See event schedule link at top of page
Festival Activities include:
-- A 'Spirit of America Tribute' daily at 6PM on our launch field and Spectators will be participants. You will not want to miss this one!
-Scout Troop 944 honor America with a re-enactment of the Flag Raising at Iwo Jima.
-A Big 'THANK YOU Carroll Hospital COVID Front Line Associates' will be coordinated by the Carroll Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. It will involve Hospital Associates and a County Official.
-A Mass Hot Air Balloon Launch of up to 16 balloons will rise above the spectators and fly away over beautiful Carroll County
-- Three mass ascension flights of up to 15 hot air balloons
-- Special Shape Balloons will join in the fun
-- Passenger balloon flights - BOOK your FLIGHT NOW!
-- Tethered balloon rides
-- Walkabout balloon
-- Balloon Training Demonstration
-- Kids Zone
-- Entertainment featuring:
----- SHIFTWORK ENTERTAINMENT performing on Stage Saturday
----- The Fabulous Hubcaps Band performing on stage Sunday
-- Delicious Foods from 15 Food Vendors
-- Specialty Crafts from 60 crafters
-- Sponsors - we cannot do without!
--'5K RUN/WALK AMONG BALLOONS' planned for Sunday Morning. See link at top of page.
So what is a balloon glow?
The hot air balloon festival event now known as a balloon glow was invented in Albuquerque in 1979, when local pilots inflated balloons on Christmas Eve night as a thank you to local residents. The sight of balloons lit from within at night like giant holiday ornaments is breathtaking, and glow events are now held all over the world.