NSB Balloon and Sky Fest
Gates Open. No coolers please. BRING YOUR CAMERA!
ALL DAY and EVENING: All 100+ vendors open, 4-H Animal Encounter, the Inspiration Village, live entertainment on the 80,000-watt Fest Stage, and the Carnival Rides open (until 10:00 PM). Static display aircraft, including a B-25 bomber, a classic DC-3, a Corsair, T-6′s, P-51 Mustangs, helicopters, and fighters, can be enjoyed all afternoon and evening!
RIDES (all day, until dark…. Huey and Enstrom helicopters, airplanes, B-25 bomber).
Lots of FOOD all day.
BEER 10 AM -9 PM.
SUNRISE (Approx 7:00 AM):
Hot-air balloon passenger flights (last approx 1 hour)*.
Classical music as the sun rises over Balloon & Sky Fest
Dance Factory on stage
Stirrup Some Dust precision horse demonstration team
Rolling Thunder Missing Man Presentation
Quad-Line Stunt Kite, Colleen Baker
Nick Comis, Illusionist
Pre-Air-Show Demonstrations begin (helicopters, Coast Guard demonstration, overhead formation flying, etc.)
AIR SHOW Acts scheduled to appear at this time include Patty Wagstaff, AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Matt Younkin, the 300 MPH Jet School Bus, Skybolts parachute team, military fighter jet and bomber demonstrations, A-4 Skyhawk jet, Manfred Radius, P-51 Mustang demo, Jason Newburg, the WORLD PREMIERE of Kyle Franklin’s Demon-1 Biplane “Dracula” show, and much more…
Veterans Honor Ceremony, sponsored by Halifax Health – Hospice, with The Vietnam Veterans Honor Guard, at approximately 1:15 PM, followed by fly-bys of numerous warbirds representing the several wars of the past Century
NOTE: The show has been approved by all branches of the military for participation by their aircraft, but the level of participation will depend on world events and training requirements.
Combined group precision horse demonstration
Just Twistin’ Hay on the Sky Fest Stage
Patrick Gibson on the Sky Fest Stage
7:30 PM (Approx.)
BALLOON GLOW* (balloons are very wind sensitive, and can not inflate if the winds are more than about 8 MPH), GLOW usually lasts 60 minutes.
NIGHT AIR SHOW! Back by popular demand! The Aeroshell Team circles the Balloon Glow and then performs at dusk, and the show continues with Manfred Radius and his fire-streaking glider, the fiery cloud of the 300 MPH Jet School Bus, and the smoke, thunder, and strobes of Matt Younkin’s huge Twin Beech!