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36th Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

The 36th Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is taking place at Ashton Court, just outside the city. Over 150 hot air balloons are involved, and organisers are expecting 500,000 spectators over the four days.

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Wet weather hits Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Empty fields at Sunday's balloon fiesta Credit: ITV News West Country

The final day of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta got off to a wet start - with the morning mass assent cancelled because of the bad weather. Organiser say it has impacted on numbers - but it's too soon to give any official figures. A total of 325 balloons have flown over the four day event.

"We've not had a mass ascent this morning and we were very honest late last night to say that there wouldn't be a mass ascent so the crowds are reflective of that. But we've had a really great fiesta weekend. Thursday was a record crowd, Friday and Saturday were really very busy on site so we'll obviously have to do the counting up tomorrow morning once we've finished the event."

– Ben Hardy, Event Director, Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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