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2016 North-East Jamboree Hot Air Balloon Festival Announced

Mike Tassinari sent us information for the summer gathering of the North-East Jamboree Group.  This gathering will take place in Wakefield, Rhode Island at the South County Hot Air Balloon Festival.  The festival runs Friday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 24th at the University of Rhode Island Athletic Fields.


Here is Mike’s information on the gathering:

“The cost for the gathering is $75 for two people for the weekend.  That includes camping and admission to the Balloon festival.  There are no hook-ups of any kind, so you will have to depend on your camper’s systems for the weekend.


For more information on the South County Hot Air Balloon Festival, visit their website at:

To register for the gathering, print out the PDF registration form (link below), fill it out, and send the form with a check made out to Rotary Club of Wakefield.

PDF Registration Form:

The address to send your form and check to:

Russell Bertrand
P.O. Box 382
Wakefield RI, 02880

Please note that you are with the North-East Truck Camping Jamboree on the form.


If you are going to attend this Jamboree, please drop an email to us at so that we can keep track of attendees for planning purposes.


We will have our traditional potluck supper, an ice cream social, a 50/50 drawing, and whatever else Cathie and I can come up with.  Plus, there’s the balloon festival itself.  Come out and join the fun!” – Mike and Cathie Tassinari


Photos above provided by Anne Brown.

For fun articles from past Hot Air Balloon Jamboree, take a look at, “Hot, Hot, and Away” and “South County Balloon Festival Rally Report“.  To see other rallies in 2016, click here.


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