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August 15, 16, 17, 2014
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Balloon Fest

Presented by the
Greater Centralia Chamber of Commerce
and Tourism Office

Lighthouse balloon att Centralia Balloon Fest

August 15, 16, 17, 2014







Balloon Fest

Friday, August 16 , 2013
3:00 pm     Gates Open
    Craft Fair & Food Concessions Open
3:30 pm   Opening Ceremony:
          Centralia High School Marching Showcase
4:30-7:00 pm   "Fat Wallet" (Under Picnic Tent)
5:00 pm approx.   Balloonist Enter Park
6:00 pm   BALLOON RACE
6:00 - 9:00 pm   Tethered Balloon rides (Tentative)
7:30 pm   BALLOON GLOW *
8:15-8:30   Jamie Nattier (Main Stage)
8:40-10:00 pm   "Walkin' With Cash" (Johnny Cash Tribute on Main Stage)
10:00 pm   FIREWORKS
Saturday, August 17, 2013
6:00 am   Gates & Some Concessions Open
6:30 am   BALLOON RACE
9:00 am   Craft Fair & All Concessions Open
10:00 am-4:00 pm   Children’s Activity Area Opens (Free w/ paid admission)
       Inflatable activities from noon to 4:00 pm
10:00 am-7:00 pm   Entertainment Under the Picnic Tent
  10:00 am - 2:30 pm   Balloon Fest Idol
  2:30 pm - 4:30 pm   Jamie Nattier
  4:30 pm - 7:00 pm   Fertile Soil
12:30-4:00 pm   Car Show / Display
1:00 pm   Centralia Martial Arts Academy Demonstration( So. of pond)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm   Tethred Balloon Rides (Tentative)
7:30 pm   BALLOON GLOW *
8:15-8:30 pm   "The Presswoods" (Ian & Alan on Main Stage)
8:40-10:00 pm   “Supe” Granda (Ozark Mountain Daredevils) with Larry Boyd
    (Head East) and His Backline Stars (Main Stage)
Sunday, August 18, 2013
6:00 am   Gates Open & Some Concessions Open
6:30 am   BALLOON RACE
8:00 am - 9:00 am   Church Service (Under Picnic Tent)
9:00 am   Craft Fair & All Concessions Open
9:30-10:30 am   The Haneys - Gospel Music (Under Picnic Tent)
10:00 am - 2:00 pm   Public Cardboard Boat Building (Catfish Pond)
11:30 am - 5:00 pm   Entertainment Under the Picnic Tent
  11:30 am - 2:00 pm   "Blackline Epiphony"
  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm   Past Balloon Fest Idol winners perform
  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   "Elvis Tribute" Leonard Pennypacker
Noon-4:00 pm   Children’s Activity Area Open (Free w/ paid admission )
       Inflatable activities from noon to 4:00 pm
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm   Corvette Club Car Display
2:30-3:15 pm   Public Cardboard Boat Races (Catfish Pond)
6:00 pm   Final BALLOON RACE
* Balloon Glow is a registered trademark of the Albuquerque Balloon Festival
Note: All balloon times are approximate and subject to change depending on weather conditions

Tethered Balloon Rides

Available, weather permitting      Tickets: $10 for Adult, $5 for Children

(All riders must sign release, under 18 signiture of parent)

- Charter/Bus Parking Available. Call 1-888-533-2600 to Reserve a Space. -


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The Centralia Balloon Fest is in Centralia, Illinois held on Friday, Saturday, Sunday in August. Don't miss the excitement: Hot Air Balloon Races, Balloon Glow, entertainment, fireworks, craft fair, car show, cardboard boat races, children's activities, concessions, and more family fun for all. Centralia Balloon Fest Schedule of Events