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Balloon Glows

Location and Days

The Fairgrounds Balloon Glows is an event that features hot-air-balloons being inflated after dark on both Friday and Saturday evening. This special activity offers viewers a spectacle of fire and color unlike anything else you’re likely to see on a warm summer evening in Southern Wisconsin (or anywhere else for that matter). Hot air balloons stand like over-grown Chinese lanterns against the night sky, providing a breathtaking new perspective on the world of ballooning.

As seen in the video from a previous year, balloons launch in the evening (weather permitting) around 6:00 pm and fly from the fairgrounds (direction based on winds) and later return to the fairgrounds to setup again for a demonstration that begins between 8/8:30. As daylight fades, between 9/9:30, the balloons perform coordinated glows.

In addition, many times the Balloon Event Coordinator, will allow people to come out to the field to get up close and personal with the balloons and teams, as well as take videos and photos.

Friday 8:30 p.m. Fairgrounds Balloon Glow Green County Fairgrounds
Saturday 8:30 p.m. Fairgrounds Balloon Glow Green County Fairgrounds

Click here to view the complete Balloon and Blues Festival Schedule

Klondike Cheese Company “Crown Sponsor” for the 2018 Monroe Balloon and Blues Festival!

Klondike Cheese Company of Monroe, Wisconsin is announced as “Signature Crown Sponsor” for the 2018 Monroe Balloon and Blues Festival!

Built on 4 generations of outstanding Wisconsin cheese making, Klondike is the maker of award-winning and much sought-after products as their signature Feta, Muenster, Brick, Havarti & Greek Yogurt family. They have been crafting cheese on the factory’s original site established in the rolling hills of Green County during the late 1800s and it shows in every product they make.

The Buholzer family’s six Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers have continually combined their expertise and creativity to meet the needs of the U.S. consumers by crafting many styles of specialty cheese.

Today Klondike Cheese Co. boasts four Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. They are recognized nationally for their very authentic Feta, a constant award winner, made with local cow’s milk and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure they provide superior and uncompromising quality and consistency for all cheeses.

Monroe Balloon and Blues is presented by The Arc of Green County – a non-profit organization devoted to opportunities and advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Arc salutes the dedication of devotion to the outstanding quality of the entire Klondike family and is very proud to be able to have Klondike as Crown Sponsor of this year’s event!

Chasing Hot Air Balloons

Did you make it to the Monroe Balloon Rally in year’s past? Even if you did, you might want to check out this video ErikEMedia put together in 2016!


Chasing Hot Air Balloons from ErikEMedia on Vimeo.

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