Monroe Balloon and Blues Festival Schedule

2019 SCHEDULE of EVENTS

(Schedule is Subject to Change)

Balloons, Bands, Exhibits, Games, Classic Cars, Concessions and More!

Monroe Balloon Rally is the longest running balloon event in Wisconsin. The event is held over Father’s Day Weekend at the Green County Fairgrounds in Monroe, Wisconsin and offers a potpourri of events and activities for the whole family.

Fairgrounds Admission during the Balloon Rally is FREE! This includes access to blues bands tent & viewing of all balloonist activities.

Fairgrounds Parking is $3 and you can also often find free on-street parking surrounding and near the fairgrounds on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Vendors, Crafters and Activities: Pricing for their food, beverages, goods, services, or activity are set by the individual vendor.

Tentative Schedule for Friday June 14th, 2019

4:00 p.m. Gates Open
5:30 p.m. Balloon Pilot/Crew Briefing
6:00 p.m. Balloon Launch
6:30 p.m.  to 8:00 p.m. Live Blues Music –  Dave Potter Trio featuring Madison Slim on harmonica
7:00 p.m. Special Balloon Demonstrations on the Infield
8:00 p.m. Begin Setting Up Balloons for Balloon Glow
8:30 p.m. Balloon Glow on the In-Field of the Fairgrounds Track
8:30 p.m.  to 10:00 p.m. Live Blues Music – Altered Five
‘Song of the Year’ & ‘Blues Artist of the Year’

Tentative Schedule for Saturday June 15th, 2019

5:00 a.m. Gates Open
6:00 a.m. Sunrise Balloon Launch
6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Arts and Crafts Fair
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Car Show Registration
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Classic Car Show
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Live Blues Music – Birddog Blues Band
3:00 p.m. Car Show Awards Presentation
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Live Blues Music – Ivy Ford Band
5:30 p.m. Balloon Pilot/Crew Briefing
6:00 p.m. Balloon Launch
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Live Blues Music – Dave Fields
7:00 p.m. Special Balloon Demonstrations on In-Field
8:00 p.m. Begin Setting Up Balloons for Balloon Glow
8:30 p.m. Balloon Glow on the In-Field of the Fairgrounds Track
8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Live Blues Music – Brandon Santini

Paid Passenger Flights

For those wanting a more tangible experience in a hot-air balloon on a future date, paid passenger flights are available through the Ride Operators of the Wisconsin Balloon GroupPlease note that these outstanding, licensed firms will not be available during or at this year’s Monroe Balloon & Blues Festival (Monroe Balloon Rally), but they will be able to schedule you a ride of a lifetime!

 

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