October 6-8, 2023
Event Schedule
Due to weather, balloons may not take to the air.
October 6th
SUNSET 6:29 pm
4-8 pm Soft Glow at Willow Ridge Winery. Some balloons will inflate and some will do a soft glow if weather permits. Pauly's BBQ food truck and Donut Dollies food truck will be available. Entertainment by the Grand Moff Band.
October 7th
SUNRISE 6:54 am, SUNSET 6:28 pm
TBA Pilot Briefing/Crew Call (Morning Flight)
Sunrise Sunrise Fun Flight. The Pilots will be flying over the Shelby County Airport sponsored by Software Solutioins Inc.
4-8:30 pm Balloon Glow and Cookout at the Shelby County Airport. (Sponsored by J&R Collision Centers) Some balloons will inflate and do a glow if weather permits. Cookout benefits Shelbyville Fire Department, Local food and drink vendors, Music by All Kindz of Soundz, Kids Area sponsored by Family Drug from 4-6:45 pm. Tethered balloon rides to benefit local charities. SummerSkyz Helicopter Rides 2pm-Dusk (max 3 people per ride). Enjoy skydivers from the Mid American Parachute Club out of Taylorville before the glow. Paddi's Air Filled Fun will be twisting balloons.
October 8th
SUNRISE 6:56 am
TBA Pilot Briefing/Crew Call (Morning Flight)
Sunrise Sunrise Flight. The Pilots will be taking off from Dam West Recreation Area. Sponsored by (sponsorship is available, call for details)
Balloon Sponsors
Shelbyville Monical's Pizza, Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, Dr Brown & Dr Rybolt Dentistry, IHI Turbo, Willow Ridge Winery, USACE Water Safety, Villas of Holly Brook, Lithia Resort,
Team Wireless,Verizon Authorized Retailer-Shelbyville, Lake Shelbyville Area CVB/Shelby County Tourism
Key Event Sponsors
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Illinois, Family Drug, Shelby County Airport
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Lake Shelbyville, Prairie Power,
Shelby County Tourism
Balloonfest Partners
Shelby County Airport, Shelby County Tourism/Lake Shelbyville Area CVB, City of Shelbyville, Shelby Electric Cooperative, Shelbyville Fire Department, J & R Collision Centers, Oak Terrace Resort & Campground, Shelby Area Commmunity Foundation
Meal Sponsors-Shelby County State Bank and The Shelby Inn
Fun Task Sponsor-Software Solutions Incorporated and Glenda Sphar EIP Realty
Glow Sponsor-J & R Collision Centers
Kids Area Sponsor-Family Drug
Other Sponsors
Shelby Energy Company
Thank You's
DJ Kerry Campbell,Shelby Electric Lineman & Office Personnel, Roxy Theatre, Shelbyville Monical's Pizza, Shelby County State Bank, Shelbyville/Pana McDonald's, Iced, Simply Yours, Mo Mos Fro Yo, Shelby County Sheriff's Department, Shelby Energy Company, Wilma's Gaming, Cromwell Radio, Miller Media Group, Shelbyville Verizon, First Federal Savings & Loan of Central Illinois,
The Iron Keg, Oliver Coffee Co., United States Civil Air Patrol-Auxiliary Unit Shelbyville,
Shelby Christian Church, Nazarene Church-Shelbyville, The Shelby Inn, Joe's Pizza & Italian Foods, Jackie's Gaming, Lithia Springs Marina, Shelby County EMA, Shelby County Highway Dept, Findlay Marina
Balloons/Pilots Coming
Touchstone Energy-Kevin Heinzman, Honest Abe-Seth Goodman, Knot Again-Al & Evie Reusch, Envy-Pat Brouillet, Double Image-Laurie Acuff, Fire & Ice-Tom Klitz, Dream On, Preston Gebhart,
Memories in Flight-David Boesdorfer, Fiery Gizzard-Jared Miller, Sub Divo-Dan Reusch,
Training Wheels-Chad Kerns
Due to weather, balloons may not take to the air.

*Times and Dates are Subject to Change*
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