Event Schedule
Due to weather, balloons may not take to the air.
October 8th
SUNSET 6:18 pm
4-8 pm Soft Glow & potential balloon launch at Willow Ridge Winery. Some balloons will inflate and do a soft glow if weather permits. Pauly's BBQ & Smokin BBQ Stewy Style food trucks available. Entertainment by Kilborn Alley Band.
October 9th
SUNRISE 6:57 am, SUNSET 6:17 pm
TBA Pilot Briefing/Crew Call (Morning Flight)
Sunrise Sunrise Flight. The Pilots will be flying over the Shelby County Airport
8 am - 11:30 am Young Eagle Flights at the Shelby County Airport. Flights from 8:30-11:30AM, Ages 8-17 Introduction to general aviation—basic ground school & 20-25 minute FREE airplane ride over Shelbyville area, Legal guardian must be present to sign waiver of consent; All kids receive a certificate and flight log book
1 pm - 2 pm Trunk or Treat sponsored by the Dacey Haunted Trail Committee. Bring the kids to see all the decorated trunks and get some treats.
4-8:30 pm Balloon Glow and Cookout at the Shelby County Airport. (Sponsored by J&R Collision Centers) Some balloons will inflate and do a glow if weather permits. Cookout benefits Shelbyville Fire Department, Local food and drink vendors, Music by All Kindz of Soundz, Kids Area sponsored by Family Drug from 4-6:45 pm. Tethered balloon rides to benefit local charities. SummerSkyz Helicopter Rides afternoon and evening (max 3 people per ride).
October 10th
SUNRISE 6:58 am
TBA Pilot Briefing/Crew Call (Morning Flight)
Sunrise Sunrise Flight. The Pilots will be taking off from Dam West Recreation Area
Balloon Sponsors
Shelbyville Monical's Pizza, Touchstone Energy, State Farm Insurance-Jeremy Jokisch, Dr Brown Dentistry, IHI Turbo, Willow Ridge Winery, USACE Water Safety, Villas of Holly Brook,
Lake Shelbyville Area CVB
Key Event Sponsors
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Lake Shelbyville, Prairie Power Inc., Family Drug, Shelby County Airport
Balloonfest Partners
Shelby County, Shelby County Rescue Squad, Shelby County Tourism/Lake Shelbyville Area CVB, City of Shelbyville, Shelby Electric Cooperative, Shelby County Airport, Shelby County Dive Team, Shelbyville Fire Department, J & R Collision Centers, Darla's Delights & Rental Service
Welcome Meal Sponsor-Shelby County State Bank
Fun Task Sponsor-Lithia Resort
Glow Sponsor-J & R Collision Centers
Kids Area Sponsor-Family Drug
Other Sponsors
Shelby Energy Company, Grow Mark & Your Local FS Member Cooperative
Thank You's
Shelby County Employee Volunteers, DJ Kerry Campbell, Shelbyvile Dairy Queen, Shelby Electric Lineman & Office Personnel, Decatur Ambulance, Dacey's Haunted Trail Committee, Gabby Goat, Shelbyville Monical's Pizza, Shelby County State Bank, Shelbyville McDonald's, Iced, Druby's, Simply Yours, Shelby County Sheriff's Department, Walmart-Shelbyville, SHS Football Team, Cromwell Radio, Miller Media Group,
First Federal Savings & Loan of Central Illinois
Balloons/Pilots Coming
Touchstone Energy-Bob Scobee, Honest Abe-Seth Goodman, Jolly Rollo-Larry Owen, Sub Divo-Dan Reusch, Envy-Pat Brouillet, Double Image-Laurie Acuff, Fire & Ice-Tom Klitz, Dream On-Preston Gebhart, Drifting Dolphins-Kevin Heinzmann, The Little One-Jim Phelan
Due to weather, balloons may not take to the air.

*Times and Dates are Subject to Change*
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