New Haven Chamber Kicks Off Saturday With Parade - Food And Games In Park Starting At 1 p.m.

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New Haven, Mo. - The New Haven Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 2013 Balloon Festival, held in conjunction with the 24th annual Pepsi Hot Air Balloon Race on Saturday, September 28. The event is free and open to the public.

The Festival grounds open at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Haven City Park. Lineup for the annual parade, with the theme “Music, Music, Music” begins at 12:45 p.m. at the New Haven Elementary School parking lot on Elton

The parade starts at 1:30 p.m., featuring themed floats based on music themes of all kinds. It will wind through the streets of New Haven before crossing Highway 100 to New Haven City Park.

The parade route is Elton then left onto Miller, then left on Maiden Lane, left onton Maupin, right on Emmons, left on Douglas, and will cross Highway 100 at the American Legion onto Park Drive. The parade will continue along Park Drive to the city park. Winning floats will be announced at 2:30

Food and refreshments are served from 1 p.m. to closing. Fare includes pulled pork, burgers, loaded nachos, hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, kettle corn and plenty of Pepsi products.

Two bounce houses, a Wacky Bouncer and a Wacky 18-foot slide, are open from 2–7 p.m., manned by members of the New Haven FBLA. Playground equipment is also available. Personality Sound will provide music all day on the park grounds.

For more information visit Friday and Saturday's official event Information Center.

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