FAQ: BALLOON FESTIVAL INFORMATION
Times: Gates open at 5PM - Tennessee RiverPark.
Parking: is at Chatt State Community College next door. Enter Chatt State at the WEST ENTRANCE. Parking attendants will direct you to your parking area. Tennessee RiverPark has parking for Pre-Paid VIP and Handicap Ticket holders, ride share drop off available at Tennessee RiverPark.
Balloon Set-Up times: Weather is the unknown variable. Balloons do NOT set up in the rain or when the wind GUSTS are higher than 10 mph.. this usually happens around DUSK, however it could be before. Information will be shared at the Venue VIA the QR Code Links located at the entrance gates and around the venue. We will also share updates on weather and balloons info on our website www.BalloonShows.com- click "This weekend show".
Balloon Rides: Balloon rides are an additional $25 per person and can only be purchased during the event. Balloon rides require very mild winds (below 5MPH) and no rain to operate safely. You may also see balloons up and NO RIDES will be available because the winds are too high to safely do Balloon Rides. Use the QR Code to sign up for balloon rides and see other festival related info. If you head over to the Balloon Ride tent you will see a flagpole with Flags for different balloon operations. YELLOW FLAG is for BALLOON OPERATIONS ON HOLD GREEN FLAG is for Balloon are a GO!
When you arrive at the festival we suggest scanning the QR code at the entrance to be entered into the QUEUE line for a balloon ride. We will also share updates on weather and balloons on our website www.BalloonShows.com.
If the Balloons don't set up - If the Balloons cannot set up due to rain or high winds we will still have a fantastic Laser Show & Ring of Fire display. IN ADDITION: If you come out Friday and the Balloons do not setup, you may use your ticket again Saturday or Sunday. If you don't attend until Saturday and the balloons do not setup Saturday, your ticket will be good again Sunday or at any Balloon Festival we do until used. If you come out any day that balloons do NOT set up and cannot attend any other day your ticket is still good until used. We will update our website www.BalloonShows.com with any weather related advisories. The Balloon Team will make announcements and updates VIA the PA system by the Main Stage.
Kids Area - Kids area has rides and activities including a live Magician ! Rides are extra. they run from $2 to $10 and a $20 all day pass wristband for all participating rides. Rides are a VENDOR operation. Check with them for terms and conditions.
Live Music: We will have a MUSIC stage near the Balloon Ride area with a great lineup of musicians.
Bathrooms: Multiple clean sanitary and monitored bathrooms are available throughout the festival grounds.
Set up Chairs: You may set up your own chairs on the grass. There is lots of room and no matter where you are you should have a great view of the balloons! NO TENTS or COOLERS are allowed. Umbrellas are ok as long as they don't block the view of anyone around you. You may bring wagons to tote your chairs and children.
VIP Parking: Have your ticket handy when you drive in at the Tennessee RiverPark entrance and we will direct you to the VIP Parking area.
Handicap Paring: Have your ticket and Handicap Placard ready to be directed to the Handicap Parking area.
This is not a MASS ASCENSION Event. Balloons do not leave the event. They remain tethered or on the grounds.
If you have any issues email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! See you soon!
Hot Air Balloon Management
313 Ridgeview Dr Summerville, GA 30747 US