Great American Balloon Race

     Great American Balloon Race

The Next Race Date Is
Friday, June 6, 2014
(Rain/Wind Date: June 8,2014
)

       COUNTDOWN TO LIFTOFF

 

For one evening in June, the skies above Central Kentucky are transformed to a colorful canvas, as hot air balloons lift off from the Junction City Airport. Nothing rivals the majestic beauty as these graceful giants leave the ground to take their place in the sky.

balloon photo

The Great American Balloon Race has become a family event, one that parents and children look forward to each year! There's something for everyone to enjoy...brightly colored balloons filled with equal parts of hot air and wonder, lively music, airplane rides and much more!

live coverage

Listen to Race Coverage Live on Z-105 WRNZ 105.1 FM or listen live on the internet at www.hometownlive.net 

Starting at 6:00 pm, tune-in for complete coverage of the race from the ground, from several balloons and Charlie Perry broadcasting live in an airplane. Find out where the balloons will land.

current weather conditions

Click on this box for current weather conditions, including wind speeds!

Free Weather Reports
 

Concessions

Local civic and school groups participate in the Great American Balloon Race by selling food, drinks and much more! Be sure to stop by these local vendors.

 

HURST NEarly sets record to win 2013 race!

Charlie Hurst wins the race after hitting the center of the target and his bag of grass seed bounces to a distance of 1 foot 2 inches.  The all-time record is 1 foot 1 inch.

Balloon Race Coordinator

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Rick Schoebel

Location

The Great American Balloon Race is held at Stuart Powell Field in Junction City, Kentucky.

Map to the Balloon Race

Address:

420 AIRPORT RD
DANVILLE, KY 40422-9424
Phone 859-854-5994

admission

Admission to the Great American Balloon Race is FREE thanks to our generous sponsors. Gates open at 5:00.
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EVENT SPONSORS

WRNZ 105.1

WHIR AM 1230

WHBN AM 1420

 

 

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