The Ottumwa Courier

June 23, 2013

SLIDESHOW: 2013 Balloon Races

Ottumwa Courier

OTTUMWA — This year's balloon races have been challenged by windy conditions, but that hasn't put a damper on the annual event.

Visitors Saturday were able to see a bit of a balloon glow before winds got the better of the teams. Before that, a competitve duck drop (rubber, of course) saw the winning balloon crew land just feet away from the target after landing their duck in a wading pool.

Here's a look at this weekend's festivities.