Hot air balloons will be a big part of the first weekend of Dairy Festival this Friday and Saturday. Thirty (30) balloon pilots will return again this year. A special shape balloon from Albuquerque is of a huge beagle. A few balloons will participate in media flights Friday morning, weather permitting. Glows and flights are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings at Shannon Oaks Church grounds from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.