ABOUT THE EVENT

Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce Hot Air Balloon & Kite Festival – Friday, June 7th – Saturday, June 9th

 

FESTIVAL ATTRACTIONS

The kites of Great American Kites & Events will take flight with awe-inspiring mega kites, power kites, stunt kites, and more! We will have 22 hot air balloons for an amazing glow.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

For inclement weather information the day of the event, please check our Facebook page.

SAFETY

The Sedalia Chamber asks, for the safety of our festivalgoers, that guests do not bring pets, glass, alcohol, as well as no smoking on the premises at the Hot Air Balloon & Kite Festival.

PARKING

We will have ample parking for the Hot Air Balloon & Kite Festival guests. Parking will be available on the Missouri State Fair Grounds Camping Site Gate 6 & Gate 6A. There will also be parking at the State Fair Community College campus.

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FAQS

June 7th – 9th, 2024

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

No, we do not allow pets at the event. Service animals only!

IS THERE A RAIN DATE?

Sedalia Chamber Hot Air Balloon & Kite Festival will go on as planned in slightly inclement weather; however, in the case of severe weather where thunder and lightning are present, the festival will be canceled.

ARE THERE CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES?

The festival is very child friendly. There is a dedicated children’s activity area with face painting, balloonist, and photo opportunities and more!

WHO BENEFITS FROM THE SEDALIA CHAMBER HOT AIR BALLOON & KITE FESTIVAL?

Proceeds go towards keeping the festival as a free community event.

WHAT IS SEDALIA CHAMBER HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL?

The Sedalia Chamber Hot Air Balloon Festival is an annual festival on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. This is a free community event for all Sedalia Pettis County and surrounding communities to enjoy.

IS THERE A COST TO ATTEND?

No – attendance is free! We’re thrilled to welcome sponsors allowed us to bring this FREE event to the community and continue the free, family fun. Food and drinks are available from on-site vendors.

WHERE CAN I PARK?

There is plenty of parking available on the Missouri State Fairgrounds camping grounds:

  • Enter Gate 6 General Parking
  • Enter Gate 6A General Parking
  • Enter Gate 7 Handicap Parking
  • State Fair Community College Parking off of Clarendon Road
WHAT IS THE SEDALIA CHAMBER HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL RULES?

Glass, pets, alcohol, and grills are not permitted. We have several fantastic food vendors on site. We ask that you do not circulate petitions, solicit, or hand out flyers at the event. Our sponsors and vendors pay to advertise at the event and it would be unfair to them to offer free space to others.

SPONSORS & DONORS

We could not produce this unique event without the generous help of our sponsors and community supporters. At each sponsorship level we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our partners to ensure that your support is recognized throughout the community.

The Sedalia Chamber Hot Air Balloon & Kite Festival will attract a large, diverse audience.

Contact Debra Andresen at 660-826-2222 or debra@sedaliachamber.com  to see how your company or organization can be a part of this annual, free, family-friendly event.

BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY

The Sedalia Chamber Hot Air Balloon & Kite Festival is supported through the generous contributions of our community partners. We are very thankful to NUCOR of Sedalia for being the Event Sponsor.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a sponsor call Debra Andresen at 660-826-2222 or email her at debra@sedaliachamber.com, or click to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

VENDOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your interest in the Sedalia Chamber Hot Air Balloon & Kite Festival. We strive to have a variety of vendors available to our guests and welcome new vendors to the event. If you are interested in having a presence at the festival, please fill out the Vendor Application. If you have any questions about the festival, please call Debra Andresen at 660-826-2222 or email her at debra@sedaliachamber.com.

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GOLD SPONSORS

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SILVER SPONSORS

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BRONZE SPONSORS

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GREAT AMERICAN KITES & EVENTS

“Helping Communities Take Flight”

 

Sean and Stephany Beaver

Great American Kites & Events is a unique community engagement and entertainment organization with expertise in amazing outdoor family friendly festival and events which leverage the world’s largest kites to provide amazement and wonder. Sean and Stephany Beaver are inspired by their love of community and started Great American Kites & Events to provide giant kite festival performances, incomparable events and a dynamic fun family experience which create a sense of discovery and community. The organizational vision is to bring people together and create stronger communities through the extraordinary wonder of kites. The collection of one of a kind handmade giant kite from New Zealand is nothing short of spectacular and is a once in a lifetime display to witness. You don’t want to miss this amazing aerial display at the 2023 Sedalia Balloon and Kite Festival.

Learn more about Great American Kites & Events by clicking HERE

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CONTACT US

Debra Andresen/Chloe Stebbins/Khloe Shelledy

Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce

600 East Third Street
Sedalia, MO. 65301
660-826-2222
debra@sedaliachamber.com
chloe@sedaliachamber.com
kshelledy@sedaliachamber.com