The Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 18th Annual Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship on September 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2013 in the magnificent Ozark Mountains.
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 2nd Annual Blue Sky Art Festival presented by The Harrison Art League will be ongoing from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on the Court House Square with over 30 Artist Booths, food vendors and live entertainment. For more information call 870-743-4148 or visit the website at www.harrisonartleague.org. The 3rd Annual Charity Corvette Rally is September 6th and the 7th. For more information call 417-350-4380 or register online at www.vettes4warriors.com. The evenings 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. In conjunction with the tethered rides, there will be a CASA Kids Fest, with inflatables, pony rides, music, face painting, food and fun for the family. The event will continue through Sunday with several Balloon Race Competitions for all to enjoy. Come experience the "Hot Air Balloon Adventure" with us!
Bring your kids, your cameras, and your lawnchairs for some great family fun!
All Balloon Events are subject to weather conditions. Please CLICK HERE for the latest weather update.
We will have to cancel these events if there are high wind gusts or rain due to safety precautions. These decisions are made within 15 to 20 minutes prior to the event.
Congrats to our 2013 Winners!
1st Place - Joel Sturdevat
2nd Place - Rick Davidson
3rd Place - Alan Lawson and Hare and Hound Race
4th Place - Jim Bolte
5th Place and Hare in Friday Night Race - Austin Albers
6th Place - Rodney Williams