Tethered balloon rides – up to 80 feet in the air – can be purchased at the balloon festival (weather permitting):
Friday, Nov. 11, from 4-9 pm
Saturday, Nov. 12, from 7-10 am
Saturday, Nov. 12, from 4-9 pm
Prices are $20 per adult and $15 per child, 6-13 years old. Children 5 and under are free, but parents cannot hold them in their arms for safety reasons.
One to two hour-long flights can also be purchased for $300 per person, during the Festival or at another time.
A tethered ride gives riders a taste of ballooning, while anchored to the ground by high-tensile strength ropes, floating up to 80 feet in the air. Passengers climb aboard the aircraft for a short 3-5 minute ride. Tether rides are a great way for everyone to experience a balloon ride – also ideal for people with fears of flying or heights. All passengers must be in good health, if you are pregnant, recently released from the hospital, have current broken bones or casts, you will not be able to qualify to purchase a ride. These balloons are not certified by the FAA to carry wheelchairs. The pilot will determine who can fly.