Saturday is family fun day at the Strathalbyn Trotting Club. The theme of the day is, funnily enough, aviation!
The Royal Flying Doctor Service will have their flight simulator there, there'll be ultralight aircraft, model aircraft displays, sky divers, South Coast Helicopters will be doing joy flights and of course, the stars of the show, the hot air balloons will be there for the Night Glow.
There'll also be entertainment, food and drink vans, face painting, an animal petting area and so much more.
The highpoint of the event is the hot air balloon night glow on the Saturday night - it's spectacular and really should not be missed.
Once dark, hot air balloons will be tethered to the paddock and then inflated to create a magnificent visual display. It'll be cold, so rug up, bring a thermos of coffee and enjoy this fantastic event.
The hot air balloons will fly each morning at dawn for the 3 days of the long weekend (weather permitting). Flight bookings can be made via the Goldrush Ballooning website or by phoning 8536 4500, but be quick. Hot air balloon rides during the regatta are extremely popular and spots in the basket sell very quickly.