2018 Schedule of Events

Event Information

Admission to this event is free once you are inside the Elephant Butte State Park. You will be charged by the Elephant Butte State Park to enter the park. Day use is $5.00 per vehicle. We do take off on a very sandy beach, 4x4 vehicles are recommended or stay on hard pavement to avoid getting stuck. 


***If you purchase a balloon ride or tether ride we do NOT include the park entrance fee in your charge. ***

Saturday August 25th

- Between 7 & 7:30 am Balloons begin inflating on Lions Beach

- 7:30 am Balloons compete on target throws and baton hand off with boats

- 7:30 am - Tethered Rides available for $20 adult $15 Kids under 12 years old. Line opens up at 6:55 am *CASH ONLY*

- 8:30 am Flying event is over for Saturday



**ALL EVENTS ARE WEATHER PREMITTING***


*** You can book your tether rides through our website in the shop section. At the event we will ONLY ACCEPT CASH***

Sunday August 26th

- Between 7 & 7:30 am Balloons begin inflating on Lions Beach

- 7:30 am Balloons offer tethered rides - $20 adult and $15 Kids under 12 years old.

- 8:30 am - This Concludes our 2018 event 


***ALL EVENTS ARE WEATHER PREMITTING***


*** You can book your tether rides through our website in the shop section. At the event we will ONLY ACCEPT CASH***

Event Details

Our sport is wind driven. If the winds are not favorable at 6:30 am when the pilots meet to discus the days event then we will go on a 30 minute weather hold. If the weather has not changed by 7 am we might stick to a ground display only and no flying will happen. We will do our best to update social media as the weather changes but cannot always give you enough warning.