Newcastle Home of Hot Air Balloon Champs

Newcastle will be home of the National Hot Air Balloon Champioship from 6 to 10 October 2015.

For many years the National Championship took place in the Free State, but Champ Marketing & Events negotiated in 2013 to move the Championship to Newcastle KZN.

The Championship has an enormous economic boost for Newcastle and Kwazulu Natal. The event was covered by Weg / Go Magazine last year and other national news papers. This year the TV Programme Kwela on Channel 144 will be at the Championship to film the event for broadcast, marketing value that is worth hundreds and thousands of rands. National media will also attend the event.

The event will kick of every morning at 6am for the morning competition flights and 2 pm for afternoon competition flights. If you would like to receive a sms every morning and afternoon to inform you where the Balloons are, then send your cellphone number to or whats up it to 082 923 0078

The event organisers are also looking for community helpers to assist every morning and every afternoon as HELPERS with the event. You must have your own transport to travel between points. Send a whats up to 082 923 0078

Companies whom would like to be involved with the event can contact 0343181888 . Opportunities to host the opening function and prize giving function are still available.

The community can look forward to a colour full event in the next few weeks.

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