Head to the south today to get an early start on the Montague Balloon Fair, which stretches through Sunday in Northern California.

Head to the south today to get an early start on the Montague Balloon Fair, which stretches through Sunday in Northern California.

The fair is based at the Montague Industrial Park.

Hot-air balloons will fly starting at dawn today, and a variety of non-ballooning activities is planned around the ballooning weekend, including community meals, a variety show and an arts and crafts show.

A complete schedule, maps and contact numbers are available here.