Lincoln Balloon Festival

August 25-26, 2017

Logan County Airport

Admission: $5.00 Adults (13 and up),  Children 12 and under FREE, Per Day
Parking: $1.00 Per Day
Kid Zone:
1 Ticket = $1.00
6 Tickets = $5.00
25 Tickets = $20.00
All day wristbands = $15.00

Friday Schedule
4 pm – 11 pm Kid Zone, Food Concessions, Beer Garden, Rock Climbing Wall, Tethered Balloon Rides, Petting Zoo
6 pm Balloon Launch
Dusk Welcome Ceremony, Balloon Glow
6 pm – 11 pm LIVE on Main Stage: Hat Trick
Saturday Schedule 
6:30 am Balloon Launch
10 am – 4 pm DSAG & GiGi’s Playhouse, Kid Zone, Rock Climbing Wall, Food Concessions, Petting Zoo
4 pm – 11 pm Tethered Balloon Rides, Beer Garden, Kid Zone, Rock Climbing Wall
6 pm Balloon Launch
Dusk Balloon Glow
8:30 pm VIP Dinner
6:30 pm – 11 pm LIVE on Main Stage: Heroso

Come enjoy the mass ascension of the hot air balloons in the skies of Logan County. Evening flights both Friday and Saturday as well as morning flights on Saturday and Sunday. At dusk, the balloons will come back to the Airport and re-inflate both nights to glow. This is a spectacular event that is enjoyed by the young and old alike.

Tethered balloon rides will be available Friday August 25th and Saturday August 26th at the Logan County Airport weather permitting. Rides are $20 per adult and $15 per child (12 & Under) up to 6 people can ride at a time (weight permitting).  New this year we will have a handicap accessible balloon and a wheelchair accessible balloon available for tethered rides.

Paid balloon rides are available for purchase through the Chamber Office. You may call (217) 735-2385 to make your reservation. One ride is $250 per person, which is a 45 minute to 1 hour ride over Lincoln and Logan County. These rides take place Saturday and Sunday morning at 6:30 AM weather permitting.  There will also be a $50 non-refundable fee if balloons are unable to fly for any reason.  There are a limited number of rides available, and they fill up quickly so make your reservation now.  The handicap and wheelchair accessible balloons will be available for these flights as well.

House of Bouncers

The airport offers family fun and entertainment with children’s activities and Kid Zone bounce houses. House of Bouncers will be setting up a completely unique experience this year. They ARE the carnival. Tickets and wristbands will let you enjoy bouncers, obstacles, interactives, miniature golf, a rock wall, and more. A professional face painter, sand art, InflataBear, and glitter tattoo’s will also be available. There is sure to be fun for all ages!

Kid Zone Prices
1 Ticket = $1.00
6 Tickets = $5.00
25 Tickets = $20.00
All day wristbands = $15.00

House of Bouncers


Friday August 25th

6pm – 11pm   Hat Trick

Saturday, August 26th 

6:30pm – 11pm      Heroso

Come relax with other adults and enjoy the perfect view of the hot air balloon glow and live entertainment all from our beer garden. Must be 21 to enter. Must show State ID to enter


We offer a wide variety of delicious foods from standard fair favorites to Asian delights, Greek eats, and so much more.  If you come hungry, you’ll leave happy.  


Prime Festival Sponsor:
 Area Disposal Service
City of Lincoln
Down Syndrome Advocacy Group of Central Illinois
Econolodge Motel
 Me Realty, Seth Goodman
City of Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Area Disposal Service
Eaton Corp.
Graue, Inc
Hampton Inn
Holiday Inn
Hicksgas Lincoln
Illinois American Water Company
Integrity Data
Lincoln, Chrysler, Dodge Jeep Inc
Lincoln College
Lincoln Daily News
Lincoln Heating and Cooling
Me Realty, Seth Goodman
Paulus Farms, Inc
Peasley Funeral Home
St Clara’s Manor
State Bank of Lincoln
State Farm Insurnace, Deron Powell
Stuart Solutions
Walmart Superstore
Xfinity, Comcast
Platinum Friend Sponsors
Albert Brothers Inc
County Financial, Michelle Bauer
 Lincoln Park District
Lincoln Rotary Club
Gold Friend Sponsors
Alexander Lumber
Chicago Street Rentals
J&R Marble and Trailer
McDonald’s of Lincoln
The Courier
Silver Friend Sponsor
Culligan Water Products 
Logan County Title Company
New Holland Banking Center
Nobbe Eye Care Center
Bronze Friend Sponsor
 Advanced Eyecare of Lincoln
Beck’s Convenience Store, BP Gas Station
Fifth Street Food Mart
Guzzardo’s Italian Villa
Tethered Ride Sponsors
 Christian Village
 Heritage Packaging LLC
Lincoln Christian University
Veterans Tethered Rides Sponsors
Peasley Funeral Home
Petting Zoo Sponsors
Casey’s General Store
 Level Four Wealth Management

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