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Kalamazoo Balloon Fest

We are excited to announce that the Kalamazoo Balloon Fest will be back at the farm this summer. Balloons will be flying over Richland Friday through Sunday, August 27th-29th. Stay up to date on everything related to the Balloon Fest by following the Kalamazoo Balloon Fest Facebook page

*The farm is requesting a $5 parking donation. The balloon festival is free. If you want to participate in activities at the farm, we are offering a discounted admission of $9/person. Children under 36”‘are free. Admission can be purchased at the farm.

Friday, August 27:

  • 6:00 AM: Friday Morning Media Flight, Select Pilots, Gull Meadow Farms
  • 7:02 AM: Select Hot-Air Balloons will take off from Gull Meadow Farms (Sunrise & Media Flight)
  • 4:00 - 9:00 PM: Entertainment, Food & Craft Vendors at Gull Meadow Farms (bring your chairs, blankets, family & friends and enjoy an evening of family fun with MC Mr. Jim Engel)
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Mass Balloon Flight #1 at the Gull Meadow Farms Balloon Field
  • 8:24 PM: Sunset
  • 8:30 - 9:00 PM: Balloon Glow #1 at Gull Meadow Farms

*Take a lot of pictures and post your favorite on our Facebook Page "Kalamazoo Balloon Fest" #kalamazooballoonfest

Saturday, August 28:

  • 7:03 AM: Sunrise
  • 7:03 - 9:00 AM: Flight 2 "Fly-In". Balloons will fly into the Farm
  • 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM: Entertainment & Vendors at Gull Meadow Farms
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: CAR SHOW, ALL are welcome (Car Show will take place on the Balloon Field at Gull Meadow Farms)
  • 4:30 - 5:30 PM: Pilot & Crew "Meet & Greet" on the Balloon Field at Gull Meadow Farms. Come & meet the Pilots & Crews and collect the Balloon Pilot Trading Cards and pilot signatures
  • 6:30 PM - 8:22 PM: Mass Flight #3 - Launch from Gull Meadows. (bring your chairs, blankets, family & friends and enjoy an evening of family fun with MC Mr. Jim Engel)
  • 8:22 PM: Sunset
  • 8:30 - 9:00 PM: Balloon Glow #2 at Balloon Field at Gull Meadow Farms

*Take a lot of pictures and post your favorite on our Facebook Page "Kalamazoo Balloon Fest" #kalamazooballoonfest

Sunday, August 29:

  • 7:04 AM: Sunrise
  • 7:04 -9:00 AM: Mass Flight #4. Balloons will fly in to Gull Meadow Farms.
  • Parking will be a $5.00 donation. Admission is FREE. Gull Meadow Farms will have their activities for guests to enjoy for $9 per person (children 36 inches and under are FREE). Activities are for both adults and children, so be sure to enjoy them while you attend the event.

Activity Hours at the Farm:

  • Friday: 4 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Sunday: TBD

Market Hours at the Farm:

  • Friday: 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Sunday: 10 AM - 3 PM