September 27, 2013 7:00 am - September 28, 2013 10:00 pm
Red Bud Park
3125 South 32nd St, Abilene, 79605 United States

Additional Information

The 19th Annual Big Country Balloon Fest is set to take flight September 27th and 28th at Redbud Park in Abilene. Robin Hicks event organizer said "this is our biggest year yet, we have twenty balloons that have agreed to participate in our Big Country Balloon Fest." The festival also includes a 1k kid and family 'Fun Run', music, food and games. check out the Balloon Fest schedule.



19th Annual Big Country Balloon Fest

Date and time

September 27th and September 28th. 7am till 10pm


Redbud Park at South 32nd and Ivanhoe in Abilene


  • Free to attend the festival
  • $15 armbands for unlimited bounce house access
  • $15 for tethered balloon rides
  • Prices vary for pony rides, rock wall, mechanical bull, games and activities


  • Balloon flights at 7am and 5pm Friday and Saturday
  • Balloon glow at first dark Friday and Saturday nights
  • Line Kite Team from Austin will perform with lighted kites both nights
  • Transporters music Friday
  • The Screaming Moon Dogs music Friday evening
  • Brenda Kay and Paul music Saturday evening


Optimist Club Unlimited of Abilene at (325)795-0995

More Info.

Festival booths are open 10am - 10pm Friday and Saturday. There will be a 1k Fun Run for Kids and their families Saturday starting at 8:30am. The Balloon Fest 10k run has been canceled for 2013. The Park and Ride shuttle bus from the Mall will run from 4:30pm till 11pm both days. Team Leaders & volunteers are still needed to work Thursday through Sunday. You must be 18 or older to work. Sponsored by the Optimist Club Unlimited of Abilene.