Date: 9-25-14 to 9-28-14
Time: All Day
Location: Spring Creek Sports Complex (Licht Parkway). Spring Creek, NV (Elko)
Description:  This race is part of the inaugural Nevada State Balloon Champion Series. The Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival is an annual event occurring the fourth weekend in September.  The event begins with school visits on Thursday morning with several pilots taking their balloons to local schools and presenting a program on the avionics and history of ballooning.  The first balloon flights will be on Friday morning from various locations in Elko and Spring Creek.  On Friday evening, at dusk, there will be a balloon glow in Elko.  The balloon glow is an event where several balloons use their propane burners to light up the balloon which makes the balloon look like a large lantern.  On Saturday morning at sunrise all the balloons will take off from the Sports Park in Spring Creek.  This event will be repeated on Sunday morning at the same location.  The balloon festival has about thirty five balloons coming from Nevada, California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Arizona.  For the past two years we have also had the POW-MIA balloon from Minnesota and anticipate their return in 2014.  On both Saturday and Sunday there will be vendors on the field with food and beverages available.  All events of the Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival are free to the general public and made possible through the generous sponsorship of several local businesses and individuals.  The promoter of the event, Ruby Mountain Hot Air Inc.,  is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization with a primary function of implementing the annual Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival.  For further information on the Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival, please visit our website at

Phone Number: 775-744-2732