Picture Gallery - Smithsonian Kite Festival 2003  - Click on the picture for a larger version (all photos by Doug Charleville unless otherwise noted)

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Snoopy on a big, beautiful dragon kite. Bamboo frame Dual bridle.  Never flew.  Maybe if there'd been 15 mph winds, but alas, they stayed light this year.
Mearle Balmer accepting a trophy. Harold Ames won with the Edo. Winners for best costume.
Innovation winner Mike Mosman. Adrienne Balmer Mearle Balmer
Award for persistance Mearle again.  Mearle's Tricoflex was obviously a hit, taking the top prize overall.