Family-Fun Takes Flight at the 8th Annual Harvest Balloon Festival

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The 8th annual Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake is expected to draw roughly 10,000 attendees with proceeds from admission fees, ticket sales, and balloon rides supporting two local charities.

The two-day Harvest Balloon Festival includes music, festival favorite foods, a petting zoo and more. Tickets for tethered hot air balloon rides will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The Harvest Balloon Festival is the highlight of the year at Sterling on the Lake

Hot air balloons will float above Sterling on the Lake on Saturday, October 21, 2017 for the 8th Annual Harvest Balloon Festival, providing elevated entertainment for the whole family.

Held in the Village Green in the Sterling on the Lake community, the two-day Harvest Balloon Festival includes pumpkin painting, music, festival favorite foods, a petting zoo, bumper cars, dragon fly swing and more, with most of these activities included with admission. Tickets for tethered hot air balloon rides will be available on a first come, first served basis on Saturday from 5:30 pm – 7:30 p.m., weather permitting.

“The Harvest Balloon Festival is the highlight of the year at Sterling on the Lake,” said Jennifer Landers, Vice President of Operations for Newland Communities, master developer of Sterling on the Lake. “It offers a fun-filled day to our residents and guests while providing support to two great charities and sharing why we’re so proud of our beautiful community.”

According to Landers, over the last seven years, $190,000 in Harvest Balloon Festival proceeds have been donated to local nonprofit organizations. This year’s event is expected to draw roughly 10,000 attendees with proceeds from admission fees, ticket sales, and balloon rides supporting two local charities, Sisu (formerly Challenged Child and Friends) and the Hall County Animal Shelter. More information on both organizations will be available onsite at the event, including a pet adoption tent courtesy of the Hall County Animal Shelter.

Admission is $10 per adult, $5 for children under 5 and free for children under 2. Free festival parking is available at Flowery Branch High School (6603 Spout Springs Road). Complimentary shuttle buses will transport all guests to and from the festival. Buses will run until 10:00 p.m.

For more event information, including a schedule of events and changes in case of weather, please visit http://www.harvestballoonfestival.com.

About Sterling on the Lake®
Developed by Newland Communities®, Sterling on the Lake® is a premier planned residential community located in Flowery Branch, Ga., approximately 50 miles from downtown Atlanta. The community is situated on nearly 1,000 acres with 200 acres of open space, lakes and parks. Designed as a true lakeside village, Sterling provides a variety of affordable and luxury homes with extensive community amenities including tennis courts, a clubhouse, fitness center, private movie theater, boating, extensive walking trails and much more. When complete, the community will have approximately 2,000 homes and more than 6,000 residents. Home prices range from the $200s to the $700s. For more information, visit http://www.sterlingonthelake.com or call (770) 967-9777.

About Newland Real Estate Group, LLC
Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and over 40 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range of real estate. The company’s mixed-use development business, Newland Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. http://www.newlandcommunities.com.

About NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH)
NASH was established in 2010 as the U.S. business operations unit and a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan's largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer since 1960. SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD. has built more than two million houses to date and expanded its operations to Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S. NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability-conscious master planned communities across the US. The Waterset joint venture is one of NASH’s consolidated subsidiaries in the U.S. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. http://nashcommunities.com/. SEKISUI HOUSE is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. http://www.sekisuihouse.co.jp/english/index.html.

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