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We would like to thank you for your interest in the 2013 Poteau Balloon Fest. In February 2011, the Poteau Chamber took over promotion and production of the Annual Balloon Fest. With less than one year to prepare, the Poteau Balloon Fest Council made the decision to change the venue of the event. It was a huge success.
Date, Time & Venue…
The dates for the 2013 Poteau Balloon Fest are October 18th & 19th. Friday, the 18th, the gates will open at 12:00pm to the public and will close at 11:00 pm. Saturday morning, the 19th, they will open at 9:00 am and close at 11:00pm. The 2011 Poteau Balloon Fest will again be held on the LeFlore County Fair Grounds on Highway 271 South.
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Balloon Fest Admission
EVENTS SCHEDULE: Coming SOON!
- Advance Armbands are $3 each
- Advance armbands will be sold until October 18th at 3:00pm. Chamber offices will close at 3:00pm on October 18th.
- Advance armbands will be available for purchase at the Poteau Chamber of Commerce in person or by calling 918-647-9178.
- At the gates, armband admission prices will be $5 per person (4 and under free.)
- Children 4 and under are free.
Bikes, Balloons & BBQ
More Details Coming at a later date.... Please check back!
2nd Annual Poker Run:
Please check back at a later date for details on the poker run.
Please note that the Carnival and other ride attractions may charge additional fees. The Poteau Balloon Fest Council does not set these fees.
All events are weather permitting and non-refundable.
Thank you for your interest in the 2013 Poteau Balloon Fest as a vendor. The 2013 Vendor forms are ready! To download the vendor forms please click here. Please make sure to complete the application in its entirety before sending it in.
The 5K Walk/Run at the Poteau Balloon Fest will return in 2013. Registration is $20 BEFORE October 5th and $25.00 AFTER October 5th. YOU MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED TO BE GUARANTEED A SHIRT. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!!! Registration fee includes (1) Balloon Fest Armband, (1) Bikes, Balloons & BBQ Armband & (1) 5K T-Shirt. For additional information and registration form click here.
Rides, Attractions & Musicians
If you provide entertainment for festivals and would like to apply for providing entertainment for the 2013 Balloon Fest please contact Shannon at 918-647-9178 or email@example.com with a description of the entertainment provided, website links, pictures, requirements, fees & costs.
As with any large event, it takes a number of people to help make it successful. If you are interested in volunteering at the 2013 Poteau Balloon Fest, please contact the Chamber at 918-647-9178.
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Sponsor Information:To hold such a large event successfully, takes the work and involvement of many within our community. We would like to thank our many sponsors for their support and sponsorship.
There are many different levels of sponsorships available for 2012. For more information on how you can become a sponsor, please contact Shannon at 918-647-9178.
Click on the following links to view sponsor opportunities: Balloon Glow & Balloon Sponsor Form, Bikes, Balloons & BBQ Sponsor Form, BMX Freestyle Team Sponsor Form, Dog Show Sponsor Form, FMX Freestyle Show Sponsor Form, Presenting & Event Sponsor Form, Rumble on the River Sponsor Form.
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BMX Freestyle Team Sponsors:
If you or your business are interested in sponsoring one of the many events at the 2013 Poteau Balloon Fest, please call us at 918-647-9178. There are many sponsor opportunities available.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 918.647.9178.
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