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18th Annual Hot Air Balloon State Championship

Friday, September 6th Sunrise:  6:46 am        Sunset: 7:28 pm

5:15 PM                       Pilot Briefing - Field Across from the First Baptist Church (old driving range)

6:00 PM                       Hare and Hound Race – Field Across from the 1st Baptist Church

7:30 PM                       Refuel at Harrison Middle School

Saturday, September 7th Sunrise:  6:47 am        Sunset:  7:27 pm

6:15 AM                       Pilot Briefing – Quality Inn

7:00 AM                       Key Grab – Field Across from the First Baptist Church (old driving range)

9:30 AM                       Refuel at Harrison Middle School

10:30 AM                     Breakfast at TBA

6:15 PM                       Pilot Briefing  -- First National Bank Soccer Complex

6:30 PM                       Tethered Rides & Balloon Glow – First National Bank Soccer Complex

9:30 PM                       Pilot Refuel at Harrison Middle School

Sunday, September 8th Sunrise: 6:47 am      Sunset: 7:26 pm

6:15 AM                       Pilot Briefing - Quality Inn

7:00 AM                       Key Grab - Pole Located Across from the First Baptist Church (old driving range)

9:30 AM                       Pilot Refuel at Harrison Middle School

10:30 AM                     Awards Breakfast for Pilots & Crew – Harrison Middle School


Fri. and Sat. (Bill Wood Motor Company) Vettes4Warriors – Sheri Hinrich  870-302-9331

Saturday Only 8 AM-5 PM         Blue Sky Art Festival begins on the Courthouse Square. 870-577-0650

8:00 AM            Helicopter Rides (Tickets On Court House Square during the day; Evening ticket at the soccer field)

5:00 PM            CASA –Kids Fest. Inflatable rides, music, and fun games for all! (ALL FOR FREE!) ssnow@communityfirstbank.com

Kiwanis – Food Vendor.  Joan Bell jbell@ffbh.comb


This unique outdoor event that began in 1995 is held in beautiful downtown Harrison, Arkansas. The Festival will kick off on Friday evening with The Hare and the Hound Balloon Race. The event will continue on Saturday morning with more Balloon Race Competitions.The evening's events will continue with balloons tethered to the ground for the exciting balloon glow. Tethered rides will be offered to the public for $5.00 if weather permits and last as long as the fuel permits. The ballooning events will continue through Sunday with an early morning Balloon Race Competitions for all to enjoy if weather permits. T-Shirt's and information will be available on the south west corner of the Harrison Square at the Regional Chamber of Commerce booth during the day on Saturday. Then Saturday evening t-shirt's and information booth will be at the First Federal Soccer Field. Come experience the "Hot Air Balloon Adventure with us!"

Please contact Tamara Allen at 741-2659 or e-mail the Chamber at: cocinfo@harrison-chamber.com for more information.