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Questions???

We get asked a lot of questions regarding our Balloon & Blues Event each year and always refer people to our FAQ PAGE. Here are the top 5, that may answer your questions:

      1. DO YOU OFFER BALLOON FLIGHTS?
        Sorry, our festival does not offer balloon rides to the public, due to the additional licensing and insurance required. There will be helicopter rides and hand lead ponies. We do recommend contacting a group like the WI Balloon Group at or Balloon Group of IL. These organization’s will help you find reputable and licensed balloon operators who can schedule a ride. Many will also have larger balloons that can accommodate several people, which can reduce the per person cost.
      2. IS THERE A COST TO THE EVENT?
        Admission is FREE to the Balloon and Blues Festival, but if you want to park inside the Green County Fairgrounds, the cost is $3. Our event able to run due to dedicated  volunteers and gracious local business sponsors. We of course hope that you will participate by purchasing parking, food, drinks, and other items while at the event as many of the booths are run by local non-profits and small businesses.
      3. WHEN DO THE BALLOONS GO UP AND GLOW?
        Hot Air Balloon Launches are scheduled for Friday & Saturday evening at 6:00pm., as well as Saturday morning at 6:00am.
        Hot Air Balloon Glows are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:30pm on the Fairgrounds. (*Please note that flights may be postponed due to weather concerns. Please watch our Facebook and Twitter page for live updates.)
      4. WHAT BLUES BANDS ARE PLAYING? 
        We have some of the best Blues Bands in this region, and probably the country, in our humble opinion. This year we are pleased to feature: Madtown Mannish BoysAlex Wilson BandStackhouseThe JimmysCash Box KingsJosh Hoyer and Soul Colossal. For more information and schedule please visit our BLUES PAGE PAGE.
      5. HOW MANY BALLOONS WILL BE IN THE FESTIVAL?
        We generally have between 12-16 balloons.

Father’s Day Weekend = Balloon & Blues Festival

Father’s Day Weekend = Balloon & Blues Festival

 

 

Where to Stay, Eat and What to Do in Green County

Thanks to Green County Tourism, we have access to a great list of local lodging, events, tours, outdoor recreation, as well as eating establishments in and around Green County.

Of course, we hope that you spend time eating and drinking at the Midway on the Green County Fairgrounds supporting a lot of wonderful local non-profits and businesses, but there may be times you want to wander off to see and do other outstanding Green County stuff.

GREEN COUNTY TOURISM INFORMATION:
Things to Do: http://www.greencounty.org/things-to-do.html
Lodging: http://greencounty.org/lodging.html
Food & Drink: http://greencounty.org/eat.html
Cheese & Beer: http://www.greencounty.org/cheese-beer.html
Outdoors & Trails: http://www.greencounty.org/outdoors-trails.html