There is a parking lot, right across from the entrance of the fairgrounds! Then it's a quick walk inside. This parking lot is grass/gravel. There is also handicap parking available. Parking is FREE for all! Please, no trailers or spaceships!
NO dogs (no leaving them in your car either), cats, pet lizards, or that baby elephant you got hiding in your basement. NO skateboards, bikes, roller blades, alcohol (you can buy it from us), laser pointers, or weapons are allowed on the fairgrounds. We reserve the right to inspect bags, coolers, and to pinch the cheeks of cute babies, etc.
No, these items will be purchased directly on-site in person. These two events are weather dependent.
The temperature is likely to change once in the air, so be prepared for some minor temperature change (up or down). Sneakers or boots are also important because you will be standing in the basket, and maybe walking in a field.
The duration of the flight can vary, but they last roughly an hour. The strength and direction of the wind, and the available landing areas all affect the Pilot’s decision on when to land. Pilots love to fly and want to stay aloft for at least an hour, but their decision to land any earlier than an hour reflects their commitment to your safety.
Yes, all Pilots taking paid passengers aboard are licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as Commercial Pilots.
The rule of thumb is this: you need to be 10 years or older and able to see over the edge of the basket (42″), however your Pilot will have the final say, determined prior to your flight.
Flying in a Balloon involves being at altitude, the joy and excitement of flight, and the occasional bounce at landing. If you have any health concerns or feel that you may not be fit enough for flight, its best not to fly. Any heart conditions or recent surgeries on your arms or legs should be discussed when booking the flight. We recommend that pregnant women get doctor’s approval before riding in a balloon.
Flights can be canceled due to a variety of weather conditions, all based on the need for safe flights. If the Festival or the Pilot feel that the conditions are not appropriate for flight, the flight will be canceled. If a flight is canceled, we will work with you to find another time during the Festival or we will refund you entirely if you prefer. All cancellations are due to your safety; safety is our #1 priority.
Every balloon flights pilot has to make their own judgement of the conditions in which they are confident to fly passengers. SAFETY is our #1 PRIORITY!