Does your "bucket list" include riding in a hot air balloon?  Mine does!  Finally, now that I'm turning 50, I am allowing myself this indulgence and what better time than the Susquehanna Balloon Festival in Neahwa Park, Oneonta this weekend?

This fun, free family event from Destination Oneonta is in its 10th year, and has always been one of my favorite annual Oneonta events.  It's a rare opportunity to see hot air balloons up close, let alone to have a chance to ride in one!  Plus, if you enjoy food, live music, magic, classic cars, bounce houses, and fireworks, then this is a must-attend event.

Destination Oneonta offers the full schedule of attractions from August 31 through September 2 on their facebook page.  You can also visit www.balloonny.com.  Keep in mind that balloon launches are wind and weather permitting.

To get a taste of the whole balloon experience from a previous Susquehanna Balloon Festival event, check out the video below.