New event kicks off 2023 Old West Balloon Fest

Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 3:27 PM CST
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - The annual Old West Balloon Fest returns August 7th-12th. A new event kicks off the festival August 7th-9th with “Kids Balloon Camp” this event is scheduled from 9:00am-11:00am with the design to teach children ages 5-13 years old about all the aspects of hot air ballooning.

More details will be released about the location in April at: The Old West Balloon Fest | Nebraska’s Premier Hot Air Ballooning Event

August 9th: Features the opening night of “Night Glow” located at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

August 10th: is “Media Flight” location/time to be announced.

August 11th: Old West Balloon Fest “sunrise launch” begins at 6:15am, gates are set to open at 5:30am. This will be located at the Mitchell Airfield, on South Mitchell Road, Mitchell NE.

August 12th: Old West Balloon Fest “sunrise launch” begins at 6:15am, gates are set to open at 5:30am. This will be located at the Mitchell Airfield, on South Mitchell Road, Mitchell NE.

August 12th: “Craft Fair, Weiner dog races, and Corn Hole Tournament from 7:30am-3:00pm located at Center Avenue Mitchell, NE.

August 12th: “Night Glow” begins at 5:00pm at Five Rocks Amphitheater.

For more information contact Colleen Johnson at: (308) 225-0128.

2023 Old West Balloon Fest is scheduled from August 7th-12th.
2023 Old West Balloon Fest is scheduled from August 7th-12th. (Hawk Buckman | WyoBraska Magazine)
2023 Old West Balloon Fest is scheduled from August 7th-12th.
2023 Old West Balloon Fest is scheduled from August 7th-12th. (Hawk Buckman | WyoBraska Magazine)