The Crown of Maine Balloon Fest is gearing up for its 15th year. 15 balloonist have "descended" on the Star City for the next 4 days to decorate the skies with their majestic flying machines.

Townsquare Media's Dick Palm has a preview.

There will be, conditions permitting, mass ascensions each morning and evening along with the Downtown Street Fair on Main Street in Presque Isle, the jaw-dropping balloon glows at dusk each evening and many other events and festivities going on through Sunday.