Thousands Come Out for Massive Balloon Festival

Thousands of people have turned out for the final day of a major balloon festival in central New Jersey.

The largest free-flying American flag--measuring 53 feet by 78 feet by 29 feet--was among the featured items at the 32nd annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. The three-day event was launched on Friday.

Also drawing attention during the festival was a 100-foot tall hummingbird balloon and a 68-foot tall, three-sided "3 wise monkeys" balloon.

Organizers say the event staged at Solberg Airport in Readington is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America.

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