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California Celebration Showcases Local Wines, Balloons

Communities often hold festivals to show what makes them special. In the West Coast state of California, farmers near Fresno celebrate their figs and those around Gilmore showcase their garlic. The wine-producing region of Temecula, 100 kilometers north of San Diego, offers local vintages in an annual festival, with hot-air balloons for added excitement. One weekend each May, dozens of hot-air balloonists come to Temecula Valley. Windy conditions on Saturday restricted the altitude, but...

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