2018 Winners Announced:

September 17, 2018
How is the winner of the race determined? The Great Forest Park Balloon Race presented by PNC is a Hare and Hound-style race. “Orange Blossom”, The PNC Bank hot air balloon is the “Hare” and leads the pack, launching and landing first. Once “Orange Blossom” lands, the team lays an “X” out on the ground […] read more



2017 Winners Announced:

September 26, 2017
Congrats to our 2017 winners! 1st Place – Tom Caton, flying the Maryville University balloon 2nd Place – Steve Mroz for Re/Max of St. Louis 3rd Place – David Rapp flying the St. Louis balloon read more



2015 Winners Announced:

September 20, 2015
Congratulations to First Place Winner: Jim Wolters, Missouri Lottery, 40ft from Hare. 2nd Place: Zach Burgerss, Curves, 132ft from Hare. 3rd Place: Scott Wooge, Purine, 455ft. Thanks to everyone who came out and helped make the 43rd annual event, a great one. See you next year! read more



September 20-21, 2019

Celebrating our 47th Year

The oldest and most well-attended
FREE Hot-Air Balloon Event in the World

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