Balloon flights and displays are weather dependent, taking place only at dusk and dawn when conditions permit.

We want you to enjoy the best festival experience possible. Check out the responses to these frequently asked questions and helpful event tips.

When do balloons fly?

Balloons fly early in the morning (around dawn) and late in the afternoon (around dusk). All flights are weather dependent. Balloons can only fly in perfect weather, including wind speeds of 7mph or less. See the full schedule for this year’s planned flight times.

When do you decide whether balloons will fly?

Our experienced balloonmeister monitors weather conditions right up until scheduled flight times to ensure flight safety, which is always our number-one priority. Variations of wind speeds at various altitudes, as well as other weather conditions, cannot be pinpoint-forecast for our specific flight locations in advance. Therefore, they must be monitored up until scheduled flight time, when a final determination is made.

What are tethered rides?

The balloons are tethered to the ground and rise up to about 50 feet in the air. Ticket holders can meet the pilot, climb into the balloon and rise above the crowd. Tethered rides require a pre-purchased ticket and a signed waiver of liability (available onsite).

Can I bring my pet to the festival?

Pets are not allowed on the festival grounds.

Can I bring a cooler?

Coolers are not allowed on the festival grounds.

Is smoking allowed at the festival?

Smoking is not allowed on the festival grounds.