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Campsites Become Available March 3rd for the Wine & Balloon Festival

Imagine awaking to the splendor of colorful hot air balloons floating over your campsite in pristine blue summer skies. That’s the experience campers enjoy at the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival, May 29-31st.

Campsites for the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival held at Lake Skinner Recreation Area go on sale March 3rd at 8 a.m. PST, online at

Nearly every dawn the photogenic hot air balloons ascend to the heavens over Southern California Wine Country. Enwrapped in a glorious sunrise that slowly peaks over the vineyards, hot air balloon flights in the Temecula Valley are part of the area’s culture. Viewing this colorful scene from a Lake Skinner campsite is just the beginning for guests at the three-day event.

The Festival combines the valley’s greatest assets into a one-weekend showcase of massive dawn hot air balloon launches, evening balloon glows, wine tasting from up to 20 wineries, and chef demonstrations that offer recipes while pairing with the valley’s premium wines.

Great concerts add to the Festival atmosphere with top bands and musicians playing on two separate stages. Previous headliners include Justin Moore, Blake Shelton, 3 Doors Down, 3rd Eye Blind, Lifehouse and Peter Frampton. 2015 headliners will be announced at a later date.

The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival also offers free morning tethered rides, premium wine tasting, microwbrew tasting, food and wine pairing, beer and food pairing, a full international food court, arts and crafts, exhibits, and a kids faire. The popular evening balloon glow, where balloons appear to dance to the musical beats and crowd chants, are Friday and Saturday evening.

Campsites normally sell out within the first hour. For information and schedules visit or call (951) 676-6713. Hot air balloon flights, tethers and evening glows are weather permitting only.