RUBY MOUNTAIN BALLOON FESTIVAL Elko, Nevada                                                                                                                                    Spring Creek, Nevada
BALLOON CAMP Copyright  Ruby Mountain Hot Air, Inc. 2010-2016.
Photo by Brandi DeMars 2013
2017 Schedule of Events Locations and dates are tentative as of April 1, 2017 All Balloon Festival Events Are FREE to the Public All planned activities are weather permiting Thursday, September 21 7:00am School Visitation by participating pilots. Noon Senior Center lunch and visitation by participating pilots. 4:00pm Pilot check-in and mandatory pilot briefing - (Northeastern Nevada Museum). 5:00pm Pilot/Sponsor Meet & Greet - (Northeastern Nevada Museum)                        (Food provided by Hilton Garden Inn). Friday, September 22 6:00am Pilots, Crew, and Sponsors arrive.  In town pilots, briefing will be at Chamber of Commerce.  Spring Creek pilots, briefing will be on the launch field. 7:00am Media Day Flights from various locations in Elko. Balloon Flights from Spring Creek Sports Complex (Springfield Parkway off Licht Parkway). 6:00pm Balloon Glow in Elko (Elko City Park). Saturday, September 23 6:00am Pilots, Crew and Sponsors arrive – Spring Creek Sports Complex (Springfield Parkway off Licht Parkway). Briefing will be on the launch field. 7:00am Sponsored Mass Ascension – Spring Creek Sports Complex (Springfield Parkway off Licht Parkway). 7:30am Tethered balloon rides on field after mass ascension. Sunday, September 24 6:00am Pilots, Crew, and Sponsors arrive – Spring Creek Sports Complex (Springfield Parkway off Licht Parkway). Briefing will be on the launch field. 7:00am Sponsored Mass Ascension – Spring Creek Sports Complex (Springfield Parkway off Licht Parkway). 10:00am Awards Brunch – Pilots, Crews and Sponsors – (Stockmen’s Hotel).   For locations of each event click  HERE