FAQ’s Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2022

As we get closer and closer to The Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta, we are getting lots of questions related to the weekend.

We’ve tried our best to cover everything here if there is anything else you want to know. Message the Facebook page or email cheltenhamballoonfiesta@gmail.com

🎈When is the Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta?
The Balloon Fiesta is Saturday the 17th and 18th of June 2022

🕚 What time does it open?
Friday 4 pm-11pm
Saturday 12pm-11pm

🎟 Where can I get tickets?
Tickets are available at Skiddle:skiddle.com/e/35947014

Friday – Balloon & Fireworks 16:00-23:00
Adult £6 plus booking fee
Children £4 plus booking fee

Saturday- Big Balloon Fiesta 11:00-23:00
Adult £6 plus booking fee
Children £4 plus booking fee

🎟Can I buy tickets on the day?
Yes, you can, tickets are £8 adults and £6 children on the day.

✋Can I leave and come back?
Yes, you can leave and come back on the day, just make sure you have a stamp or reshow your ticket.

🎈Can I book a balloon flight?
Virgin Balloon Flights will be operating over the weekend. If you want to book a balloon flight, you can find out more information here: https://booking.virginballoonflights.co.uk/book/

🐕 Can I bring my dog?
We are a dog-friendly event. Well behaved dogs are welcome, we do ask that you keep them on a lead.

🧺Can I bring food and drink?
You can bring your own picnic, but strictly NO ALCOHOL or GAZEBOS, bag searches will be in place on the day.

🚕 Is there Parking?

If you’re driving, there is a car park located across from the event. Disabled parking is available here and we will be offering a shuttle bus service.

🚌 Park and Ride
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY IF THE LAST BUS IS MISSED. PLEASE CHECK THE TIMETABLE BEFOREHAND.

For more information on getting to the Racecourse, have a look here: https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/cheltenham/visitor-info/directions-and-parking/

⛺️Is camping available?
There is camping available via the racecourse, you can find all the information you need here: https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/club-sites/england/cotswolds/gloucestershire/cheltenham-racecourse-caravan-club-site/
Please contact the racecourse directly for booking.

🎈What times do the balloons go up?

The balloon flights are scheduled for Friday evening: 18:00-19:00
Saturday morning: 6:00-7:00
Saturday evening: 18:00-19:00
Sunday morning: 06:00-7:00

All balloon flights are weather dependent and subject to change, the Facebook page will be updated regularly regarding the weather conditions.

👀Will we be able to watch the balloons in the morning?

If you would like to see the Saturday and Sunday early morning balloon flights, it’s free to come and see the wonderful balloons take to the skies.
🎈Gates open from 6am to 8am, but we request that everyone has vacated the grounds by 8am.
Lineup
🎈Friday: Balloons Tunes and Fireworks 🎶 🎆
16:00- 23:00
🎶 18:00-19:00 Buster the Ultimate ska and Tribute Act
🎈 18:00-19:00 Balloon Launches (Weather permitting)
🎶 19:30-20:30 Totally Blondie
🎶 21:30- 22:30 Totally Jam – Tribute
🔥 22:00-22:30 Balloon Night Glow (Weather permitting)
🎆. 22:30 Firework Display
Saturday: Big Balloon Fiesta Day 🎈
12pm-23:00
🤡 12:30-13:00Clown Bluey’s Crazy Fire Engine
🚲 13:00-14:00 RPM Bike Trail Display
🦆 14:00-15:00 Dogs & Ducks Show
🚲  15:00-16:00 RPM Bike Trail Display
😈 16:00-17:00 Slingshot Monster Truck Ride
🎶 16:00-17:00 Rock Choir (Main Stage)
🦆 17:00-18:00 Dogs & Ducks Show
🤡 18:00-19:00 Clown Bluey’s Crazy Fire Engine
🎈 18:00-19:00 Hot Air Balloons Balloon Launches (Weather permitting)
😈 19:00-20:00 Slingshot Monster (To follow after the balloon launch)
🎶 20:00-21:00 Go Pan Duran–Tribute Go West, Spandau Ballet Duran Duran
🎶 21:00-21:30Platinum Queen – Queen Tribute
🔥 22:00-22:30 Balloon Night Glow (Weather permitting)
🎆. 22:30 Firework Display
If that wasn’t enough we have:
🎡 Funfair
🍔 Festival Food
🍻 Bars
⛺️ Trade Stalls
🦉 Birds Of prey *Saturday only
😈. Slingshot Truck Ride (In the Balloon Arena) *Saturday only
🎪 Flotsam the Fool’s Circus Workshops

⚠️ PLEASE NOTE ALL TIMINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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