Fields of Flight - Friday
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us for this Amazing Sight as Hot Air Balloons take to the sky at the scenic Apple Orchard in Council Bluffs- Will have Live Bands!
Friday, September 10 • 6:00pm Flight • 5:30-9:30pm Band: OMB • Glow at Dusk- Approx 7:40
Saturday, September 11 • 7:00am Flight • 5:30pm Flight • 5:30-9:30pm Band: Mac Daddy and the Flack •Glow at Dusk- Approx 7:40
Sunday, September 12-- Free Parking! • Dawn Flight • 11:00am-1pm Live Music: TBD • Get up close to the Ditmars Hot Air Balloon
**Balloons are done after this flight at dawn
FAQ's FOR FIELDS OF FLIGHT EVENT
$$ per car for Parking – INCLUDES Admission -
Payment Options for parking:
Prepaid parking ticket from Eventbrite - limited amounts are available- all walk-ins will be turned away. Carpooling is suggested and arrive early!
We do have a shuttle/tram rides to and from parking areas.
NON-REFUNDABLE if event is cancelled due to weather. - This is a benefit for the American Cancer Society- Relay for Life PAYMENTS ACCEPTED:
The orchard accepts Visa/Master Card for purchases over $5.00.
No ATMS are available
Acceptable forms of payments at private vendor booths may vary.
There will NOT be private rides available during this event.
We will NOT have Tethered rides this year.
This is a weather-related event and weather permitting the balloons will fly. The decision is up to each pilot. We will not know until about an HOUR before launch time. Balloons will only fly if conditions are favorable.
WHAT IS A BALLOON GLOW?:
Weather permitting, at dusk and while the balloons are on the ground the pilot(s) will ignite the propane burners periodically to light up the balloon. It’s breathtaking to see! You'll want your camera out!
FOOD & DRINKS:
No outside Food or Drinks/Coolers permitted.
Food from our Orchard Cafe/ Pulled Pork/Turkey Legs and many other food options are available from vendors that are onsite to serve you. Don’t forget about those APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUTS!
We will have Wine/Beer/Hard Cider/Water/Pop and Apple Cider available for purchase.
We love pets but cannot have them at the orchard.
Due to the large number in attendance there will be porta potties available. Inside restrooms will be closed.
MAY WE BRING OUR OWN CHAIRS/BLANKET:
Yes, it is highly recommended that you bring a chair/blanket – oh and some bug spray might be good too!
All regular orchard activities will stop at 3:00 pm to insure we have the tractors available for tram rides to and from the orchard for parking. This includes U-Pick apple picking. We will have apples available for purchase inside.
The playground will be available for kids to play on during the event.
Please don't visit if your are sick. In the interest of your safety and others, please stay home if you have any symptoms, that include fever, cough or shortness of breath. Quarantine for 14 days until symptoms are gone. Please practice social distancing when possible, stay at least 6 feet apart. If you have any additional questions, please call the orchard at (712)256-7053.