Preakness® Celebration Balloon Festival , May 18th

WCBM 680 and Q 1370 present the annual #Preakness Balloon Festival with over 25 hot air balloons, tethered balloon rides, a large kid zone, a beer and wine garden, Maryland’s finest vendors, the #Baltimore area’s best food, a balloon glow after dusk, live music on the main stage by Sir Rod – “One Hot Rod Stewart Tribute Show”, and a DJ set by Rockin Rob! And don’t miss the live radio broadcasts from Steve Rouse and Company of WQLL Mon thru Fri (6am – 10am) and Sean Casey and Frank Luber of the WCBM “Morning Show” Mon thru Fri (5am-9am) along with The Bruce Elliott Show Mon – Fri (9am – noon). Come enjoy all the fun activities Preakness Stakes weekend with the 2017 balloon festival!

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MAIN EVENT SPONSOR:

The Bob Lucido Team!

FESTIVAL ADDRESS:

Howard County Fair (Fairgrounds)
2210 Fairgrounds Road
West Friendship, MD 21794

START & FINISH TIME:

May 18th & May 19th 2PM – 9PM
May 20th 6AM – 8AM

EVENT TIMES – We will be releasing this information as we get closer to the festival date.

AREA HOTELS – Are there Hotels near by?
We encourage all guests who require lodging to book a stay at Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center by calling 410-465-1500.

PARKING – Where can I park?

We have reserved several large, well lit, secured parking lots on and directly across from festival grounds.

RAIN – What happens if it rains?
The festival is Rain or Shine.

ATM – Will there be ATM’s on site?
Yes.

PETS – Are pets allowed?
Only service animals.

HANDICAP – Will the festival be handicap accessible?
Yes.

VENDING – I would like to be considered as a vendor. Who should I contact?

Call Jeff Ashkenasy at 410-580-5348.

SPONSORS – I would like to be considered as a sponsor. Who should I contact?

Call Jeff Ashkenasy at 410-580-5348.

PRESS & MEDIA – I am a photographer or journalist and want to cover the festival. Who should I contact?

Email alexis@humdingerenterprise.com
Include your company name, website, and any other festival/events you’ve recently worked.

FREE TICKETS – How can I try to win free tickets for a balloon ride?

Listen to WCBM and WQLL for more details on how to win.

WHAT TYPES OF VENDING WILL BE THERE?
A variety of food vendors, including some of Baltimore-area favorites, as well as a wide selection of hand-picked local retail vendors.

WHAT CAN I BRING TO THE FESTIVAL?

Personal cameras, personal video recorders, blankets, regular size backpacks, and folding chairs.

CAN I BRING FOOD AND WATER?
One or two small snacks is fine. (Power Bars, Chips, Fruit, etc.) No Sandwiches, Subs, etc. One factory sealed Bottle of Water per person is permitted.

WHAT CAN’T I BRING TO THE FESTIVAL?
Tents, coolers, weapons, illegal substances, alcohol, glass containers of any kind, fireworks, professional video equipment, professional audio recording equipment, unauthorized vending.

I HAVE A QUESTION THAT WASN’T ANSWERED ON THIS PAGE
Email preaknessballoonfest@gmail.com

ALL INFORMATION HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-preakness-balloon-festival-tickets-30758024078