Vendors, Food, Rides, and Balloons!
Fantastic Balloon Glow every night after 8pm!
Check that bucket list and get a Hot Air Balloon Ride! Only $20 per person! Tickets availalble at the festival!
The Augusta Balloon Festival coming September 25th & 26th 2020! Bring the whole family out for a great family fun time! See incredible Hot Air Balloons, check that bucket list and get a ride on a Hot Air Balloon!
We will have a socially distanced Kids Zone, with games and rides including trains, games, and bungee jumps!
DJ MUSIC for your entertainment!
Lots of Craft & Retail Vendor Booths with tons of cool and interesting stuff for sale!
Food Vendors with lots of fantastic festival style food to choose from!
Bucket List!! Hot air Balloon rides will be available for purchase at the event for $20. While supplies last and weather dependent. Announcements on rides will be made at the event.
For the Grand Finale after 8pm we will have the fantastic Hot Air Balloon Glow & Laser Show were will light up all the balloons in unison with crowd participatory "Count Downs"! This 1 hour show incorporates music and visually stunning coordinated burns by the Hot Air Balloons and Lasers, creating a Glow!
Bring your blankets, chairs and umbrellas and set up your own viewing spot!
FAQ: BALLOON FESTIVAL INFORMATION
Entrance Parking - Parking for the event is on Columbia Rd. Handicap parking is free and located very close to the balloon area, you must have a valid state issued Handicap Placard or ID. VIP Parking is also adjacent to the Balloon area. Prepaid Parking pass is required or you will be charged $5 to park.
Weather: It appears that rain may be an issue on Friday and a lesser chance on Saturday. Your tickets are good for either day unless they are VIP. If the event rains out or balloons don’t set up Friday you may come back Saturday. If the event rains out or balloons don’t set up on Saturday you may use your same ticket next year.
Times: Both days: Gates open at 4pm. Festival ends after the 8pm Balloon Glow & Laser Show around 9:00 or so depending on whether we still have folks in line for tethered balloon rides.
Balloon Set-Up times: Balloons set up when the wind is lower than 5 mph.. this usually happens around dusk, however it could be before.
If the Balloons don't set up - If the Balloons cannot set up due to rain or high winds we will still have a fantastic Laser Show & Ring of Fire display at 8PM.
Kids Area - Kids area has socially distanced rides and activities designed to keep kids separated unless they are together as part of a group. We encourage you to have your children wear masks during Train Rides and while standing in line.
Bathrooms: Clean sanitary and monitored portable bathrooms are available in the Fairgrounds.
Social Distancing - Please remember to stay 6 feet away from other parties.
Mask wearing - Wear your mask when you cannot maintain social distancing. You must wear a mask when ordering food, standing in line and while speaking with vendors.
Event times: Gates open at 4PM with activities and things to do until the Balloons Set up. You will most likely NOT see any balloons until dusk unless the winds cooperate. Show ends after the Balloon Glow & Laser Show which starts at 8PM and runs for about 1 hour.
Balloon Rides - Tethered Balloon Rides are $20 per person. They can only be purchased at the event from the Balloon Ride Tent. ONLY you & your party will ride together in the Balloons. Masks must be worn by riders at all times. The balloon rides last about 2-3 minutes. Tips to the pilots are appreciated! MUST FILL OUT A WAIVER BEFORE YOU CAN PURCHASE A TICKET.
Balloon Ride Waiver: Print this fill it out and bring with you to purchase a balloon ride ticket. MUST be done to ride in the hot air balloon. https://balloonshows.com/balloon-ride-waiver
Set up Chairs: You may set up your own chairs on the grass. REMEMBER to social distance. There is lots of room and no matter where you are you will have a great view of the balloons!