2016 Schedule

 Note: Schedule subject to change without notice – All balloon times are subject to change depending on weather conditions. A weekend pass is the best option which gives you the opportunity to come and go all weekend as well as five possible windows to see these amazing balloons.

Friday, September 9th

  • 3:00 PM – Gates Open
  • 3:00 PM – Helicopter rides $20 per person
  • 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Medical Mega Body
  • 4:00 PM – Vendors are open for the weekend
  • 4:00 PM – KCBS BBQ Cooks meeting
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Free Chair Massages by Avalon
  • 5:00 PM – BoomBlitzBall
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – 501st Legion Indiana’s Bloodfin Garrison
  • 5:45 PM – Welcome/Announcing
  • 6:00 PM – Balloons launch, Tethered balloon rides $10
  • 6:00 PM – Balloon Fest 5K Run / Walk – Run with the Balloons!
  • 7:15 PM – Non flying shapes begin early unpacking/Inflation before glow
  • 7:30 PM – Opening Ceremony featuring Country Legend Lee Greenwood and Team Fastrax Professional Skydiving
  • 8:15 PM – Balloon Glow
  • 8:30 PM – Cook & Belle

Saturday Morning & Afternoon, September 10th

  • 6:00 AM – Gates open
  • 6:00 AM – KCBS BBQ Teams begin to arrive
  • 6:30 AM – Pilot briefing begins
  • 7:30 AM – Balloon launch
  • 9:00 AM – Helicopter rides all day $20 per person
  • 9:00 AM – Pageant registration
  • 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM – Medical Mega Body
  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Robotics Robo Demos / Exhibitions on the hour
  • 11:00 AM – Kiwanis Idol Finals
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Health & Safety Family FUN! Fair Expo
  • 2:00 PM – Kornhole Tournament Registration
  • 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Walk-Thru Balloon
  • 3:00 PM – Indiana Dance Company
  • 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Kornhole Tournament
  • 4:00 PM – Midwest Cheer
  • 4:00 PM – Inflatable Corn Maze – Other Awesome Inflatables
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Free Chair Massages by Avalon
  • 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM – BoomBlitzBall

Saturday Afternoon & Evening, September 10th

  • 3:30 PM – Lilly Meister
  • 4:30 PM – Zach Day & Full Throttle
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – 501st Legion Indiana’s Bloodfin Garrison
  • 5:45 PM –Welcome/Announcing
  • 6:00 PM – Balloon launch, Tethered balloon rides $10
  • 7:00 PM – Marty Barrow
  • 7:15 PM – Non flying shapes begin early unpacking/Inflation before glow
  • 8:15 PM – Glow
  • 9:30 PM – Fireworks

Sunday, September 11th

  • 6:00 AM – Gates open
  • 6:30 AM – Pilot briefing begins
  • 7:30 AM – Balloon launch
  • 9:00 AM – Helicopter rides all day $20 per person
  • 9:30 AM – Car Show (Registration until 12:00 PM, Awards at 3 PM)
  • 9:30 AM – Non-denominational service / Pastor Matt
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00PM – Robotics Robo Demos / Exhibitions on the hour
  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Medical Mega Body Exhibit
  • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Little Journey’s Rest Stop
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Free Chair Massages for First Responders by Avalon
  • 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Walk-Thru Balloon
  • 2:00 PM – Diaper Derby
  • 2:30 PM – Curtis Cantwell Jackson and Janiece Jaffe
  • 3:30 PM – Indy Hawaiian Hula
  • 4:00 PM – Team Fastrax Professional Skydiving
  • 4:30 PM – Craig & The Crawdads
  • 6:00 PM – Balloons launch –
  • 6:00 PM – Tethered balloon rides $10