Our Winery Newsroom 06-07 Hot Air Balloon Rally and Kid's Carnival

Saturday, June 7th.....Winery opens at noon.

Join us for our 32nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally. This is a weather-permitting event.

Live Entertainment:
Friday 6:30-10:30 p.m. ~ Castaways
Saturday 3:30-7:30 p.m. ~ Hatrick


Saturday afternoon activities include: skydiving around 5 p.m., radio controlled planes, and a kid's carnival consisting of fun games, inflatable obstacle course and a flying balloon tent. Prizes for kids of all ages. $0.50 per ticket or $15 all day play wristband. All proceeds benefit Assumption School.

100% of a $5 parking donation will go to help our local Boy Scouts. The Debevc family firmly believes in this organization and has made it their primary recipient of charitable donations.

The Grill will be open serving delicious appetizers and specialty sandwiches (Friday after 5:00 p.m., Saturday all day long).

No food or beverages (including pop and bottled water) may be brought onto the premises.

Bring your whole family!

Frequently Asked Questions:

I’ve never attended the Hot Air Balloon Rally. What is it and what happens?
It is a free event (you just make a parking donation to the Boy Scouts), that is open to the public in which we have a Friday Night Glow and a Saturday Balloon Launch.

What is a Night Glow?
It happens at dusk and the balloons illuminate from the propane gas. They don't fly away - they stay stationary for guests to enjoy.

What is a Saturday Balloon Launch?
It is when the balloons fill up and take off into the sky. It is always weather permitting and usually happens sometime between 5 and 8 p.m. depending on Mother Nature.

What time should we get there?
The winery is open from noon-11 p.m. on Friday and noon-8 p.m. on Saturday. Guests will start arriving when we open to secure a spot on the lawn for the day.

Is there seating available?
There is but not for the amount of people that are going to show up, so we recommend that you bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

Are we allowed to bring our own food and beverages in?
No! We are not a picnic ground. If you bring in your own food and beverages (no sodas or bottled water either) you will be escorted off the property by security.

Do you have food and beverages available?
We have a grill that sells food (appetizers, grilled sandwiches, pasta salad, etc.) and the winery sells a selection of appetizers, wine, beer, pop, and water.

I see you have skydivers on Saturday evening around 5 p.m. Can we skydive?
No. The skydivers are just for entertainment purposes.

Can we take a hot air balloon ride?
No. The balloonists fly with sponsors only. Rides and tethered rides are not available. If you want to sponsor a balloon call us at 440-466-3485.

Can we bring our pet?
No. There are too many people at this event so we request no pets.

Can we bring children?
Yes, we encourage families to come and enjoy the event. We do ask however, that you do not leave your children unattended.




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