Big Country Balloonfest will continue tonight despite rain delays

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter,
POSTED: 4:48 PM Sep 28 2013   UPDATED: 4:48 PM Sep 28 2013
ABILENE, Texas -

Despite heavy rain in the Abilene area Saturday, festivities scheduled for the Big Country Balloonfest at Redbud Park will resume during the evening hours.

According to organizers, three bands are scheduled to play from 6 to 10:30 p.m. and the hot air balloon pilots will be back on the park grounds around 7 or 8 p.m.

The Kids Run that was cancelled because of the Saturday morning rain has been reset for 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The run costs $15 per child and each participant is provided with a T-shirt.

The balloons will leave the area in a group flight at sunrise.