Old West Balloon 2017 Glow and Festival

By June 27, 2017

Old West Balloon Committee Announces 2017 Glow and Festival Location

Scotts Bluff County, NE – June 26, 2017 The Old West Balloon Fest Board of Directors announced today their partnership with Five Rocks Amphitheater in Gering as the location for the 2017 Old West Balloon Fest Glow and Festival on Sunday, September 3, 2017.

The Old West Balloon Fest Committee sought a permanent venue for the annual balloon glow and glow events.  “Public access, ample parking, infrastructure and land size were the major components of Five Rocks Amphitheater considered as the permanent home for the Glow”, according to Executive Director and Old West Balloon Fest Balloomeister Colleen Johnson.    “Five Rocks is the perfect venue and we are excited to partner with the City of Gering”.

The 2017 Old West Balloon Fest Glow is Sunday, September 3, 2017; events will start in the afternoon and continue thru the evening glow at dusk.  “One of the primary goals for the Balloon Festival is to give our residents and visitors a full weekend of experiences; we want everyone to take advantage of all of the Festival activities throughout Labor Day Weekend:, according to Johnson.  Scheduling the Balloon Glow events on Sunday afternoon-evening at Five Rocks Amphitheater in Gering; complements the two sunrise launches on Saturday and Sunday at the Mitchell Air Field and offers residents and visitors three-days experience of hot air balloon and family events utilizing multiple venues in the area.

The Old West Balloon Fest offers unique entertainment, family activities, and sunrise launches of hot air balloons to people of all ages and brings in visitors to help boost the local economy.  Businesses who want to get actively involved in Old West Balloon Fest are encouraged to contact Colleen Johnson, Executive Director for more information or visit our Facebook page, Old West Balloon Fest.

Old West Balloon Festival
Colleen Johnson, Executive Director – Old West Balloon Fest – 308.225.0128
Hunter Kosman, Chairman, Old West Balloon Fest – 308.633.9526