There were a lot of booths and vendors and we had a fun time exploring while we waited for the balloon launch. One cool spot was the Pan for Gold booth. The kids were given a bucket of sand with little treasures in it, which they then wash out in a sieve. The shark's tooth necklace they each found was a hit with both of them!
Another unique spot was the Game trailer. They had TV screens and game consoles set up and you could rent screen time for different lengths of time. For a boy with Asperger's on a very hot, sunny, dusty day... it was an awesome break to help him get through the day. I was thrilled (as was he)!
When the time came, we set up our lawn chairs to watch the balloons launch. It was an awe inspiring sight!