The highly-anticipated Thurston Classic kicks off Thursday night in Crawford County. The annual hot air balloon festival gets underway at 9:00 p.m. Thursday with a night glow at Allegheny Colleges Robertson Field. The balloons will then fly Friday night at 6:00 p.m. from Robertson Field. Saturday from 7:00-8:30 am, the balloons will fly over Robertson Field and attempt to drop a bean bag on a target. Saturday theres a mass ascension of balloons planned for 6:00 p.m. Theres another fly over Sunday morning. JET-TV is a proud sponsor of the event.