Lions, pandas and more -- 37th Annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning kicks off

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Another big weekend is on tap for the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank.

The balloons that help make up the 37th Annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning are ready to entertain again this weekend at Solberg Airport in Readington.

“We couldn't ask for better weather,” says Howard Freeman, the festival executive producer. “We appreciate that from your weather people; conditions are unbelievable. The sunrise today was spectacular; we're looking for record crowds this weekend."

A hundred gigantic, colorful hot air balloons, including 10 spectacular special shaped balloons, will be seen throughout the weekend.

The balloons include lions, pandas, frogs and kittens.

This year also features the MSMindShift.com balloon, bringing attention to Multiple Sclerosis and providing a basket that's accessible to all.

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