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
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
and here plus advance ticket purchase
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?