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Old West Balloon Fest to feature new event in 2023

The Old West Balloon Fest in Scottsbluff and Gering announced Monday a new event will begin the annual festival Aug. 7-12. 
Tuesday, January 24th 2023, 3:27 AM MST
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2023 Old West Balloon Fest is scheduled from August 7th-12th.
2023 Old West Balloon Fest is scheduled from August 7th-12th.
Hawk Buckman | WyoBraska Magazine

SCOTTSBLUFF, - The Old West Balloon Fest in Scottsbluff and Gering announced Monday a new event will begin the annual festival Aug. 7-12. 

A "Kids Balloon Camp" will teach children, ages 5-13 years-old about the aspects of hot air ballooning. The camp will be held from 9-11 a.m. each day on Aug. 7-9

More details will be released about the location in April. 

August 9th: Features the opening night of “Night Glow” located at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

August 10th: is “Media Flight” location/time to be announced.

August 11th: Old West Balloon Fest “sunrise launch” begins at 6:15am, gates are set to open at 5:30am. This will be located at the Mitchell Airfield, on South Mitchell Road, Mitchell NE.

August 12th: Old West Balloon Fest “sunrise launch” begins at 6:15am, gates are set to open at 5:30am. This will be located at the Mitchell Airfield, on South Mitchell Road, Mitchell NE.

August 12th: “Craft Fair, Weiner dog races, and Corn Hole Tournament from 7:30am-3:00pm located at Center Avenue Mitchell, NE.

August 12th: “Night Glow” begins at 5:00pm at Five Rocks Amphitheater.

For more information contact Colleen Johnson at: (308) 225-0128.