The Victory Cup is widely known as America's Polo Match with the events throughout the US. Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival & Polo Match is one of the milestones in the series of the national polo tournament. However, neither polo, nor even ballooning, but rather networking is of top priority. Apart from horses and balloons, the program offers helicopter rides, vendors, seafood tents, fashion, live music, kid’s areas, and other entertainment.
Ticket prices range from $5 to $1,450, depending on the services included. Friday night pass (a limited number) is $5, general admission—$10 (tethered balloon rides not included). Paid parking costs $15. Note that prices gradually increase closer to the day of the event. Top attractions including balloon rides, horses, and helicopters should be purchased in advance. Take into account a no refund policy.
The festival hours are Friday 4 pm through Saturday 8 pm.