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Balloonfest bargains for the savvy shopper

The 32nd annual Michigan Challenge Balloonfest launches in Howell, June 24-26. Discounted balloonfest weekend festival event passes are available at the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce until June 23. The discounted passes sell for $20, and allow entry into the event for all the passengers in the vehicle. Purchased at the event, located at the Howell High School campus, 1200 West Grand River, the weekend festival passes cost $25.  Daily passes are $14 each. Parking is sponsored by Patrick Financial Group, L.L.C.
For those who like the thrill of carnival rides and the thrill of saving money, discounted wristbands for the Wade Shows can be ordered online from the link on the homepage of or
In addition, commemorative 32nd  anniversary Michigan Challenge pins are available at the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce and at the balloonfest for $6.  A limited selection of pins from previous years is available as well.
Major sponsor of the balloonfest is Lake Trust Credit Union. For more information, visit or call 517.546.3920.

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