Lincoln Balloon Festival

August 25-26, 2017

Logan County Airport

Admission Pricing:

$5.00 Adults

$1.00 Children

$1.00 Parking unless you take advantage for the free shuttles at the Big R parking lot on Woodlawn Road

Friday Schedule

4-11 pm Carnival Rides

                VIP Tent (Purchase of special wristband required)

                Food Concessions 

                Beer Garden

                Bounce Houses

                Rock Climbing Wall

                 Tethered Balloon Rides

6 pm        Balloon Launch

Dusk        Balloon Glow

6-7 pm     LIVE: Hamburg

8:30-11 pm LIVE: The Breakfast Club

Saturday Schedule 

6:30 am Balloon Launch

11am-11 pm Carnival Rides

                VIP Tent (Purchase of special wristband required)

                Food Concessions 

                Beer Garden

                Bounce Houses

                Rock Climbing Wall

                 Tethered Balloon Rides

11 am-Dusk Kite Demonstration

                   Kite Making and Family Kite Fly

11 am-10 pm Rock Climbing Wall 

6 pm        Balloon Launch

Dusk        Balloon Glow

8:30 pm  VIP Dinner 

5:30-7 pm     LIVE: Let Em In

8:30-11 pm   LIVE: Brushville

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 for evening glows. This is a spectacular event that is enjoyed by the young and old alike.

Tethered balloon rides will be available Friday August 28th and Saturday, August 29th at the Logan County Airport weather permitting. Rides are $20 per adult and $15 per child (12 & Under) and up to 6 people can ride at a time (weight permitting).

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. There are a limited number of rides available, and they always fill up quick.

Wisconsin Kiters Club

The airport offers family fun and entertainment with children’s activities and our Midway Carnival. On Saturday, get unlimited rides from 1 PM to 4 PM for only $15! Rock Climbing – Test your skills as you trek to the top of the “mountain”. This festival favorite is fun for all ages. Kite Making – Join Chicago Kite, Saturday, August 27 starting at 11AM at the airport, and check out their kite flying skills. Watch and be amazed at their ability to fly 30 foot kites high above the Logan County Airport. Children can make their own kites and learn how to fly them as well for only $5!

If you are a vendor, click here for an airport vendor application.

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.

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.  

Vendor Information and Application

BALLOON SPONSORS:
Best Western, Castle Manor, CEFCU, Christian Village, Hicks Gas, Illini Bank, Inland Tool Co., Integrity Data, Lincoln Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Inc, Lincoln College, Lincoln Heating & Cooling, Paulus Farms Inc, Regions Bank, Symphony of Lincoln, Walmart Supercenter, Xfinity, Stuart Solutions, State Farm Insurance, Deron Powell, Culvers, Eaton Corporation, Russell & Mary Steffen, St. Clara’s Manor, State Bank of Lincoln, Ardagh Glass Inc, Swan Graphics, Seth Goodman, Holiday Inn Express/Hampton Inn, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
 
FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL:
 
Platinum Friend Sponsors
Lincoln Rotary Club
Regions Bank
 
Gold Friend Sponsors
Fairview Acres, Inc
J.M. Abbott & Associates Ltd
McDonald’s of Lincoln
 
Silver Friend Sponsor
Logan County Title Co
New Holland Banking Center
 
Bronze Friend Sponsor
Farm Credit Services
 
Tethered Ride Sponsors
Christian Village
First Student
Heritage Packing LLC
 
Kite Sponsors
Advanced Eyecare Center of Lincoln
Liberty Tax Service
Peasley Funeral Home

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