National Balloon Classic

Voted as one of the 11 Best Small-Town Festivals in America by Readers Digest, the National Balloon Classic is the second oldest and largest hot air balloon event in the country.  An Iowa tradition for over 50 years, the National Balloon Classic attr...

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Voted as one of the 11 Best Small-Town Festivals in America by Readers Digest, the National Balloon Classic is the second oldest and largest hot air balloon event in the country.  An Iowa tradition for over 50 years, the National Balloon Classic attracts 70,000 to 90,000 spectators of all ages and demographics.  In addition, over 100 pilots from around the world participate in the event annually.

Looking forward to July 30th through August 7th, 2021, the skies will once again come alive with a brilliant display of color and competition by highly skilled, dedicated pilots who come from across the nation and worldwide. Please join us for 9 action-packed days of pure enjoyment and family entertainment!


The National Balloon Classic property is Smoke Free according to Iowa's Smoke Free Air Act. No pets, coolers, food, or drink allowed.

The Board of Directors and Staff of the National Balloon Classic wish to welcome you to our fantastic 9-day annual event. If you need additional information please contact Staci Scheurenbrand. We thank you for your interest in the National Balloon Classic and look forward to seeing you at the Memorial Balloon Field!

Executive Board
Jim Stockberger, President and Entertainment Chair
Lisa Dowson, Past President and Volunteer Chair
Becky Needles, Vice President and Treasurer
Tim Morris, Secretary and Facilities Chair
Mark Clark, Security Chair

Staff
Staci Scheurenbrand, Executive Director
Sue Nutgrass, Office Manager

Board of Directors
Nate Fehl
Jim Fromm
Darcy Hoch
Dave Moeller

Balloonmeister
Bill Clemons

Indianola Chamber of Commerce.
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