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Balloon Ride Information

Be sure that you have completed and mailed back your waiver(s) to the festival office. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN YOUR SEAT BEING REASSIGNED OR YOUR TICKET FORFEITED!

FlightCheck InDeparture
AM Rides5:15 am6:30 am
PM Rides5:15 pm6:30 pm

Checking In

Be sure to allow ample travel time, taking traffic and crowds into consideration (especially on Saturday evening).


Dress comfortably for outdoor activity: closed-toed, flat shoes suitable for a walk in the woods (no sandals, heels or open-toed shoes please) and comfortable slacks (no shorts or skirts) are highly recommended. Layers are suggested as our dawn flights may start out chilly and grow warmer as the sun comes up and the opposite for our sunset flights. We strongly recommend a baseball cap or other type of hat as some radiant heat from burners overhead may be felt.

Ride Details

Your adventure will begin when you check in with our ride tent and are assigned to a pilot. From there, you will be escorted onto the launch field and be surrounded by up to 100 hot air balloons all-preparing for lift-off. Once your balloon is inflated and ready to go, you will be lifted off the ground to fly amongst the clouds. Your flight will last approximately 20-45 minutes depending on the weather and suitable landing spot, you will be gently placed back on the ground. Your pilot will pack up the balloon and drive you back to the festival grounds in the balloon chase vehicle. The whole experience can take anywhere from two to three hours, but it will be an experience that you will never forget!

If you have any questions, contact us or call 800-HOT-AIR-9.