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Friday, October 10, 2014
4:00 pm: Dam West Recreation Area (9th St)- Pilot Briefing (Media Flight). Kerry Campbell-DJ will be entertaining
5:00 pm:-Dam West - Balloon Launch
8:00 pm: Media/Pilots reception-pilots, sponsors, and media only
Saturday, October 11, 2014
6:00 am: Shelby County Airport - Pilot Briefing/Crew Call(Morning Flight)
7:00 am: Morning Flight with task at Shelby County Airport (Best viewing area Airport) Kerry Campbell-DJ will be entertaining.
Dusk - Balloon Glow & Cookout (Note: Location will be the Shelby County Airport on West Route 16).
4:00 pm: Plenty of food and drink will be available with proceeds benefitting a local charity.
Thunder Hits DJ Service will be providing great music from late afternoon till the end of the glow.
Tethered rides will also be available for $10. (Weather permitting)
Bring your chairs and blankets
Sunday, October 12, 2014
6:00 am - Pilot Briefing/Crew Call
7:00 am: Sponsor Lake Flight with task at 9th Street Beach Area (Dam West Recreation Area). Kerry Campbell-DJ will be entertaining
10:00 am: Pilot awards breakfast/brunch-pilots & sponsors only
Due to weather, balloons may not take to the air.
Oct. 11 at 7:00 am, Oct. 12 at 7:01 am,
Oct. 13 at 7:02 am
Oct. 11 at 6:24 pm, Oct 12 at 6:22 pm,
Oct 13 at 6:21 pm
*Times and Dates are Subject to Change*
Check back often for updates
Balloon Fest Partners
Shelby Electric Cooperative, Shelby Energy, Shelby County Office of Tourism/Lake Shelbyville Area CVB, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Lake Shelbyville, Lake Volunteers Association, Heartland RC & D
If you are interested in crewing or sponsoring a balloon for the weekend, contact Kevin Bernson at 217-273-3986.
Click here to learn more about Hot Air Balloons
Click here for balloons coming to Balloon Fest
Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest Sponsoring Cooperatives:
Shelby Electric Cooperative-Shelbyville,
Touchstone Energy Cooperative's of Illinois, Prairie Power Inc.,
State Farm Agent Jeremy Jokisch, Effingham Performing Arts via Agracel,
Shelbyville Monical's Pizza, Shelby County State Bank, Willow Ridge Winery,
Edward Jones office of Tad Mayhall, Dr. Brown & Dr. Pastrovich Family Dental Care,
The Shelby Inn/Hallbrook Autobody & Paint/Killam & Englund Insurance, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Safety
Lake Shelbyville Area CVB/Land of Lincoln Regional Tourism Office
Click here for USACE-Lake Shelbyville Water Safety Message
If you would like to be a sponsor, contact Kevin Bernson 217-273-3986
Wireless Mike's, Your Verizon Wireless Retailer, The Shelby Sports Club, Shelbyville WalMart, Roxy Theatre, Monical's Pizza,
The Longbranch Grill, Illinois National Guard, Legends Draft House,
Lake Shelbyville Area CVB, Darla's Delight's and Rental Service
Shelby Energy Company,
Madi Grace Studio, Simply Yours Unique Crafts and Jewelry, Roxy Theatre, Iced, Druby's, Shelbyville McDonalds, The Pumpkin Patch, Shelbyville Subway, Vahlings Vineyards & Winery, Niemerg Family Winery, Barker's Balloonery, Angie's My Hair Lady, Shelbyville WalMart, Casey's General Store-Shelbyville
Grand Prize Sponsor
Pat & Jane Brouillet/Envy-Kankakee, IL; Joe Ritchie/Touchstone-Sullivan, MO; Al & Evie Reusch/Knot Again-Macomb, IL; Mary Ohmit/Sixty's "FUN"-Urbana, IL; Laurie Acuff/Double Image-Manito, IL; Larry D. Owen/S.S. Rollo Fitzpug-Danville, IL; Mark Westra/Too Hot 2 Handle-Greenfield, IN; Jim Neill/Stellar-Riverwoods, IL; Kim Neill/Traveller-Riverwoods, IL; Ken Lubben/Ship of Fools; Debra Griest/Moms Toy 2-Urbana, IL; Mike Fahrendorf/Skyhighballoon-Ellisville, MO;
held in conjunction with Scarecrow Daze
Scarecrow Daze: Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce