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).

 

 

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.

Tethered Balloon Rides

Time of operation
6 PM - 9 PM each day of the event. Weather permitting! (See below for required weather) If the weather allows us to start a little earlier, we will try to start as early as 4:00.

What is a Tethered Balloon Ride?
Tethering means the balloon is securely anchored to the ground via a series of high-tensile strength ropes and carabineers. Then the hot air balloon ascends to a predetermined height above the ground and crowds to a height of 50′ or less. During a tether ride, passengers climb aboard the aircraft for a short ride. This is ideal for people with fears of flying or heights.

Adults are NOT permitted to hold a child in their arms during the tethered ride.

All passengers must be in good health. If you are pregnant, recently released from the hospital, or have broken bones or casts, you cannot qualify to purchase a ride. These balloons are not certified by the FAA to carry wheelchairs. The pilot will also be available to determine who can fly!

Weather required for Tethering:
Less than 6 mph surface winds, clear skies within 50 miles of the event site, and no threat of rain showers.

Hot Air Balloon Pilot Meet & Greet/Basket Display