Boy, was I ever wrong! Shows how much I know about hot air balloons. Shortly after I got there several of the people began inflating balloons with huge fans and flames. I wasn't close enough to figure out exactly how this happens. It was so much fun watching these large balloons lift up onto their sides one by one, stand straight up full and proud, and then quickly rise into the sky with hot flames shooting up inside of the balloons.
Here are some of the balloons I saw. The colors are fabulous, and one is quite fun. The balloon represents the moon, and a cow is jumping over it.