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Pahrump Hot Air Balloon Festival Starts Today!


Greetings sports fans and welcome to your Pahrump hot air balloon festival. An annual event that is sure to please children of all ages, this year’s Pahrump hot air balloon festival is certain to be no exception to the rule.

This year the Pahrump Balloon Festival will bring together 35 or more hot air balloons and their pilots from all over the world. Bring along the entire family to enjoy hot air balloon rides, music, entertainment, good food, vendors and so much more!  There will also be a hot air balloon “glow show” on the evenings of Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, the 24, where over a dozen hot air balloons will illuminate the area as they synchronize their flight to music.

The Pahrump hot air balloon festival is open to the general public.  entry to the park is complimentary. Festival-goers can purchase carnival wristbands and/or rodeo and VIP field passes during the glow shows on Friday and Saturday for $20.  Tickets for the featured tethered balloon rides can be purchased each day for a small fee of $10 from the individual balloon attendants.

In the event of the prevalence of high sustained wind speeds the hot air balloons will be grounded but the show will go on. There will be no shortage of good music, good food, good friends, and good clean fun for the whole family. Whether you are a native Pahrumpian, a snowbird, or you’re just visiting from surrounding areas, come out and show your support for your community and for national pride.

Parking is reported likely to be difficult to find, but in as I have been to many such events in Petrack Park myself; I can assure those who wish to attend the balloon festival that there is ample parking for as many as might require it in the areas surrounding the park. You may have to walk a little way to get from your vehicle to the park itself but then again it can be argued that the exercise might justify the intake of a few extra calories for the sake of making the trek back to the car again. If you plan to stay late a flashlight will come in handy to help you find your way to it quickly and safely.

Tickets can be purchased at: pahrumptickets.com.

Date(s): Friday, February 23 – Sunday, February 25, 2018
Cost: Admission to the Festival – FREE, $10 Tethered Balloon Rides, $20 Carnival Tickets
Location: Petrack Park  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Petrack+Park/@36.2296393,-116.0231481,13.46z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c637a024b42679:0x4bf8c9e1c5727339!8m2!3d36.2199428!4d-115.995438

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