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Written by  Wednesday, 03 October 2018 00:06
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Poteau Balloonfest 2018 is scheduled for October 19th and 20th with 10 Balloons planning to attend this year’s event.


One of the Pilots returning this year is Steve Libel, who brings the Kansas University Mascot Balloon.


“We have been to all of the balloon events at Poteau except for one. I have been flying for 33 year at rallies across the US including Canada,” said Libel.


Libel stated that he’s had too many great flights to mention but his most beautiful flight would have to be Big Sky ski resort in Montana and he loves flying above the “World’s Highest Hill and in the Poteau River Valley between the beautiful mountains surrounding the Balloon Festival Area,” according to Libel It is “just breath taking.”


The Balloonfest will start Friday, October 19, 2018 - gates opens at 11:00 am to the public and will close at 11:00 pm.


Saturday, October 20, 2018 - gates opens at 9:00 am and close at 11:00 pm.


Admission is required for ages 4 & over. Gate admission is $5 per person.


Special Pre-Purchase Family Package for $20 which includes 5 armbands available. (Must be purchased before Friday, October 19th at 5pm.) To purchase armbands in advance, please call 918-647-9178.


When using Debit or Credit Card there will be an additional $1.00 service charge per transaction.


The Poteau Balloon Fest will again be held at the LeFlore County Fair Grounds, 5015 S. Broadway, Poteau, Oklahoma 74953.


Please note that all balloon events are wind and weather permitting! Any and all balloon flights are most likely to occur between the hours of 7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm. However, they are not guaranteed during these times. The atmospheric pressure and wind speed plays a huge factor in balloon activities. THE POTEAU BALLOONFEST CANNOT GUARANTEE BALLOON ACTIVITIES and CANNOT give specific times for balloon activities. This event is non-refundable.


The Poteau Balloonfest was named #3 in the top 40 things to do in Oklahoma in 2014 by OKIESCENTRIC magazine.


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David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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