Mancos Valley Balloon Festival & Street Fair
September 25 - 27th, 2015
Join us for balloon rides, live music, carriage rides, our "Pilots & Heroes" BBQ dinner, and much more!
Proceeds will benefit: Operation Second Chance and Medicine Horse Center. These two local nonprofit organizations provide vital services here in the Mancos Valley and we are proud to support their contributions towards a happier, healthier community.
Vendors: We still have a few spaces left, for you to showcase your wares at this major area event.
For more information on becoming a vendor, please contact Marie at
Mancos Valley Balloon & Art Festival schedule of events:
Friday Sept. 25th
6:45 am Inflation for first flight and Sponsor Rides, in Boyle Park.
4:00 pm Grand Summer Nights--stores and balloon ride headquarters open on Grand Avenue, in Downtown Mancos.
Saturday Sept. 26th
6:45 am Inflation for second flight. Tether rides available for $10 per person, weather permitting. (Boyle Park)
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Art & Street Fair: Carriage rides, live music, art & food vendors and lot of extra fun, on Grand Avenue.
6:00 pm "Pilots & Heroes" BBQ Dinner to take place on Bauer House Lawn, in a comfy, heated tent. Limited seating--get your tickets NOW! Tickets are $20 per person, and are available at the Mancos Visitors Center and at the Balloon Ride Sales Headquarters on Grand Avenue, next to Olio.
> Silent Auction inside Bauer House
> Music and dancing on the patio
> Drawing for the Landowner's Lottery will take place during dinner. (In Mancos Balloon Fest tradition, landowners that allow balloonists to land on their property are eligible to win a free balloon ride. For more information, call Bobbi at 970-560-0203.)
Sunday Sept. 27th
6:45 am Inflation for third flight. Tether rides available for $10 per person, weather permitting. (Boyle Park)
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Art & Street Fair continues: More carriage rides, children's train rides, art & food vendors.
7:15 pm Preparation for the beautiful Balloon Glow event in Boyle Park. Free!
Thank you for supporting the Mancos Valley Balloon Festival & Street Fair!
Proceeds will benefit Operation Second Chance and Medicine Horse Center.
Mancos, Colorado: Where the West Still Lives
At 7,000 feet elevation Mancos sits on the cusp of magnificent mountains and forests where you can camp, fish, mountain bike and hike.
few miles to the west is Mesa Verde National Park – a World Heritage site. Cliff dwelling home of the Ancestral Puebloans, it brims with spiritual wonder and silent mystery.
The town of Mancos is an historic community. The town retains its pride in history with several buildings on the State and National Historic Registers while the downtown business district offers visitors art galleries, top notch dining options, as well as a distillery, a coffee house and one of the oldest continuously operating bars in Colorado.
Accommodations range from locally owned motels and charming and distinctive B & B’s to camping at the nearby Mancos State Park Recreation Area, known locally as Jackson Lake.
And this is only the beginning. Whatever the season the Mancos River Valley is here to feed the soul. Our ranchers, artists, writers and business people make sure your visit is complete. The Mancos Valley is truly where the old west meets the new.