Thurston Classic

Pieces of Light #164 Golden Hot Air Balloon by Lisa Marie Ford. Featuring Swarovski Crystals. Inspired by the Thurston Classic.

2016 is the first year that there was a selection of Pieces of Light and a few Back-Forty Bookmarks at the Thurston Classic in Meadville, Pennsylvania; a tradition in the making we hope.

The Thurston Classic is an annual Hot Air Balloon Festival in Crawford County, PA and is great fun for all the family to watch and chase after all the balloons.

This year in the souvenir tent, the wonderful folks at the Thurston Classic had a variety of things to remember the festival…including Pieces of Light Hot Air Balloons, Clouds with a Silver Lining, Golden Suns, and a Crescent Moon. Proceeds from souvenir sales go towards funding the festival each year and setting balloons aflight every June.

June 16th-19th, 2016

There’s the Thursday Night Glow, as well as flights Friday Night, Saturday Morning and Night, and Sunday Morning… weather permitting.

You can learn more about the Thurston Classic at their site: