The hot air balloon Night Glow will again light up the sky, be amazed as these giant balloons glow in unison to music*, coupled with a spectacular light show.

Prior to the Night Glow performance, people will be able to walk inside a giant cold inflated hot air balloon as well as interact with the balloon crews.

Surrounding the hot air balloons will be a magical festival where everything will GLOW!

Come back here closer to the event to see the lineup for the 2023 Hororata Glow Festival.

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  • Walk inside a cold inflated hot air balloon 3.00pm – 5.00pm. Free activity. This was popular last event, arrive early so not miss out.
  • Learn the Science behind the balloons’ with Canterbury University. Free activity.
  • Talk to the balloonists and get to see their baskets up close.
  • Try Small Bore shooting with the Hororata Target Shooting Club in their rifle range

  • Fairy Tree and Garden
  • Enjoy the sampling food and wine in the Barn.
  • Browse the stalls and stock your pantries for winter!
  • Heaps of games and activities for all in the Event Hire glowing fairground area, including a parents ‘chill-out zone’!
  • With a huge range of food at all price ranges, your taste buds are in for a treat.

  • Live music – line up to be announced soon


*The Night Glow could happen anytime from 5.30pm, there is heaps happening in the lead up to this so we recommend arriving by 5pm to make sure you don’t miss anything.

If the balloons are unable to inflate due to wind or weather they will perform a burner glow.

Live Music – line up to be announced soon

More information

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