A deposit of $50 per person is requires to secure a reservation. Please review the information below regarding refunds and cancelations
OK, YOU WANT TO RIDE…
Balloon rides originate at the Fairgrounds at Grimes Field in Hillsborough. Balloons go up on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (weather permitting). Flights take off as close to 6 o’clock, AM and PM, as possible and last anywhere from 20 minutes to over an hour.
Of course, the length of the flight is heavily dependent upon the winds and weather conditions of the day and our pilots will have the final say on whether they feel it is safe to fly or not.
The cost per ride per passenger is $200. Most balloons can carry 3-5 passengers as well as the pilot. Cash, checks and all major credit cards are accepted. To register, a deposit of $50 is required for each balloon ride participant. The deposit is refundable if you provide 48 hours notice that you will not be able to ride.
NOT SURE A FULL LENGTH RIDE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Try a “tethered” ride:
At various times, balloonists will be tethering. When a balloon tethers, it is secured to the ground so it will return to the spot from which it took off. The pilot controls the balloon tether with you in the basket. You will go up about 50 feet and then come back to the ground. Tethering is great for people who are young, uncertain about flying, or fragile. The cost is nominal, $15 per person to go up for approximately 5 minutes. You do not need to register to go on a tethered ride. First come, first served.