Mass Ascension and Competition

August 13 & 14, 2021

5:30 – 9:30 a.m.

 

And so it starts!

Mass Ascension and Competition

August 13 & 14, 2021

5:30 – 9:30 a.m.

This is the main event! Located at the Mitchell Airfield just south of Mitchell, Nebraska. Enjoy the breathtaking wonder of 30 hot air balloons taking off all at once followed by another 50 competition balloons flying by! You can also enjoy food trucks and other vendors, so come and join us!

Ballons

As the weather plays a critical role in hot air balloons, be sure to have a look at the weather forecast before heading out to see the balloons.

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Event Passes

Event passes will be required for all of the mass ascensions and the night glow at the Grasslands at Five Rocks. The cost is $20.00 for the entire week of events, a fantastic value! Look for local restaurants/bars discount coupons with special offers on the back of your event pass. 

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Vendors

Outstanding food and merchandise vendors will attend both morning ascensions and both night glows. Plan to eat and drink from our local favorite restaurants, food trucks, and bars. No alcohol will be available at the WNCC night glow; but plan on drinking your favorite craft beer, wine, mimosas and bloody marys at both the morning launches and the night glow at the Grasslands at Five Rocks. 

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Parking

Parking for the morning mass ascensions at Mitchell Airfield will be available starting at 5:30 a.m. Parking is located in the grass field off of Mitchell South Road. Parking attendants will direct you where to park. Handicapped and in car viewing will be available. Event passes will be required to enter and park at Mitchell Airfield. There will be NO PARKING ALLOWED along Mitchell South Road.

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Public Facilities

Public restrooms in the form of Port-a-Johns will be available including handicapped facilities. Restrooms will be sanitized each day and hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the venue.