Great Falls Balloon Festival hosts "Boo-loon Bash" this weekend.

This weekend, the Great Falls Balloon Festival presents 'Boo-loon Bash.'

16 balloons will be launched each morning and evening, as well as entertainment and food.

The festival board chose the theme from a slew of social media ideas made by community members and festival goers.

Smiley the Scarecrow and Lil D, hot air balloons from Indianapolis, Indiana, will be the festival's major attraction. 

The two balloons will be joined by 14 additional balloons from across the country, including two local pilots from Lewiston and Dixfield, as well as a radio-controlled balloon from Turner.

Two Lewiston and Dixfield pilots and a Turner radio-controlled balloon will lead 14 balloons from throughout the country.

Auburn will host a For the Love of Animals event featuring Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, Kommunity Kritters, and Mission Working Dogs and a petting zoo.

Collins also announced a blood drive at the Auburn Senior Community Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of the Lil D balloon. “30 more donors!”

Join the USA's Sweetest Party Celebrating Happy Pets and Sweet Human Friends.