Winnemucca Balloon Festival
Great event, in the wide open spaces of Northern Nevada, 12 balloons, flying every morning, and school presentations and a Friday evening 'glow' show, with the largest gathering of locals attending.
If you have driven across Northern Nevada and stopped in Winnemucca for gas or food and thought WOW, this would be a great place to fly, here is your chance.
Invitations go out to last years pilots first in mid January then it opens to others to apply to attend.
Have had pilots from all over the west attend and most come back year after year for the fun and easy going attitude of the event and local area.
Lots of things to explore in the area when your not flying, or enjoying the activities of the event.
Traditional Invitational/Open Bowling Tournament is the highlight of the weekend, as is the committee hosted BB-Q on Saturday.
- Winnemucca Sports Complex
- 1600 Baker St.
Local sport complex, consists of 4 ball diamonds and the grass is perfect for launching the balloons from, launch site is open to the public and the public is invited to mingle and see the balloons. Makes it nice to recruit crew too.