Poteau Balloon Fest   - Oct 16, 2015 to Oct 17, 2015

Poteau Balloon Fest LeFlore County Fairgrounds
Hwy 271 S
Poteau, OK 74953

Phone: 918-647-9178
Fax: 918-647-4099
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The Poteau Balloon Fest is an annual hot air balloon festival featuring hot air balloons, tethered balloon rides and glows, a mud pit race, arts and crafts booths, games, food, carnival rides and much more. Each evening the balloons will line up for an exciting balloon glow as the hot air balloons perform via burns, flickers and the wave. A wide variety of events will be held in conjunction with the event.

Armbands are good for Friday and Saturday and include the following shows and attractions: BMX Freestyle Team, Derek Cook FMX, Indian Territory Pistoliers, Little Ms & Mr. Balloon Fest, Magician Jonathan Meyer,  pet contests and Rumble on the River Mud Race.

The Poteau Balloon Fest is an annual hot air balloon festival featuring hot air balloons, tethered balloon rides and glows, a mud pit race, arts and crafts booths, games, food, carnival rides and much more. Each evening the balloons will line up for an exciting balloon glow as the hot air balloons perform via burns, flickers and the wave. A wide variety of events will be held in conjunction with the event.

Armbands are good for Friday and Saturday and include the following shows and attractions: BMX Freestyle Team, Derek Cook FMX, Indian Territory Pistoliers, Little Ms & Mr. Balloon Fest, Magician Jonathan Meyer,  pet contests and Rumble on the River Mud Race.

The following rides and attractions will require additional costs and are not included with gate admission: helicopter rides, Mean Machine monster truck rides, tethered balloon rides, carnival rides, camel rides and exotic animal petting zoo and the LJ Jenkins "Ride for the ATV" Finale Saturday night bull riding event.

Come on out to the LeFlore County Fairgrounds in Poteau, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy all the fun. All events are weather permitting. If balloons are not able to fly, pilots will be available to answer questions about hot air balloons. They will be monitoring the weather and announcing flight times through out the day. Any and all balloon flights are most likely to occur between the hours of 7-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m., but exact times may vary.

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  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-270, US-412

  • Projected Attendance: 25,000

  • Special Rating: 2013 Redbud Outstanding Event Winner; No. 3 of Top 40 Things to Do in OK in 2014 by Okiecentric Magazine

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Friday

12:00 pm

11:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am

11:00 pm

Gate Admission: $5 per person

Children 4 and under: Free

Armbands purchased in advance: $3 per person by calling (918) 647-9178

Admission does not include carnival & other ride attractions.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.

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From owner on 10/29/14

I apologize that you were disappointed in our festival. We work very hard and hope that everyone enjoys the festival. Free parking was available off of the main grounds with free shuttle buses. The $5 gate admission includes all shows such as Derek Cook, Famous Flying Dogs, BMX Freestyle Team, the Rumble on the River Mud Run and other shows. It does not include ride fees. We do not set the cost of the fees charged for the ride attractions. Balloons are not up during the afternoon hours, this is clearly posted on our website and throughout the festival. They are most likely to be up between 7am - 10am & 4pm - 7pm. Friday, there were several balloons in the sky. Saturday am, the winds were too strong and they were not able to go up. Saturday afternoon/evening. They did try to set up for the glow but the wind gusts were too high. Balloons are wind & weather permitting and this we cannot control.


From Danna on 10/18/14

I wasn't inpressed cost to much to park and cost to much to get in and there wasn't enough to do an we didn't get to see any balloons in the sky and we thought o maybe the balloons at dusk might be better but it wasn't no good either lasted a whole 5 minutes sorry won't ever come again not worth my money or time


From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/18/14

Eddie, the tethered hot air balloon ride is $10 per person, and the helicopter ride is around $35 per person. For additional information, please call 918-647-9178. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Eddie davis on 10/17/14

We have a little down syndrome boy that would like to ride helicopter and balloon ride but we don't know the cost


From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/16/14

Tracy, the dates are listed beside the festival name at the top of this page. The 2014 dates are October 17-18, 2014. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Tracy on 10/15/14

What are the dates of this festival?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/07/14

Rachael, according to the Poteau Balloonfest's official website, which you can see by clicking the orange website button at the top of this page, the tethered balloon rides are $10 per person and camel rides are $7 per person. Tethered balloon rides allow you to ride in the hot air balloon while being tethered to the ground. Ride time is not listed. If you have any questions, please call 918-647-9178. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Rachael on 10/07/14

What exactly is a tethered balloon ride and how long does it last? and how much is it to ride a camel?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 10/06/14

Glenda, sorry but we don't have that information. If you'll call the Poteau Chamber of Commerce at 918-647-9178, they should be able to answer that for you. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Glenda on 10/06/14

How many balloons are expected?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 09/29/14

Nancy, the dates are listed beside the festival name at the top of this page. The 2014 dates are October 17-18, 2014. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Nancy Dickenson on 09/28/14

What are the dates of this?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 09/22/14

Christy, according to the Poteau Balloon Fest's official website, which you can see by clicking the orange website button at the top of this page, the tethered balloon rides cost $10 per person, although weight, height and age restrictions do apply. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Christy williams on 09/19/14

How much do the hot air balloon rides cost?


From owner on 09/04/14

@Cindy Glenn. In order to apply for the TravelOK Balloon Fest package. Please go to www.travelok.com. You will see on their home page a "square box" that says "enter to win a balloon fest weekend" click that box and it will take you to the page to enter.


From Cindy Glenn on 09/04/14

I am on the website & want to apply for the 'prizes' but can't figure out how to. Please advise.


From tracey millar on 06/06/14

please email info on food vending..thank you for your time


From owner on 03/18/14

Please contact us at 918-647-9178 or adminpoteauchamber@windstream.net with your information so we can email you the information you are requesting. Thank you for contacting us.


From Lana McKinsey on 02/12/14

Would you please email vendor information to me for this event? Thank You


 
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