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2nd Annual Tunica Balloon Bash

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Balloons return to the sky at the 2nd Annual Tunica Balloon Bash on August 9-11, 2013.  Tunica will welcome 50 hot air balloons at five casino resort properties.  Hot air balloonists from across the country will compete in early morning races to win over $12,000 in cash and prizes.

And this event isn’t just for the hot air balloon expert!  Each casino property will host balloons in their parking lot for a balloon glow at sunset on Friday night with glows also on Saturday night as select properties.  Visitors are invited to meet the pilots and experience the size and beauty of this majestic sight of the orange glow in the Mississippi Delta.

In addition to the balloon glow, visitors will have an opportunity to ride 40-50 feet up in a hot air balloon on a tethered ride.  One balloon at each property will be tethered or attached to the ground for these rides at no cost prior to the balloon glow.  Make sure to get there early because the tethered rides only last for 2 hours and we expect a long line. And if you do visit during the festivities, we want to see your photos of the event or your view from up above Tunica.  Show us your view by sharing your photos on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the tag #TunicaBalloonBash13 or post them on Facebook.com/TunicaMS to be entered to win a Tunica Getaway for two*. Prizes include: 1st Prize ~ one-night stay at Fitz Casino & Hotel, $75 fine dining comp and two buffet comps 2nd Prize ~ one-night stay at Fitz Casino & Hotel and two buffet comps 3rd Prize ~ Two buffet comps at Fitz Casino & Hotel Here’s the complete Balloon Bash schedule: Friday, August 9 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Tethered Balloon Rides at Fitz, Gold Strike, Hollywood, Horseshoe and Sam’s Town (1st come 1st serve) 7:45 – 8:30 pm – Balloon Glow at Fitz, Gold Strike, Hollywood, Horseshoe and Sam’s Town 9:00 pm – Casino Fun and Entertainment Saturday, August 10 7:00 – 9:00 am – Balloon Race/Competition 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Balloon Fun Flight - weather permitting (Throughout the resort area, spectators can watch or "chase" the flying balloons from the ground.) 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Tethered Balloon Rides at Fitz, Hollywood and Sam’s Town (1st come 1st serve) 7:45 – 8:30 pm – Balloon Glow at Fitz, Hollywood & Sam’s Town 9:00 pm – Casino Fun and Entertainment Sunday, August 11 7:00 – 9:00 am – Balloon Race/Competition The Tunica Balloon Bash is sponsored by The Fitz Casino & Hotel, Gold Strike Casino Resort, Hollywood Casino Tunica, Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Tunica and Sam’s Town Casino & Hotel. *Multiple entries are allowed.  Must be 21 or older to win and be a legal U.S. resident.  Winners will be chosen from all photo submissions. Prizes are awarded by the Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau and do not include transportation. No prize substitutions allowed. Contest questions should be directed to the Tunica CVB Facebook page (Facebook.com/TunicaMS), Twitter page (@TunicaMS) or at DownTheRoad.TunicaTravel.com blog. Photos will be posted on TunicaMS social media channels.

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