NSB Balloon & Sky Fest News

Very Special Balloons Coming to New Smyrna Beach

Balloon & Sky Fest announced this week that a tremendous variety of hot-air balloons will attend this year's event, set for April 17-19 at the New Smyrna Beach airport. Dozens of huge, color-filled envelopes will decorate the skies...

All hot-air balloons are magnificent and colorful, but this year there will be several very unusual shapes and sizes.

"Ham-Let," the world's only Flying Pig, will grace the skies of Volusia County. In addition, "Tweedie and Puddy Cat" make their first Florida appearance as a spectacular floating pair.

And, for the first time at Balloon & Sky Fest, several balloons authorized under Experimental certificates will also be in attendance; with these, their shapes and colors and ingenuity are unlimited!

Don't miss the flights at sunrise and the Balloon Glows at dusk: see the Balloons page of the official event web site for all of the details. Don't forget to check out the amazing Photo Gallery.

And, it's time to buy those coveted VIP Passes: be at the center of all the action all weekend!

See you there!

Vendor Spaces Available

Spaces for food, arts & crafts, business, and other vendors are available as of Wednesday, January 15.

"The varied and numerous vendors are an important part of this event, part of our 'something for everyone' focus," said David Burt, Vice Chairman of the Fest Organizing Committee. "Our vendors add a unique feel and flavor to the whole experience."

Vendor applications are available on the Balloon & Sky Fest WEB SITE on Wednesday morning. All of the specifics about being a Balloon & Sky Fest vendor are noted on that page; the number of vendors will be limited to ensure variety without excessive duplication.

The 7th annual New Smyrna Beach Balloon & Sky Fest is set for April 17-19 at the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport. See www.BalloonandSkyFest.com for all the details.