Event Schedule

Thursday - 9 . 14 . 2017

6:30 - 8:00pm Downtown burner glow & trader card scavenger hunt. Collect trader cards from all the pilots and receive a free Midland Balloon Festival souvenir pin.

Friday - 9 . 15 . 2017

7:30 - 8:00am Competitive balloon flight. Balloons launch from various locations and fly to the Fairgrounds, attempting to hit targets that will be placed at the Fairgrounds. Get up early and come sit at the main field and see how good our pilots are. Check our Facebook page, Twitter or the website for up to date launch locations for the Friday morning flight.
4:30pm Food drive begins. Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the local food banks.
4:30pm Music starts - Concessions open.
6:00pm Main Event - Mass hot air balloon launch from fairgrounds. Balloons will shower the sky with their beautiful colors and designs.
7:45pm The Amazing Balloon Glow. If you have never seen a glow, it's something you won't want to miss. Don't forget to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the local food banks.

Saturday - 9 . 16 . 2017

7:30 - 8:00am Competitive balloon flight. Balloons launch from various locations and fly to the Fairgrounds, attempting to hit targets that will be placed at the Fairgrounds. Get up early and come sit at the main field and see how good our pilots are.
4:30pm DJ Music starts and Concessions open.
4:30pm Food drive continues. Don't forget to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the local food banks.
4:00 - 6:00pm Emergency vehicles on display.
6:00pm Main Event - Mass hot air balloon launch from fairgrounds. balloons will shower the sky with their beautiful colors and designs.
7:45pm The Amazing Balloon Glow. If you have never seen a glow, it's something you wont want to miss. Food drive continues. Don't forget to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the local food banks.

Sunday - 9 . 17 . 2017

7:30 - 8:00am Competitive Balloon flight, multiple targets will be in play for our expert pilots to test their skills. Check Facebook, Twitter or website for up to date launch and target locations Sunday morning.
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