Everything you need to know about the Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta

As we get closer and closer to The Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta, we are getting lots of questions related to the weekend.

We’ve tried our best to cover everything here if there is anything else you want to know. Message the Facebook page or email staffordshireballoon@gmail.com

🎈When is the Stafford Balloon Fiesta?
The Balloon Fiesta is Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of September.

🕚 What time does it open?
Saturday 11am-11pm
Sunday 11am-8:00pm.

🎟 Where can I get tickets?
Tickets are available at Skiddle:skiddle.com/e/35840621

Saturday- Big Balloon Fiesta 11:00-23:00
Adult £5 plus booking fee
Children £4 plus booking fee

Sunday- Family Fun Day 11:00- 22:00
Adult £4 plus booking fee
Children £3 plus booking fee

Please note, there will not be any balloons at the event on Sunday. 

Weekend Tickets
Adult £8 plus booking fee
Children £5 plus booking fee

🎟 Can I buy tickets on the day?
Yes, you can buy tickets on the gate, we do recommend purchasing the tickets in advance.

✋Can I leave and come back?
Lots of people have been asking if they can leave and come back later for the balloon glow and fireworks. Yes, you can leave and come back on the day, just make sure you have a stamp or reshow your ticket.

🎈Can I book a balloon flight?
Virgin Balloon Flights will be operating over the weekend. However, they are currently fully booked. 

🐕 Can I bring my dog?
We are a dog-friendly event. Well behaved dogs are welcome, we do ask that you keep them on a lead.

🧺 Can I bring food and drink?
You can bring your own picnic, but strictly NO ALCOHOL or GAZEBOS, bag searches will be in place on the day.

🚕 Is there Parking?

If you’re driving, there is a car park which will be signposted as you approach the event. Disabled parking is available here.

🚌 Public Transport

For more information on getting to the Racecourse, have a look here: https://www.uttoxeter-racecourse.co.uk/raceday-experience/get-here/

⛺️  Is camping available?
There is camping available via the racecourse, you can find all the information you need here: https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/club-sites/england/peak-district/staffordshire/uttoxeter-racecourse-caravan-club-site/

🎈What times do the balloons go up?

The balloons will be taking off between 6:30 and 7:30 am and 6:30 and 7:30 pm both Saturday and Sunday. We cannot confirm the total amount of balloons, unfortunately as it can vary each day depending on the pilots.
All balloon flights are weather dependent, the Facebook page will be updated regularly regarding the weather conditions.

👀Will we be able to watch the balloons?

If you would like to see the Saturday and Sunday early morning balloon flights, it’s free to come and see the wonderful balloons take to the skies.
🎈Gates open from 6am to 8am, but we request that everyone has vacated the grounds by 8am.

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