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Old West Balloon Fest

Old West Balloon Fest 2017 will take place on Labor Day Weekend September 2nd and 3rd. 18 hot air balloons from 7 states will fill the Western Nebraska skies. An early morning launch at sunrise 6:22 a.m. is planned for Saturday and Sunday at the Mitchell Airport launch site and a nightglow at 7:30 p.m. is planned for Sunday evening at Five Rocks in Gering. This will be an action packed weekend with entertainment, there will be something for the whole family to enjoy. 

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Saturday – September 2, 2017 - Mitchell Air Field
5:30 a.m. – Gates will open, there will be food and beverage vendors
6:30 a.m. – Balloons will start to launch

Sunday – September 3, 2017- Mitchell Air Field
5:30 a.m. – Gates will open, there will be food and beverage vendors
6:30 a.m. – Balloons will start to launch

5:00 p.m. – Five Rocks Amphitheatre - Doors will open for the night glow
Planet Bounce will offer rides in the kid zone.
Performances by local dance teams and the band “End of Eves”
Beer garden and local food and beverage vendors

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Balloons Glow
Free hot air balloon collector cards from the balloon pilots

There is free admission and free parking to all of Old West Balloon Fest activities.

For more information on becoming an event sponsor,Contact Brenda Leisy at 308.633.1808.

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Date: 

September - Labor Day Weekend 

Latitude Longitude: 
41.9179,-103.810040
Address: 
Old West Balloon Fest
Old Airport Grounds South of Mitchell
Mitchell South Rd and Hawk Rd
Mitchell, NE 69357
Phone: 
+1 (308) 633-1808
Area: 
Mitchell
Type: 
Entertainment