Poteau Balloon Fest

October is a great time to visit the area for some beautiful fall foliage and the Poteau Balloon Fest!  During the Balloon Fest, hot air balloon fill the skies using the mountains and surrounding terrain of fall colors as a backdrop for a picture perfect family fun vacation.  With thrilling entertainment and carnival rides, there’s always something for everyone to do and see at the Poteau Balloon Festival!


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October 18-19, 2024



We would like to thank you for your interest in the 2024 Poteau Balloon Fest!

Named #3 in the Top 40 Things to do in Oklahoma in 2014 by OKIESCENTRIC magazine.

Please note that all balloon events are wind and weather permitting!  Any and all balloon flights are most likely to occur between the hours of 7am to 9am and 7pm to 9pm.  However, they are not guaranteed during these times.  The atmospheric pressure and wind speed plays a huge factor in balloon activities.  WE CANNOT GUARANTEE BALLOON ACTIVITIES and we CANNOT give specific times for balloon activities. This event is non-refundable.


The dates for the 2024 Poteau Balloon Fest are Friday, October 18, 2024 and Saturday, October 19, 2024.  Friday, October 18, 2024 the gates will open at 12:00 pm to the public and will close at 11:00 pm. Saturday, October 19, 2024 the gates will open at 10:00 am and close at 11:00 pm.

The Poteau Balloon Fest will again be held at the LeFlore County Fair Grounds, 5015 S. Broadway, Poteau, Oklahoma 74953 (See map below.)

Vendor space at our fall festival is limited!  All vendors are accepted on a first paid basis.  You must send in full payment and deposits with your completed application.  No special treatment is given to any vendor, local or non-local, first time or returning.  All payments must be made payable to Poteau Chamber.

Food/Drink Vendor Application

Non-Food/Drink Vendor Application