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NW Georgia Hot Air Balloon & Aviation Festival

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Richard B. Russell Airport

304 Russell Field Road Northeast

Rome, GA 30165

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Star Wars Hot Air Balloons, Airplanes and Helicopters. Balloon, Plane, and Helicopter Rides! Vendors, Kids Rides, Great Food

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The 2019 NWG Hot Air Balloon & Aviation Festival is coming to ROME GA, June 28th & 29th 2019! Featuring special shape Star Wars Hot Air Balloons, Warbirds, military Aiircarft & Helicopters. With over 100 craft & retail vendors, great Festival Food vendors, and rides for kids of all ages! Something for everyone to enjoy!

Check off that bucket list and get a ride in a Hot Air Balloon, Plane, or Helicopter!

FREE Parking!

VIP tickets available!

The VIP Tickets include:

1) Tented & Patio Area with shaded Tables and Chairs.

2) Premium Viewing Area of the Special Shapes Balloons

3) Luxury - Air Conditioned “real” Bathrooms.

*Vip tickets have limited availability. They sell out fast!

FAQ:

Friday gates open at 4pm to 11pm

Saturday gates open at 10am to 11pm

Saturday Tickets are good all day. You may leave and come back again for the balloon portion of the event at 5pm! The beautiful Balloon Glow glow starts after 8pm, please make sure you get there several hours before to have time to find your spot and place your chairs!

What is a balloon glow? A balloon glow is just what it sounds like...but better! While tethered to the ground, hot air balloons inflate and the pilots light them from within. The sight of hot air balloons lit up is breathtaking. Pilots will coordinate “all burns” where they fire up their burners, illuminating all their balloons at once and also perform “count downs” which are very crowd participatory events. Balloon Glows will last between 1 to 1 1/2 hours!

Please note: All balloons will remain grounded! This is not a hot air balloon launch or race. No balloons will be launching into the air! Plan on treating a Balloon Glow just like you would a fireworks show - bring your blankets, chairs and whole family early to get a good spot!

In addition to the evening Balloon Glow there will be a variety of pre-glow festivities including; craft booths, Kiddie Carnival, music, Food Vendors, TETHERED BALLOON RIDES and more! Tethered balloon rides will take groups of all ages on a short balloon ride (up to 50ft in the air)

BALLOON SET UP TIMES:

Balloons begin set up around 5-6pm depending on wind and other "Weather Conditions". The fantastic Balloon Glow will take place after dusk at approximately 9:00pm. Make sure you arrive around 5pm to have plenty of time to get parked and enter the festival. This is a busy event, please be prepared by arriving early.

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PARKING IS FREE!

ALL Tickets Good for either day. Purchase in confidence knowing if your Friday or Saturday plans change you can use your ticket either day. Sorry NO REFUNDS. If the weather effect the balloons setting up your tickets are good the next following day or at the next NWG Balloon Festival.

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Richard B. Russell Airport

304 Russell Field Road Northeast

Rome, GA 30165

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