2019 Balloon Festival Offers Arts, Crafts, Entertainment, Local Food, and Fun!

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This year’s Ogden Valley Balloon Festival in Eden is scheduled for August 16, 17, and 18. The Balloon Festival is being held at Eden Park, with morning hot air balloon launches, arts and crafts, kids’ games and food booths, as well as continuous live entertainment. The popular Balloon Glow will take place Friday and Saturday evenings, August 16 and 17, at dusk, at approximately 8:45 p.m. at Eden Park.

“We are so happy Eden Park is allowing us to take advantage of this wonderful location,” commented Terry Murphy, Chairperson for the festival. 

“The site offers a nice shaded area for the arts and crafts vendors, a perfect viewing area for all of the live entertainment from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m., and a spacious area for our food vendors with a lovely bowery with picnic tables for diners to relax and enjoy the full medley of local foods. The views looking northeast over the Valley are just wonderful, and the visual connection to the balloon launch site adds a new synergy to this year’s event,” states Murphy. 

The return of the fundraiser breakfast for the Ogden Rescue Mission is back! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, beginning at 7:00 a.m., a buffet breakfast will be served at Eden Park in memory of Gary Dowdy. All proceeds from the breakfast will be given to the Ogden Rescue Mission. Other food vendors include BBQ Chicken, BBQ meats, snacks and treats such as kettle corn, ice cream, and shaved ice, which will be available so bring those appetites!

New to the event for 2019 is the Digital Merchant Series!  Bridging the gap between the local community and virtual world!

This year the festival will team up with Michelle Robinson of the Bitcoin and Blockchain community to host the first experimental social event with an objective to educate the community on real life application of the up and rapidly coming digital currency technology.  This event will feature a informative symposium on Friday to educate attendees on the apps currently available. Thereafter, Saturday will continue education throughout the day while featuring vendor booths for the festival attendees to interact with and transact with these apps.

CLICK HERE for SCHEDULE of Activities at Eden Park.

Entrance to the festival is FREE, other than nominal fees for family games and food. Free shuttle rides provided by Powder Mountain Shuttle from Snowcrest Junior High and Powder Mountain parking lots. Bicycles can be ridden to the event and locked along the park’s chain-link fence.  

This event is made possible by a generous donation from Stage Sponsor Ogden Regional Medical Center, RAMP, Powder Mountain, Community Foundation of Ogden Valley, Mountain Luxury, Remax, Farmers Insurance/Paul Persico, Water Wellness, Rise Broadband, Nui, and Legacy Sponsor Nordic Valley.

Supporting sponsors include Basinview Lodging, Powder Mountain Escapes, Waypoint, Mountain Arts and Music, Zion’s Bank, and City Center Sound and Stage.

For more detailed information, directions, schedules, maps, and much more, please visit other pages on this website.

See you at this year’s balloon fest!

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