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Cavanal Chorale
Young's Pharmacy
M&M Game Gallery
Swaim Office Products
BMS Personal Training
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Assurance Realty
Scentsy Family - Becky Terry
Photo Bomb Event Group
Knothole Woodshop
Wreck-Less Drug Free Coalition
Poteau Crossfit
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The Award Winning Poteau Balloon Fest - October 17 & 18, 2014
 


Named #3 in the Top 40 Things to do in Oklahoma in 2014 by OKIECENTRIC Magazine.

Call
918-647-9178 to order the gate armbands for $3 in advance!  They will be $5 at the Gate!

BALLOON INFORMATION
Please note that all balloon events are wind and weather permitting!!! Any and all balloon flights are most likely to occur between the hours of 7am - 10am and 4pm -7pm. However, they are not guaranteed during these times. The atmospheric pressure plays a huge factor in balloon activities! WE CANNOT GUARANTEE BALLOON ACTIVITES and we CANNOT give specific times on Balloon activities! 



 

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WELCOME

We would like to thank you for your interest in the 2014 Poteau Balloon Fest. Preparations are now being made for the 2014 Balloon Fest!  We hope to see you there!

DATE, TIME & VENUE
The dates for the 2014 Poteau Balloon Fest are October 17th & 18th.  Friday, the 17th, the gates will open at 12:00pm to the public and will close at 11:00 pm. Saturday morning, the 18th, they will open at 9:00 am and close at 11:00pm. 

The Poteau Balloon Fest will be held on the LeFlore County Fair Grounds on Highway 271 South.


View The Poteau Balloon Fest in a larger map

Click here to download the festival and grounds map. 


ADMISSION COSTS
  • Advance Armbands are $3 each  
  • Advance armbands will be sold until October 17th at 3:00pm. Chamber offices will close at 3:00pm on October 17th.  
  • Advance armbands will be available for purchase at the Poteau Chamber of Commerce in person or by calling 918-647-9178.
  • At the gates, armband admission prices will be $5 per person (4 and under free.)  
  • Children 4 and under are free.
  • Balloon Fest Gate Admission is good for both Friday & Saturday

ATTRACTIONS
All of the following shows and attractions are included with gate admission.  If available, you may click on the attraction name for more information about that attraction. 

Once an event schedule is available, it will be posted. 

BMX Freestyle Team
Derek Cook FMX

Indian Territory Pistoliers
Little Miss & Mr. Balloon Fest
Magician Jonathan Meyer
Muts Gone Nuts
Pet Contests
Rumble on the River Mud Race
Mud Tug of War


The following rides and attractions will require additional costs and are NOT included with gate admission: (Please note, we do not set these prices)

  • Helicopter Rides - Has been $35 per person at previous festivals
  • Mean Machine Monster Truck Rides - $10 per person
  • Tethered Balloon Rides - $10 per person - *Weight, Height & Age Restrictions May apply.  Also are wind and weather permitting  (please note balloon information above).  Schedule will be released at a later date
  • Zipline Rides - Open Friday & Saturday During Festival Hours - $10 per person, if you keep the harness on you can go again for $5.  Weight limit 40lbs to 250lbs - www.extremefunspot.com 
  • Ride of a Lifetime - Mechanical Bull - weight limit 300lbs
  • Carnival Rides - The Carnival will be offering a $20 armband on Friday night, October 17 from 7pm - 11pm. We do NOT SET the pricing for carnival rides and have no control over what they charge.  At this time we do not have any information on the costs of the tickets. Previous years, they were $3 per ticket and rides took 1 - 2 tickets. 
  • Saturday Night PBR Bull Riding Event - More Details on tickets and other information will Be Released at a Later Date - This will be a new event at the Balloon Fest in 2014 and will be on Saturday Night Only!  The Bull Riding will happen after the final performance of Derek Cook FMX. There will be a concert after the bull riding.

VOLUNTEERS
As with any large event, it takes a number of people to help make it successful. If you are interested in volunteering at the 2014 Poteau Balloon Fest, please contact the Chamber at 918-647-9178.  Details will be posted at a later date on how to sign up online using the VolunteerLocal site. 

PARKING
Free parking will be available at the CASC parking lot and the Industrial Park parking lot. FREE shuttle buses will be available to and from the Fair Grounds to the CASC parking lots and the Industrial Park parking lots.

All parking on the Main grounds will be PAID parking at $5 per car. Please note, that if you leave and then return, you will have to pay again to re-enter the grounds.

5K WALK/RUN
The 5K Walk/Run at the Poteau Balloon Fest will return in 2014.  Registration is $20 BEFORE October 5th and $25.00 AFTER October 5th. YOU MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED TO BE GUARANTEED A SHIRT. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!!! Registration fee includes (1) Balloon Fest Armband and (1) 5K T-Shirt.  Entry forms will be posted at a later date.

2ND ANNUAL POKER RUN & POTEAU BALLOON FEST BIKE SHOW
Information regarding the bike show & poker run will be posted at a later date. Please check back again.

ALL EVENTS ARE WEATHER PERMITTING AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

VENDOR INFORMATION
Thank you for your interest in the 2014 Poteau Balloon Fest as a vendor.  Vendor Forms are posted below, please make sure that you fill out the appropriate form for your booth.  

First please make sure to read the VENDOR LETTER

FOOD, DRINK & CONCESSION VENDORS

NON-PROFIT, POTEAU CHAMBER MEMBERS VENDORS

COMMERCIAL, BUSINESS, RESALE, POLITICAL  & ALL OTHER VENDORS

RIDE & ATTRACTION VENDORS

FOR A LIST OF 2014 APPROVED VENDORS CLICK HERE.

LODGING INFORMATION

It's never too early to make your hotel reservations! Check out one of several great choices in our Directory under Lodging!

If you prefer RV or Campsites, click
here.

SPONSOR INFORMATION
To hold such a large event successfully, takes the work and involvement of many within our community. We would like to thank our many sponsors for their support and sponsorship. 

Once the sponsor forms are available they will be posted. Please continue to check back.

Presenting Sponsors


Event Sponsors

Balloon Sponsors

Balloon Glow Sponsors

Bulls, Balloons & BBQ Sponsors

Famous Flying Dogs & Muts Gone Nuts Sponsors

Derek Cook FMX Sponsors

Rumble on the River Mud Pit Race Sponsors

BMX Freestyle Team Sponsors

 Media Press Box Sponsors:


Bike Show & Poker Run Sponsor:

Hospitality Sponsors:


We are now accepting sponsors, 
if you or your business are interested in sponsoring one of the many events at the Poteau Balloon Fest, please call us at 918-647-9178. There are many sponsor opportunities available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 918.647.9178.


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