Got a question about the Hororata Glow Festival? Check here for the answers.

Q: What can we bring to the event?

A: We recommend you bring a chair, picnic blanket, torch, and warm clothes. You can bring in your own food. No glass or BYO alcohol, there will be bag searches at the gate. No dogs.

Q: Is there facilities for the disabled?

A: Yes we have parking, special seating, and an assessable toilet

Q: Is there EFTPOS?

A: Yes most stalls have EFTPOS but sometimes the cell signal is patchy making it unreliable. 2 Degrees have a booster tower in which helps their customers. There are 4 ATMs where you can get cash out. We recommend coming prepared with some cash.

Q: Is there overnight parking for self-contained motorhomes and caravans?

A: Yes we have overnight parking for self-contained motorhomes/caravans. You can enter through gate C between 12pm and 6pm Friday 12th May, 9am and 2pm Saturday 13th May. You must depart by 12pm Monday 15th May. $10 donation per van per night, please have the correct change as this will make entry quick to the parking area. Click here for map.

The Motorhome parking is run by NZMCA volunteers. Must be certified self-contained. Camping in tents is not permitted.

Dogs are allowed in the motorhome area but not in the event venue. Access to the venue is only available during the event.

Please also note that only motorhomes and caravans can park in this area, if you have friends or family coming to the event they must park in the main car park. 

Q: Will there be a refund on tickets if the balloons are unable to perform or the event is postponed?

A: There will be no refunds on pre-purchased tickets. The postponement date is Sunday 14th May. An announcement will be made no later than 8pm Friday 12th May. If we postpone the event will run on the 14th regardless of the weather, the performance of the balloons may be affected. Follow us on Facebook, listen to The Breeze or check our website for updates. Remember this is a community event with all profits benefiting our community; we thank you for your support.

Q: Do the balloons fly at the event?
A: The balloons will not leave the ground at any point during the event. You can purchase discounted vouchers from Ballooning Canterbury for a flight following the event.

Q: Will there be gate sales?

A: There will be no gates. The event is sold out. We will allow children under 16 years in without a ticket if they are with a ticketed adult.

Q: Do I need to print my tickets?

A: We can scan tickets from your phone. Please have your tickets ready for scanning before you get to the gate. 

Q: Do you have traffic control?

A: We have a new traffic management plan this year which will hopefully see traffic flow more smoothly. There is ample free parking in the venue, there is no street parking. We have over 10,0000 people to get in and out of the event so expect some wait times as you would with any other large event. Click here for directions to the event.

Q: Who organises the event?

A: The Hororata Night Glow is a community event organised by the Hororata Community Trust with a whole team of volunteers working hard to make this the best event we can. All profits will benefit our community.

Click here for a video showing what this event does for our community.