FAQ’s The Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta 2022

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 Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta?
The Balloon Fiesta is the Friday, Balloon, Tunes and Fireworks on the 15th of July and Saturday the 16th of July: Balloon Fiesta Day.

What time does it open?
Friday 4 pm-10:45pm
Saturday 12pm-10:45pm

Where can I get tickets?
Tickets are available at Skiddle:skiddle.com/e/35947014
Tickets available on the gate

Friday – Balloon & Fireworks 16:00-22:45
Adult £6 plus booking fee
Children £4 plus booking fee

Please be aware there is no live arena entertainment on Friday.

Saturday- Big Balloon Fiesta Day 11:45-22:45
Adult £6 plus booking fee
Children £4 plus booking fee

Can I buy tickets on the day?
Yes, you can, tickets are £8 adults and £6 children on the day.

Can I leave and come back?
Yes, you can leave and come back on the day, just make sure you have a hand stamp.

Can I book a balloon flight?
Virgin Balloon Flights will be operating over the weekend. If you want to book a balloon flight, you can find out more information here: https://www.virginballoonflights.co.uk/blog/balloon-flights-from-uttoxeter-racecourse

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. Water will be around for the dogs.

Can I bring food and drink?
You can bring your own picnic, but strictly NO ALCOHOL or GLASS, bag searches will be in place on the day. There will be water taps where you can refill water bottles.

Can I bring a Gazebo?

No, we don’t allow gazebos or parasols, there will be some shaded areas around the racecourse. We do permit small half tents for children.

Is there Parking?

If you’re driving, there is a car park located across from the event. Disabled parking is available, please inform the stewards when you arrive. The car park will be signposted as you approach Uttoxeter Racecourse.

The car park will be open an hour before the event, 3pm on Friday and 11am Saturday.

Cars cannot be left without consent overnight.

Is camping available?
There is a Motorhome and Caravan park 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-club-campsite/?&bidkw=defaultkeyword&dvc=c&h=https://clickserve.dartsearch.net/link/click?lid=39700059241587653&ds_s_kwgid=58700006548319804&gclid=Cj0KCQjwlK-WBhDjARIsAO2sErRo95pF3jB3ShzRPcR25E1g4D1g3ITyb_VvdtKhA2trdekLiUrv4XgaAk4xEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Local campsites can be found here: https://www.campsites.co.uk/search/campsites-near-uttoxeter-racecoursePlease contact them directly for booking.

Are there toilets?

Yes there are plenty of facilities available including disabled toilets.

What times do the balloons go up?

The balloon flights are scheduled for Friday evening: 18:00-19:00

Saturday morning: 6:00-7:00

Saturday evening: 18:00-19:00

All balloon flights are weather dependent and subject to change, the Facebook page will be updated regularly regarding the weather conditions.

Will we be able to watch the balloons in the morning?

If you would like to see the Saturday early morning balloon flights, it’s free to come and see the wonderful balloons take to the skies.

Gates open from 6am to 8:30am, but we request that everyone has vacated the grounds by 8:30am.




Friday: Balloons, Tunes and Fireworks (please be aware there will be no arena entertainment)

Gates open at 16:00 close at 22:45

🎶 18:00 – 19:00 – Buster the Ultimate ska and Tribute Act

🎶 19:00 – 19:30 – DJ Set with DJ Lynton

🎶 19:30-20:30- Owen James as Sting

🎶 20:30-21:00 DJ Set with DJ Lynton

🎶 21:00 22:00 – Totally Blondie


🎈18:00 -19:00 Hot Air Balloon Launches (Weather permitting)

🔥22:00 – 22:30 Balloon Night Glow (Weather permitting)

🎆22:30 Firework Display


Saturday: Big Balloon Fiesta Day

Gates open 11:45-22:45

🏍12:00 Squibb freestyle,

🤡 13:00 Clown Bluey’s Crazy Fire Engine

🔥14:00 Stannage international Stunts

😈15:00 Slingshot Monster Truck

🏍16:00 Squibb freestyle,

🤡17:00 Clown Bluey’s Crazy Fire Engine

🔥18:00 Stannage international Stunts

😈19:00 Slingshot Monster Truck

🎈18:00 – 19:00 Hot Air Balloon Launches (Weather permitting)

🔥22:00 – 22:30 Balloon Night Glow (Weather permitting)

🎆 Firework Display 22:30 Music Stage

🎶19:30 – 20:30 Go Span Duran -Tribute Go West, Spandau Ballet Duran Duran

🎶20:30-21:00 – DJ Set with DJ Lynton

🎶21:00 – 22:00 Platinum Queen – Queen Tribute



🍔Festival Food


⛺️Trade Stalls

🦉Birds Of prey

🚛Big Truck Display

🚗 JM-Racing

⚔️ American Civil War Society



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