Hot Air Balloon Rides to be Offered During AtlanticFest, Saturday


August 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce have announced a new attraction will take to the sky at AtlanticFest during the early morning hours of Saturday, August 11th.  Weather permitting, the gas torch will fire and a colorful hot air balloon will anchor down to four full sized trucks and offer tethered rides to AtlanticFest attendees in promotion of Atlantic Fly Iowa scheduled for mid September.  The balloon will be prepped for take-off at 8 a.m. and rides will begin at 9 a.m. lasting until the winds and weather conditions become unfavorable. Rides are $10 each and minors will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tethered balloon rides will also be available at the September 15th Air Show, as well as helicopter rides, many displays of rare and unique aircraft, and a large bomber.  For more information about AtlanticFest or Fly Iowa visit or call the Chamber at 712.243.3017