Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival |

Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival

A blast of propane-fueled flame heats up Dark Sunrise for the 10th annual Moffat County Balloon Festival.
Clay Thorp/Craig Press

The Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival will be in full swing on Saturday, Aug. 6. For more, go to

Friday, Aug. 5

6:30 a.m. — Potential hot air balloon launch, weather permitting

7 p.m. — Concert at Alice Pleasant Park/Yampa Valley Brewing Company featuring the Tucker Rose Band

Saturday, Aug. 6

6:30 a.m. — Hot air balloon launch and chase, weather permitting

6 a.m. — Flying Colors 5k run/walk registration with even beginning at 7 a.m.

7-10 a.m. — Breakfast Burritos for sale benefitting St. Michael’s Ministries

7:30-9:30 a.m. — Tether rides for $10 per person

7:30-9 a.m. — Colorado Cruisers car show registration

9 a.m. — NorthwestColorado Health Duck Race ticket sales

9 a.m.-3 p.m. — Colorado Cruisers Classic Car Show

9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Wow Factor Attractions bouncy houses

9 a.m.-7 p.m. — Craft vendors open

10 a.m.-noon — Classic Air Medical helicopter

10 a.m.-7 p.m. — Food vendors open

11 a.m.-9 p.m. — Beer garden

11 a.m.-noon — Live Entertainment featuring Borillo Entertainment

11:30 a.m. — NorthwestColorado Health Duck Race launch from the Ranney Street bridge. Watch for the little swimmers at the Loudy-Simpson boat ramp.

Noon-1:30 p.m. — Live music featuring Four 2 Play Band

12:30 p.m. — Registration for the Cardboard Boat Regatta

1:30-2:30 p.m. — Cardboard Boat Regatta

2:30-4 p.m. — Live music featuring Peach Street Revival

4-4:45 p.m. — Cash Prize Bingo

5-6:30 p.m. — Live music featuring Wordan Jilson and the Wild Bunch

6:30-7:30 p.m. — Live Entertainment featuring Borrillo Entertainment

7:30-9 p.m. — Live Music featuring The Petty Nicks Experience

8:30 p.m. — Balloon glow or candlestick, weather permitting

Sunday, Aug. 7

6:30 a.m. — Potential hot air balloon launch, weather permitting

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