Hot Air Balloon Festival

From Doug French:

Ditmars Orchard in Council Bluffs has an annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. I have gone the last couple of years and it is always very colorful and beautiful. They do a night glow where the balloons stay tethered to the ground but they light the balloons up like light bulbs. Great time to get up close and get some great hot air balloon photos. This years show is the weekend of September 13-15, 2013.

From last year:


2 thoughts on “Hot Air Balloon Festival

  1. I was there last year. I didn’t have many expectations going in, and didn’t know what I was going to experience, but it was a very cool, very memorable experience. I would recommend it to anyone that attending this at least once would be worth it.

  2. I cannot remember what it cost to get in and park, but it was reasonable. The two years I have gone, they have had pretty much the same ballons each year. After the glow they invite everyone out to see the ballons. You can get right up to the baskets, very interesting hobby they have. Plus I always pick up some home made jam in the store there – yum yum!

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