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Proceeds to benefit Comprehensive Breast Care Program

SUNBURY, Pa. – Geisinger will host its inaugural Dream Big Hot Air Balloon Festival on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Spyglass Ridge Winery, Sunbury. This is the first time a hot air balloon festival will be held in Sunbury. 

Eleven professional balloonists will fill the skies with their vibrant vessels during the family-friendly event. Scheduled activities include a liftoff pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. ($10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under), balloon rides (tethered and untethered), live bands, food trucks, children's activities and professional and amateur photo competitions. Gates open at 6.30 a.m. and admission is free. Parking at the venue is $5.

Hot air balloon rides, weather permitting, will begin around 7:15 a.m. Advance reservations for balloon rides are required and can be made online at 

Proceeds will benefit Geisinger’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program, which treats all areas of breast health with a focus on the early detection and prevention of breast cancer.

The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact or 570-214-0300.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Hot air balloon tethered to the ground