Please visit the Danville Area Convention & Visitors’ Bureau’s Information Tent at the event.  Lost and found will be handled from their tent and will provide follow up after the event.


Q . Are coolers allowed?
A.  No, coolers are not allowed.

Q.  Can I bring in outside food or drinks?
A.  No, outside food or drinks are not allowed.

Q.   Are pets allowed?
A.   Pets are not allowed unless it is a service animal.

Q.   Are lawn chairs allowed?
A.  Lawn chairs and blankets can be brought into the event.

Q.  Can I leave the event and come back that same day?
A.  Yes

Q.  Are wheelchairs allowed on the grounds?
A.  Yes, however, there will not be any available for use or rent at the event.  Must bring your own!  Motorized scooters are allowed!

Patrons of the Balloons Over Vermilion are asked to be mindful of others and to obey the following rules and guidelines:


  • There is no smoking on the launch field. Balloons use liquid propane as fuel, which is highly flammable.
  • No tailgating tents, ‘pop tents’, or full size tents are allowed on the field or in the parking lot. Small umbrellas and shading devices are acceptable.
  • No authorized vehicles are allowed on the field INCLUDING golf-carts.
  • No bikes, skateboards, hoverboards, scooters, rollerskates or the like allowed on the grounds.
  • You must move your items if requested by a Pilot or Balloons Over Vermilion staff for balloon safety and setup.
  • No kites.
  • Please be mindful of balloons and chase vehicles while on the field. Walk at the edges if possible.
  • Patrons are required to comply with all Balloon Pilot and Balloons Over Vermilion event staff requests in regards to balloon operations and safety.
  • Keep clear and do not walk over all theater lines and tie-offs. These are dangerous and can move and shift at moments notice.
  • Please do not touch or walk over balloons while on the field unless you are directed to by the pilot.
  • Tethered rides require a signed waiver of liability; children 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • The Balloons Over Vermilion is a ‘No Drone Zone’. No drones allowed on the airport grounds nor within the flight path of the hot air balloons.


Q . Can I ride in a hot air balloon?
A.  Yes, tethered rides are available for $15 for adults and $10 for kids, both nights, weather permitting!

Q . Can I talk to the pilots?
A.  Yes

Experience the thrill of flight in a tethered hot air balloon ride!

The tether balloon can take between 4 and 8 people at a time (depending on their size) up to between 50 and 100 feet in the air. This balloon is secured to the ground by heavy vehicles and strong ropes. The trip will last about 5 minutes or so, long enough to get a birds-eye view of the festival and experience a little about how a free flight might be. Passengers often remark “this is higher than it looks from down there”.

This special balloon can also accommodate persons in wheelchairs, or have difficulty standing and can sit in a chair for the tethered flight. In this configuration, 3 other people can fly with the wheelchair-bound person. The basket actually has a door with a clear panel so even sitting down the rider can get a great view. This is also helpful for smaller children to be able to see out as well. Persons with electric wheelchairs will need to be able to transfer to a standard wheelchair (provided).

Rides are just $15 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under.

All riders must read and sign a waiver form. Persons under 17 years old will need an adult to sign for them.