What’s more fun than hot air balloons at a fall festival? Not a thing, so plan on attending the Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival, the weekend before Halloween.
The weather will be perfect each evening of Friday – Oct. 27, Saturday – Oct. 28, and Sunday – Oct. 29. Open 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
The Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival is at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, so plenty of room for the festival and for all attending.
This looks like some spooktacular fun–
What will you wear for the Spooky Costume Contest at the Talking Stick Entertainment District Stage? Compete for prizes in the 4 different divisions: Tots (0-4), Kids (0-12), Adults (13+) and Family or Group. Showcase your best costumes for the nightly costume contests on Friday and Saturday.
20+ Hot Air Balloons will be loaded with a total of 4000 pounds of candy. Each balloon will be a trick-or-treat station with candy and treats handed out each night, all night long.
Ride a Tethered Hot Air Balloon with the whole family. Get up high and see the entire festival laid out before you. Tickets for the hot air balloon rides are sold separately at the festival.
Price and Parking
Tickets to enter can be purchased in advance for $17 (12 and under) and $22 (13 and over) for Friday and Saturday.
Entry Tickets for Sunday can be purchased in advance for $12 (12 and under) and $17 (13 and over).
Ticket prices will be higher at the event. Purchase tickets in advance here.
A ride on a tethered hot air balloon costs extra, ages 10 and under are $15 and ages 11 – Adult are $25. Balloon ride tickets must be purchased at the festival.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is located at 7555 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale, 85258. Parking is free there, but limited due to construction.
The festival recommends parking at the Plexus Headquarters located at 9145 E. Pima Center Pkwy, Scottsdale, 85258, which is north of Salt River Fields. A free shuttle will drop you off right at the front gate of the festival. For more information on parking at the festival, click here.
So you’ll spend some money at the Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival, but it’s such a uniquely Arizona event.
If you’re looking for free and cheap events around the Valley this fall, click here.