The Annual Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship takes place at the Boone County Regional Airport in Harrison, Arkansas, on the weekend following the Labour Day. Witness over 20 hot air balloons rising and flying over the Ozarks. Enjoy a free concert, wine, and beer gardens as well as food and crafts vendors. Kids Corner offers inflatables, face painting, pony rides, and fun activities.
Among the highlights of the three-day Arkansas Balloon Festival are tethered rides, the exciting Balloon Glow, and the Balloon Race Competitions. The races are scheduled for Saturday morning and will continue on Sunday morning. The festival has been the favorite ballooning adventure for Arkansas families since 1995.