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Fri, Sep 08


Council Bluffs

Fields of Flight - Friday EVENING ONLY

*** THIS TICKET IS FOR FRIDAY EVENING ONLY*** 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!

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Fields of Flight - Friday EVENING ONLY
Fields of Flight - Friday EVENING ONLY

Time & Location

Sep 08, 2023, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Council Bluffs, 19475 225th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503, USA

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 9 

• 6:00pm Flight 

• 5:30-9:30pm Band: Fender Bender

• Glow at Dusk- Approx 7:40



$30 per car for Parking – INCLUDES Admission -only ONE ticket needed per VEHICLE!!

Payment Options for parking:

Prepaid parking ticket from our website - 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- CASH IS RECOMMENDED and electronic payments maybe spotty. 

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.


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!


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.


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.


  • General

    Ticket is good for parking of ONE car- this includes admission.

    Tax: +$2.10 IA STATE+$0.80 service fee
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