fb-pixel

The annual Northeast Balloon Festival is taking place this weekend in Milford, N.H.

The event, which ends Monday, features balloons lit up at night, balloon rides, food trucks, musical performances, and artisan vendors.

Eight balloons are taking part, according to the event’s Facebook page.

Globe photographer Jessica Rinaldi captured the scene at the festival:

Eric Boyer of Ashland, Ohio, unloaded the basket of his crew's hot air balloon before dawn Sunday.
Eric Boyer of Ashland, Ohio, unloaded the basket of his crew's hot air balloon before dawn Sunday.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Pilot Andre Boucher of A&A Balloon Rides prepared to launch his balloon.
Pilot Andre Boucher of A&A Balloon Rides prepared to launch his balloon.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Sarah Rosenzweig of Brownsville, Vt., helped launch a balloon.
Sarah Rosenzweig of Brownsville, Vt., helped launch a balloon.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
A balloon dipped into low clouds.
A balloon dipped into low clouds.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Kaitlyn Ziriak, 5, of Amherst, N.H., pointed as hot air balloons floated over her house.
Kaitlyn Ziriak, 5, of Amherst, N.H., pointed as hot air balloons floated over her house.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Jacob Godfrey of A&A Balloon Rides watched as “Passion” prepared to land at a golf course.
Jacob Godfrey of A&A Balloon Rides watched as “Passion” prepared to land at a golf course.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Godfrey and Julie Vigue prepared to ease down “Passion” as it landed.
Godfrey and Julie Vigue prepared to ease down “Passion” as it landed.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Michael Fiengo, 10, and his sister Magdalene, 4, watched as a balloon landed in their front yard.
Michael Fiengo, 10, and his sister Magdalene, 4, watched as a balloon landed in their front yard.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff