Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest
October 7-9, 2016
Details are tentative and will be updated as needed,
please check back frequently!
Event Schedule
October 7, 2016
4:00 pm Fun Flight. Dam West Recreational Area. Balloons will inflate and launch from this area.
8:00 pm Pilots/Sponsor Dinner at COE Visitor Center. Pilots, sponsors, and media only
October 8, 2016
6:00 am Pilot Briefing/Crew Call (Morning Flight)
7:00 am Fun Flight. Best place to view Shelby County Airport. Balloons will have a fun flight into the airport.
  Young Eagles Flights at Shelby County Airport. Youth will learn about planes and may have a chance for a ride.
Food starts at 4 pm. Glow at dusk Balloon Glow/Cookout. at Shelby County Airport. Fire Dept will have a cookout. Walkers Kettle Corn. Strasburg Lions Spiral Spuds. Bring your chairs and blankets.
October 9, 2016
6:00 am Pilot Briefing/Crew Call (Morning Flight)
7:00 am Fun Flight. Best place to view is Dam West Recreational Area. Balloons will have a fun flight over the lake.
10:00 am Pilots Awards Brunch. Pilots and sponsors only


Due to weather, balloons may not take to the air.

SUNRISE
Oct. 7 at 6:57 am, Oct. 8 at 6:58 am,
Oct. 9 at 6:59 am
SUNSET
Oct. 7 at 6:29 pm, Oct 10 at 6:27 pm,
Oct 11 at 6:26 pm

*Times and Dates are Subject to Change*
Check back often for updates

Balloon Fest Partners
Shelby County Office of Tourism/Lake Shelbyville Area CVB, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Lake Shelbyville


If you are interested in crewing or sponsoring a balloon for the weekend, contact Kevin Bernson at 217-774-3986

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held in conjunction with Scarecrow Daze
Scarecrow Daze: Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce