Visitors arrive early to watch Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2012
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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta: Some of the statistics behind the event

The 2012 Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is under way at Ashton Court.

Now in its 34th year, 500,000 visitors are expected to attend from 9 to 12 August. It is one of the largest outdoor events in the country.

BBC reporter Sarah-Jane Bungay spoke to Chris Hathaway, chairman of the organising committee.

  • 10 Aug 2012