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Ticket sales for this event ended Sun, Dec 20, 2015

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Dates:                               Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 18th, 19th and 20th, 2015


Gates Open & Close: Friday 4:00PM – 8PM; Saturday 7:00AM – 8PM; Sunday 7:00AM – 10AM (subject to change)


                                            Balloon Event Times: Morning Dunkin Donuts “Hare & Hound” competition (Saturday and Sunday): 7:45AM – 8:45AM; Evening Glows (Friday & Saturday): 6:00PM – 7:00PM; Fireworks (Saturday ONLY): 7:30PM

 (times subject to change)


*PLEASE NOTE: Balloon Liftoffs & Glows times are always dependent upon weather conditions.


Location:                    Fear Farm Sports & Entertainment Complex – 2209 N. 99th Ave. (I-10 West & Loop 101), Phoenix, Arizona


Attendance:               Up to 25,000 spectators are expected to enjoy this signature event.


Balloons:                    Up to 25 hot-air balloons, including special shapes, will participate.


Beneficiary:                St. Vincent de Paul – We are having a Peanut Butter & Shoe Drive for the homeless. Bring a jar of plain peanut butter or a pair of men’s or women’s shoes to the Arizona Balloon Classic and be entered to win a “Raffle” Prize. The challenge is to fill a 48’ tractor trailer during the Arizona Balloon Classic to be deliver full back to St. Vincent de Paul.


Events:                       The Arizona Balloon Classic – On Saturday and Sunday mornings, December 19th and 20th, the sky will be filled with colorful hot-air balloons participate in thrilling Dunkin Donuts “Hare & Hound” races from the grassy fields of the West Valley’s Fear Farm Sports & Entertainment Complex for a spectacular sight of mass and color.  Spectators are allowed to walk on the field and experience the balloons inflation and lift off.  Photo taking is invited.


DESERT GLOWS on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 18th and 19th are our most popular attended events.  A field full of illuminated, tethered, hot air balloons will glow in time to music. Fireworks Spectacular to follow on Saturday ONLY – December 19th.


Other Events:             Hot Air Balloon rides, Fireworks, Family Fun Zone, Santa visit, Knockerball Tournament (a form of extreme soccer), Hot Air Balloon Tether rides, 300’ “Fly-Wire Zip line”, sampling, and many other exciting events.  Retail shopping, as well as a variety of “Marketplace” vendors and commercial exhibits for purchases or browsing.  Bring your appetite, as there will be a variety of foods available to purchase with a custom catered Food Court this year!!! (events subject to change)


Admission:                 For any one day - $15 at the gate. Active Military and Children 12 & under are always FREE.  Group ticket packages available. General parking $5. PLEASE NOTE, NO PETS ALLOWED. ALL BALLOONING EVENTS ARE DEPENDENT UPON WEATHER CONDITIONS. NO REFUNDS. RAIN CHECKS OFFERED TO OTHER BALLOON EVENTS DUE TO CANCELLATION.

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Fear Farm Sports & Entertainment Complex
2209 N. 99th Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85037