment on the stage, outstanding food, family activities, and the island mystique.

The event begins at 5pm on Friday and continues through Sunday,

The info below is from a festival news release.

The festival will be bigger and better than ever with local bands stacked up on the main stage all weekend long with non-stop entertainment such as, Red Shot Pony, d. Scott Williams, Crossfire and Shades of Grey to name a few.

Balloons will launch early each morning and put on a spectacular glow in the evenings (weather permitting). Scenic backdrops provide stunning vistas for guests to the island not to mention spectacular sunsets.

The professional kite demonstrations were a big hit last year and new performers such as I Quads, are sure to amaze the crowds. Kiters have also been incorporated into the educational component at the Davis County elementary schools for the first time and promise a fantastic show for the students.

Food, Art and Craft vendors have been expanded with more variety and Really Good Eats! Other activities include Horseback riding, Large Inflatables / Kids Area, Go Fly a Kite Area and more.

Last year the festival drew approximately 22,000 people. Aside from the event there is so much to do and discover about Antelope Island. It is a captivating place with 36 miles of hiking and biking trails, the beach where you can swim and float in the Great Salt Lake, Buffalo Island Grille, The Visitors Center or Historic Fielding Garr Ranch. You11 never run out of things to discover on the island and the sunsets, spectacular!

Bring your family and friends out for a great time Labor Day Week-end event and see why folks come back time after time to discover or rediscover Antelope Island.

For additional information and updates on the entire festival.
- Visit us at www.antelopeballoons.com
- Or Contact: Kathi Dysert at 801-774-8200

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