32nd Annual Arkansas Valley Balloon Festival

Description: November 6, 7, 2021 in Rocky Ford

32nd Arkansas Valley Balloon Festival Schedule

Event Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

Nancy Jennings

Gold Sponsor

Knights of Columbus

Silver Sponsors

4Rivers Equipment

Van Dyk Insurance Agency

Bronze Sponsors

First National Bank of Las Animas - Rocky Ford

Fowler State Bank

32nd Annual Arkansas Valley Balloon Festival Nov 6 & 7, 2021

Launch Site:

Innovative Water Technologies

29625 Industrial Park

Rocky Ford, Colorado (see map for directions)

Schedule for Saturday Nov. 6, 2021:

6:45 am- Gates open at launch site

7:15 am- Pilot briefing

7:30-Balloon launch starts

3:00pm- Tissue paper balloon launch

5:30 pm- Parade down Main Street, followed by, candle sticking, and S'mores at City Hall


Schedule for Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021:

5:45 am- Gates open at launch site

6:15 am- Pilot briefing

6:30 am- Balloon launch starts

Join The Arkansas Valley Balloon Festival Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/181532279988/?ref=share

Pilots - Balloons - Sponsors

Jennifer Beard - Phoenix Rising - Lovette Family

Stephen Blucher - Morning Glory Too - Tim Baublits / Thaxton Manor Air BnB

Ken Bradley - Calico Rose - Arkansas Valley Seeds

Gery de Kovend - Independence - Rocky Ford Daily Gazette / Ordway New Era

Don Dougherty - Dark Sunrise - Rocky Ford First United Methodist Church

Rodney Jefferey Griego - American Beauty - Thin Blue Line Creative Design

Dan Griffin - Hareship - Rocky Ford Discount Tire

John Gruenberg - Hair Raiser - Edward Jones

Barbara Hann - Mama's Incognito - Paul Casper Agency / Pioneer Hybrid

Marty Hill Jr. - Ciel Errayt - AVBF - Balloon Meister

Skip Howes - Wildfire - Wayne & Jeanie Johannes and Gary & Jody Peil

Robert Lanza - Royale 'Pane in the Aire - Rocky Ford Economic & Community Development Winterization Program

Graham Luckett - Tally Ho 2 - Gallery 313 (Gordon Schockey) and Peggy Meyer

Royce Miller - Green Hornet - Rocky Ford Police Department

Nolan Schuler - Bella Colorado - Darren, Shannon & Wesley Garcia

Ken Tadolini - Outlaw - Christine's Restaurant & Catering and Otero County Insurance

Cory Tagtow - Corona Borealis - Kryste & Lisa Finch-Karban in memory of Elaine Boling

Dawnna Telles - Hot Flash - Milenski Family

Lu Toxvard - Pepsi Won - Hidden Hive - Cory & Cindy Kreft

Kent Wolcott - Toucan Pilot - Judy and Kevin Campbell in memory of Gary Ratliff

Scott McGrew - Tequila Sunrise - Loaf N Jug

Joe Lillard - (no name) - McLellan's Automotive and Mark & Doreen McCabe

Dave Chelgren - Flicker - Otero County Health Department - Tobacco Program

Gerry Graff - Lofty - Jamie's Crew