The National Balloon Classic is held at the National Balloon Classic Memorial Balloon Field, which is located east of Indianola on Hwy 92. From the intersection of Hwy 69 and Hwy 92, go east two miles and follow the balloon traffic signs. Arriving from the East on Hwy 92 typically results in less traffic delays.
CAUTION: the physical address is 15335 Jewell Street, Indianola, Iowa.
Avoid GPS directions that include Jewell, Jersey, and/or 150th Avenue as these roads are CLOSED during the event.
Please see the FAQ page for information about how early to arrive at the balloon field.
No outside food or beverages. No coolers. No weapons. No Smoking. No Vapor. No Drone Zone. Certified service dogs only.
No refunds for wind/rain. Times are approximate and schedule may change without notice.
All events at the National Balloon Classic are dependent on prevailing weather conditions and subject to weather delays or cancellations. The safety of our pilots, volunteers, and spectators is our primary concern. Unused tickets are not refundable.
The National Balloon Classic Memorial Balloon Field is 150-acres of beautiful open land. Seating is on the grass, be sure to bring a chair or blanket to sit on; a limited number of chairs are available to rent on a first come first serve basis.
The National Balloon Classic property is Vapor Free and Smoke Free according to Iowa's Smoke Free Air Act.
ATM's are available inside the gate at designated locations.
For full event details including a map of the balloon field, please see our Guest Guide.