Giant Special Shape balloons start inflating on the balloon field at 7:15 p.m. both
Friday and Saturday night, August 9th and 10th, weather permitting.
After their 30 minutes of fame, the Military Color Guard and National Anthem occur
and then ALL the hot air balloons begin inflating. All the balloons fire up their propane
and start glowing in the night sky. Fantastic photo op for everyone!!
The Hot Air Balloon Competitions, sponsored by Simmons National Bank, will happen at 7am on Saturday and
Sunday, August 10th and 11th, weather permitting. Sixty
balloon pilots from all over the US will launch and fly into the field from 2-3
The tethered balloon rides this year
will only be $10 a person from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM, and 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, weather permitting. Due to the upredictability of the winds, tethered balloon ride tickets will be available for purchase
15 minutes prior to launch at the Tethered Balloon Site (near the Military Zone).
For a memorable experience, add a thrilling Hot Air Balloon Ride to your “Bucket
List”, weather permitting. This 50 minute ride with an
experienced pilot will take you up, up and away floating in the clouds and enjoying
Come fly away with Johnny Rowlands, owner of KC Copters and TV’s Channel 9 eye in
the sky helicopter for a thrilling and exciting helicopter ride. Rides are only
$39 per person and are another edition to your “Bucket List,” no matter what age