Festival Schedule

KC Symphony Instrumental Petting Zoo

Friday, August 8

Kidz Zone open from 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Vendors open from 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Carnival open from 4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

4:00pm - Festival GATES OPEN
4:00pm - 4:15pm Intro of Judges - Main Stage
4:00pm - 6:00pm Battle of the Bands - Main Stage
4:00pm - 9:00pm Taste at Kansas Speedway - BBQ tasting
5:00pm - Doughnut Eating Contest, sponsored by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
5:30pm - Pie Eating Contest, sponsored by Hy-Vee Grocers
6:00pm - 6:30pm Balloon Tutorial
6:00pm - 10:00pm Tethered Balloon Rides - tethered balloon area behind kid’s area
6:30pm - 7:00pm Balloon Fly-Over - Skies overhead
6:30pm - 7:00pm Band Winner Award
7:00pm - 7:30pm Special Shape Balloons Inflation - Balloon Field
7:30pm - 8:00pm All Balloon Inflation - Balloon Field
8:00pm - 9:00pm All Balloon Glow - Balloon Field
9:00pm - 10:30pm Winning Band Performs - Main Stage
11:00pm - Festival Closes


Saturday, August 9

Kidz Zone open from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Vendors open from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Carnival open from 12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

6:30am - Festival GATES OPEN
6:30am - 8:30am Tethered Balloon Rides - tethered balloon area behind kid’s area
6:30am - 9:00am Balloon Fly-In Competitions - Balloon Field
7:00am - 5k Race with Balloons - Legends Site
9:30am - Kid’s BBQ Competition
11:00am - 12:00pm Royal Elements Dance Troupe - Main Stage
11:30am - 12:30pm KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Teams Turn-Ins
12:00pm - 1:00pm Renaissance Festival Troupe including King and Queen - Main Stage
1:00pm - 2:00pm The Kaopectones - Main Stage
2:00pm - 3:00pm Heart of America Men's Chorus - Main Stage
3:00pm - 4:00pm KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Awards Ceremony - Main Stage
4:00pm - 4:45pm Loozin' Sleep - Main Stage
5:00pm - 6:00pm Southern Vixen - Main Stage
6:00pm - Hendricks Cadillac Ping Pong Ball Derby - Balloon Field
6:00pm - 10:00pm Tethered Balloon Rides - tethered balloon area behind kid’s area
6:30pm - 7:15pm Charity Challenge Balloon Race - Balloon Field
7:15pm - 7:45pm Special Shapes Inflate - Balloon Field
7:45pm - 8:15pm All Balloons Inflate - Balloon Field
8:15pm - 9:00pm All Balloon Glow - Balloon Field
9:00pm - 9:30pm Southern Vixen - Main Stage
9:30pm - 11:00pm Six Degrees West - Main Stage
11:00pm - Festival Closes


Sunday, August 10

Kidz Zone open from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Vendors open from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Carnival open from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5:30am - Festival GATES OPEN
5:45am - Mini Balloon Glow - Balloon Field
6:00am - Sunrise Balloon Competitions - Balloon Field
6:30am - 8:30am Tethered Balloon Rides - tethered balloon area behind kid’s area
10:00am - 12:00pm Giant Kites - Balloon Field
11:00am - 2:00pm Chef's Competition - Chef's Tent
12:00pm - 1:00pm Elvis Tribute Concert - Balloon Field
1:00pm - 2:00pm Citizen Way Concert - Main Stage
2:00pm - 3:00pm The Afters Concert - Main Stage
3:00pm - Festival Closes