Creatures of all types of kites fly over the cliffs
“Look, up there in the sky!” “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a, wait, what is it? It’s an octopus, a dragon maybe? Oh yeah, it’s deer – steering wheels! ”
The sky was filled with animals of different shapes and flying objects on Saturday, September 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fifth annual kite festival was held atop the cliffs of Pine Bluffs.
The first hundred children received a free kite to fly. And there were drawings every half hour. Parents, grandparents and children had fun assembling kites and making them fly. It hasn’t been very windy this year, but there have been times. A little girl said, “I make my own wind. While she was running around with her kite.
Sonja Fornstrom had organized a special event on painting with kites. But the wind was not on his side. There were around 265 people who participated this year. Sometimes there were around 65 kites in the sky. People loved walking around the area on Jack Bowman’s kite cart to see the various kites fly.
The semi-pro and the professionals were in their own section. These kites were much bigger and much more complicated than the average kites. Thad Walton of Loveland, Colorado said, “I come here every year. I love it on the cliffs. I have been kite flying in Italy and I am going to the international competition in Long Beach Washington. Sometimes the wind changed every seven minutes. There were a few first-time semi-professionals from Denver, Colorado, taking advantage of the afternoon to relax with their kites. Bob Scharf of Cheyenne, Wyoming loved to teach a few boys how to use his kites. Some of the professionals had come from as far away as Pueblo, Colorado
People came from Cheyenne and Banner County just to fly a kite. There were vendors to check out and places to sit if you just wanted to watch. It was a great day to have fun and enjoy the outdoors. The next Kite Festival will take place on September 24, 2022.