a message from our president

Thank you 2018 Balloon Fiesta Volunteer Committee for your hard work and dedication to the festival. 

Committee Members:

Debbie Harris: President/Marketing

Kelly Gillies: Vice-President/ Sponsorship & Hospitality

Jeanette Mason: Treasurer

Tori Robinson: Secretary

Heather Horton: Pilots & Crew Coordinator

Kim Fulford: Antique Car Show & Shine

Tanya Graham: Indoor Market

Melanie Hawthorne: Concessions

Therese Peuramaki: Concessions

Chris Smith: Atlantic Superstore Bandstand

Wendy Huggard: Volunteer/ Merchandise

Glen Stephens: Grounds/Security 

Baleigh Wilkins: Children’s Activities

Sheila Coates: Crew Coordinator

Jody Raymond: Paid Rides Coordinator 

Alannah Pearson: Office Administration 

Brianna Dunfield: Summer Student


Additional Members: Reid Sanford & John Manning

Please let them know how much we appreciate what they do. Without committed volunteers and all-around great people like these, Sussex would not be home to "Atlantic Canada's Most Colorful Festival." The Balloon Fiesta Committee would like to thank the workers of the Town of Sussex for their weekend support, and for being so great to work with. Please support all of our sponsors; we thank you so much for being on board. Our festival is a group effort and without sponsors like you, our festival could not function. Thank you Sussex Area landowners for your generosity and participation in the Fiesta, by allowing our balloons to land in your fields. Your goodwill and hospitality is very much appreciated. Thank you to the pilots who travel the distance to brighten up our skies with their colorful balloons. The Sussex area is proud of our Hot Air Balloon Festival, and we are very happy you have joined us. Please take care when following the balloons, as they glide across our skies.   Take lots of pictures and please enjoy your visit.

Yours in Ballooning, 

Debbie Harris, President