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Old 09-24-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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2nd Annual Balloons Over Branson Creek Hot Air Balloon Festival

2nd Annual Balloons Over Branson Creek Hot Air Balloon Festival

Date: October 19, 2012 - October 21, 2012

2012 Balloons over Branson Creek, Branson's 2nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival, is a joint partnership between The Ozark Mountain Family YMCA, The Communities at Branson Creek and Branson Balloon. A weekend festival featuring Hot Air Balloons, Powered Parachutes, Sky Divers, live music, vendor & craft fair, a Dog walk on the trails at Branson Creek presented by the Shepherd of the Hills Humane Society, hay rides and so much more. The event will be held within The Communities at Branson Creek. Located 4 miles south of Highway 76 off of Highway 65 in Hollister, Missouri.

The event starts with a special Friday Night Kick-Off Party beginning at 6 PM. The event is FREE entry to the public. There will be vendors and food on site and you can purchase tickets for Tethered Balloon Rides for just $10! VIP Party Passes will also be available which include dinner and entry to VIP Party Tent as well as VIP Parking.

The Balloons over Branson Creek Saturday activities are also FREE to the public to enjoy!

Saturday morning, the event opens at 6 AM to gear up for the Big Hot Air Balloon Competition which will begin at 7:00 AM . Balloons compete in flight and skill challenges for cash and prizes. Cheer on your favorite Balloon and Branson celebrity as they are part of the balloon crew in the basket!

At 9:00 AM, following the Balloon Competition, will start the Powered Parachute Competition!

After the competitions help Balloons over Branson Creek raise money for the Shepherd of the Hills Humane Society by participating in a Dog Walk on the Trails at Branson Creek. The dog walk will take place at 10:00 AM. Each pre-registered dog will receive a goody bag. Pre-registration is $10/registration at the event is $15.

All day Chopper Charter will be on the event grounds providing helicopter rides!

From 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the hour, every hour - Sign up for FREE hay rides. We will have Guided Historical Tours of the Branson Creek Trails!

At 2:00 PM - Enter into the Pumpkin Carving Contest! And at 3:00 PM, sign up the hungriest member of your family to compete in a good ol' fashion Pie Eating Contest!

At 5:00 PM, the Sky Divers will jump and enjoy their show as they land to safety on the event grounds.

By 6:30 PM - the College of the Ozarks Concert Band will be preparing to perform and kick off the beautiful Evening Balloon Glow which will take place at DUSK. Don't forget your camera!

Food and drinks will be available on site all day. Enjoy the Vendor & Craft Fair as well Live Entertainment throughout the day. Monkey Moe's will have 3 Huge Inflatables for the kids to enjoy! Plus clowns and face-painting and so much more!

There will be opportunities for spectators and attendees to purchase hot air balloon rides. These rides will take place Sunday. For more information or to discuss rates and availability contact Rodney Williams at 417-336-6060.

The Communities at Branson Creek by McMillin Communities, named as one of the Top 50 Master- Planned Community by Where to Retire Magazine in 2011, spanning 6500 acres is located 4 miles South of Highway 76 on Highway 65. You will take the Branson Airport exit and follow the signs posted along Branson Creek Blvd to the event parking lots and main event location. To learn more about The Communities at Branson Creek visit their web site.

Branson Balloon, owned by Rodney Williams, has been flying balloons for over 20 years and has maintained a perfect safety record. With Branson Balloons direction and assistance this event will be a signature event the entire Branson area will be proud to host, year after year! To learn more about Branson Balloon visit their web site.

*Blankets and lawn chairs, photo and video camera are allowed into the event. NO coolers, alcohol or outside food please.

Location: 1001 Branson Creek Blvd


Branson, MO 65616
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:05 AM   #2
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This looks like a fun event, and beautiful as well with the multi colored balloons adding to the Fall colors.
I have some questions though. Isn't it being held just a mile or so from the airport? How do they keep the balloons from interfering with the landings, and takeoffs of the planes? I know there isn't a tremendous amount of commercial air traffic, but do they shut down for the event?
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