BLOOMFIELD — Windy conditions prompted organizers to cancel several of the San Juan River Balloon Rally events on Saturday.
Only two balloons flew on Saturday morning, and the balloon glow in the evening was canceled.
"Pilots are extremely optimistic that they will be able to fly (Sunday)," said Janet Mackey, president of Bloomfield's Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
At 6:30 a.m. Sunday, pilots and the Balloon Meister, Doug Lendberg, will meet at Bloomfield's Chamblee Soccer Complex and let off "tester" helium balloons to decide if conditions are appropriate for flight.
If conditions are OK, the balloons will take off at 7 a.m. Sunday.
Two balloons, piloted by Blair Kaufman and Stephen Coffing, still flew Saturday. Gusts of wind reached up to 49 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The other 13 balloons scheduled to fly on Saturday inflated on the ground.
Will Manus brought an old hot-air balloon to the soccer fields on Saturday and allowed children to walk inside the envelope. Children could also go on fire truck rides on Saturday, and there was a kids' carnival from 5 to 7 p.m.
"It was surprising how many people still came out, considering the terrible weather," Mackey said.