Last Minute - Horseshoe Bay Balloon Festival

Just found out about this yesterday from one of our members, Tim Babiak. I plan to attend the evening session on Saturday. The festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Saturday evening there is a wine tasting, parachute jump, balloon glow and a band. It's 4 - 10 PM. There is a $15 admission fee.

Since I've never been there and don't know how big it is, it may be difficult to find each other like other big festivals we have gone to as a group. Further since I have now idea of the layout I don't know where to tell anyone to meet. However I'll likely be at the wine tasting at 4:30 PM! Let me know if you want my cell number.

Saturday Evening Schedule
Evening Session
4:00 P.M. Gates open at Resort Jet Center
4:30 P.M. Wine Tasting and Vendor Fair
4:30 P.M. Powered Parachutes
5:30 P.M. Live Music
6:30 P.M. Open Ceremonies-Sky Divers
6:45 P.M. Balloon Glow Finale Begins
8:30 P.M. Live Music Concert with Sixpence None the Richer
10:00 P.M. Conclusion

More information here
http://www.hsbresort.com/specialevents/

and here plus advance ticket purchase
http://balloonsoverhsbresort.com/

Direction to Horseshoe Bay Resort

From Austin Airport (approx. 1 hr.)
Take Airport Exit to HWY 71 West. Drive approximately 45 miles to Highway 281 at which point you will cross over the 281 viaduct. Stay on HWY 71 West for approximately 6.8 more miles until you see the sign for FM 2147 and Horseshoe Bay. Turn right onto FM 2147. Drive past the Horseshoe Bay West entrance, approximately 3.9 miles, and take a left onto Horseshoe Bay Boulevard. Follow the circle drive around to the left towards the hotel main entrance. Take your second left into the hotel main entrance.

What is a balloon glow?
http://balloonsoverhsbresort.com/2013/02/21/what-is-a-balloon-glow/

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  • Tricia

    Had a great time, as usual!

    April 21, 2013

  • Joe P.

    Bummer about the winds killing the balloon show, but was a fun event!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Carolina O.

    I had a very good time! Thank you for organizing this meet up.

    April 20, 2013

  • Carolina O.

    Had a very good time! Thank you for organizing this meet up.

    April 20, 2013

  • Jennifer

    To the tram that is

    April 20, 2013

  • Jennifer

    On the shuttle to the team...

    April 20, 2013

  • Allen R.

    At wine tasting area. Blue long sleeve polo shirt and my Sony camera.

    April 20, 2013

  • Allen R.

    On the tram!

    April 20, 2013

  • Dave

    I'm somewhere. Trying to figure it out

    April 20, 2013

  • Allen R.

    At tram stop waiting

    April 20, 2013

  • Allen R.

    Park at resort and take tram to festival. Tram pick up at back entrance of Horseshoe Bay resort.

    April 20, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Will be looking for the updates on where you are... I'm headed that direction in a little while.,.

    April 20, 2013

  • Carolina O.

    Hi Allen, I just decided to go. May I have your phone number to look for you there? Thank you

    April 20, 2013

    • Allen R.

      Hi Carolina, Glad you are joining us. [masked]

      April 20, 2013

    • Carolina O.

      Thank you Allen, see you then!

      April 20, 2013

  • Allen R.

    I'm leaving Austin about 3 PM. Should be around the main gate about 4 PM. I'll be head over to the Wine Tasting and Vendor Fair at 4:30 PM.

    April 20, 2013

  • Tricia

    I'm here for the morning glow and hopefully they will be able to launch. You have to take a shuttle to the balloon site. It was a little confusing this morning, but I was told there will be signs and people giving directions to the shuttles. The area is not roped off...will be able to get close to photograph. See y'all later!

    April 20, 2013

    • Allen R.

      Thanks Tricia, Can you confirm if they are selling tickets at the gate? I haven't bought mine online yet and may not get a chance today. I assume I can get a ticket there but it would be nice to know for sure before I drive all the way out there.

      April 20, 2013

    • Tricia

      Yes, they are selling tickets all day at the gate. Also, fyi, although the bluebonnets are almost spent, they are still pretty and there are some beautiful scenes on vacant lots throughout the Horseshoe Bay subdivision of wildflowers among prickly pears.

      April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can we walk in and around the balloon glow are are we roped off like sheep?

    April 19, 2013

    • Allen R.

      Ha, good one! :)

      April 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Does that mean you don't know? I don't understand your comment.

      April 19, 2013

  • Zabby

    So, this newbie that just moved here from Lubbock wants to know: do we just show up or are we to get tix in advance for this????

    1 · April 19, 2013

    • Zabby

      So Allen, we DO have to have a tix??? And do u have an address I can type n2 my Tom-Tom, & about how long does it take to drive there????

      April 19, 2013

    • Allen R.

      Ticket required. I'm planning on an hour driver.

      April 19, 2013

  • Cheryl M.

    This sounds like so much fun! Allen, would it be possible for you to email me your number? I don't have a smart phone, so could call or text you when I get there to find yall if that okay :)

    April 19, 2013

  • Allen R.

    If you have the meetup app or can access meetup.com on your smart phone I'll be posting updates of where you can find us (or possibly just me if I can't find anyone)! :)

    April 19, 2013

  • Joe P.

    I'll be there. Doing some work for the resort, but surely I'll bump into everyone :)

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • Tricia

    Got my ticket for this last week. So glad you scheduled a Meetup!

    1 · April 19, 2013

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