Hot Air Balloon Glow

WEATHER DEPENDANT - Winds under 6 MPH, No Rain

Balloons are inflated on the field after sunset so that the balloon's burners produce a wonderful light that glows through the envelope (balloon skin).

 

 

Opening Ceremonies

We kick off the show with a patriotic opening that includes the National Anthem, Pledge, a speaker, music, and special surprises.

Festival Site Opens to Public

Day one of the 2024 First Fruits Farm Memorial Balloon Festival officially opens gates to attendees.

Join us to Remember, Honor and Celebrate our nation's Heroes.

All Veterans Group Parachute Team

United All The Way

The All Veteran Group (AVG), independently owned and operated, is comprised of dedicated individuals of both active/retired military and patriotic Americans.

Since our inception in 2011, we have focused on representing companies and military veterans with the highest level of professionalism through parachute demonstrations, tandem parachute experiences, brand ambassador programs, sponsorships & special events.

With AVG, we are changing directions and changing lives. We provide a blueprint to translate aspiration for change into action, and a new sense of freedom. Traditional values of teamwork, effort, accountability, trust and selflessness are the cornerstones of AVG’s Programs.

Our Mission

OUR VISION IS TO ENSURE A LEGACY THAT PROMOTES EACH MISSION, PROTECTS THE STANDARDS, PERFECTS THE IMAGE, AND PRESERVES THE HERITAGE.

Balloon Mass Ascension

Weather permitting, the balloons will inflate and take off at approximately 6:30-6:45 - keep an eye on the balloon weather flag

Hot Air Balloon Pilot Meet & Greet/Basket Display

End Veteran Suicide 5KRun/Walk

Saturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26
Start Time: 7:00 PM

We'd like to raise as much as we can to help struggling veterans. For $25.00 (if you can give more, please do), you will receive admission to the festival, registration to participate in the walk/run, and a wristband.  Upon completion of the walk/run, you'll receive a special T-shirt made specifically for this event. Parking is not included.

The Veterans Administration (VA) estimates that 22 veterans die by suicide every day, and as many as 950 suicide attempts occur each month among veterans receiving services through the VA. Studies are showing that over 40% of US soldiers returning home from Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from a mental disorder or behavioral problem.

This event will help raise awareness and promote the prevention of this epidemic by bringing the community together to memorialize those lost and let Veterans, their friends, and families know they are not alone. Proceeds from the event go to All Veteran Group.

Have a great day, and see you at the event!!!