September 29th-Oct 1st, 2017

What to Do

  • Abilene’s Best Balloon Fest

    What to Do

Fun-Filled Family Festival in Abilene, TX

Each year, the Optimist Club Unlimited of Abilene brings the best local entertainers, food vendors and attractions to Big Country Balloon Fest. Look through the below information to get an idea of what you’ll be experiencing at our festival. Or, look through our program for specific details. Mark your calendar for the last weekend of September!


We welcome kids of all ages to enjoy all our festival has to offer! After all, this is all for them!

  • Bull Ride
  • Climbing Wall
  • Kids Center - Full of Games
  • Big Inflatables Area
  • Hot Air Balloons
  • Kites
  • Kiddie Train
  • Pony Rides
  • Tethered Rides
  • Balloon Rides


Taste all the flavors of the Big Country here! From Mexican to BBQ, we have something for everyone.

  • Mexican Food
  • Pizza
  • Hamburgers
  • Hotdogs/Corndogs
  • BBQ
  • Turkey Legs
  • Roasted Corn
  • Cotton Candy
  • Popcorn
  • Snow Cones


Every year, we find the best local talent to feature at Big Country Balloon Fest. Take a look at this year’s performers!

  • Mosaic Church
  • Crashing Pink Flamigos
  • Tredwater
  • New Hope
  • Kirk House
  • Kathryn Holland
  • Soulmates

Kathryn Holland 

Kirk House

Crashing Pink Flamingos


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