Balloons

Are the balloons on-site all day?
No, the balloons are visible at 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., weather permitting for launches. Balloon glows are at 8:15 p.m., weather permitting. Click here for...
Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 4:09 PM
Why aren’t the balloons visible all day?
The hot air balloons are wind and weather dependent. The calm winds necessary for the balloons are found only at sunrise and for the next two hours, as well...
Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Can I ride in a hot air balloon?
Yes, tethered rides are available at an additional cost from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. each day, weather permitting. Rides are on a fi...
Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 4:07 PM
Where are the tethered rides located?
Tethered rides are located on the balloon field, just west of the creek.
Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 4:17 PM
How long is a tethered ride?
A tethered ride is approximately 3 to 5 minutes (much like the carnival rides).
Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 4:18 PM
How high does the tethered balloon go up?
Tethered rides can range anywhere between 20 to 80 ft depending on the winds. The pilot will make that decision at the time of the ride.
Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 4:20 PM
How much does a tethered balloon ride cost?
Rides are $20 per person. Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 4:21 PM
Can I ride on a hot air balloon that flies into or out of the festival?
Due to insurance both on the festival as well as with the balloonists, we are unfortunately unable to offer standard balloon rides.
Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 4:22 PM
Can I walk onto the balloon field to see a balloon up close and talk to pilots?
Yes, but there are some conditions. The field may be open to spectators depending on safety factors, such as weather and balloon activities. The announcer w...
Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 4:23 PM
It’s a beautiful day so why have you cancelled the balloons?
We often get asked this question by frustrated would-be attendees. We understand that it is disappointing when you are told that the balloons were cancelled...
Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 4:36 PM