Missouri Autumn Carnival and Balloon Festival

101.5 KPLA, 102.3 BXR, Q 106.1, and 1400 KFRU is a proud sponsor of the Missouri Autumn Carnival and Balloon Festival in Ashland on October 18-21. There will be hot air balloon flights, glows, and tether rides back to the skies in mid Missouri.
Balloons fly just after sunrise and a couple hours before sunset, during the event you can expect to see balloons around 7:30 in the mornings and 5:30-8:30 in the evenings.  There will be a full carnival with rides for all ages, children’s areas, food and retail vendors for lots of fun throughout the weekend. The event site is the Cartwright Business and Technology Park, right off Highway 63 at the Columbia Regional Airport exit.


Thursday- Corporate Night
•5:30pm – 10:00 pm     Carnival Open
•5:30pm- 10:00pm      *Balloon Tether Rides
•6:30pm- 7:30pm   Balloon Illumination
Friday- Media Flight
Opportunity to invite media personality
and sponsors to fly in an exciting pre-event flight

•5:00pm – 11:00 pm     Carnival Open
•5:00pm   Flight
•5:30pm- 10:00pm      *Balloon Tether Rides
•6:30pm- 8:00pm   Balloon Illumination


• 7:30 AM      Competition Flight
• 2:00pm-11:00pm   Carnival Open
• 5:00-10:00 PM     *Balloon Tether rides
• 5:00pm   Flight
• 6:30-8:30 PM     Balloon Illumination

• 7:30 AM      Competition Flight
• 2:00pm-10:00pm  Carnival Open
• 5:00-8:00 PM      *Balloon Tether rides
• 5:00pm  Flight
• 6:30-7:30 PM     Balloon Illumination
•Sunrise 7:24am  Sunset 6:22pm
*Balloon tether rides $10 per person

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