Hororata Glow Festival Saturday 10th May 2025, postponement date Sunday 11th May 2025. If you have more questions about the festival, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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 More FM or check our website for updates. Remember this is a community event with all profits benefiting our community; we thank you for your support.

The Hororata Domain comes up when searched in Google Maps. 

You can travel to Hororata via Bealey Road or via Darfield. 

Click here for maps and directions

The entire event will only be canceled under extreme circumstances (ie COVID, storm etc). In this instance, all ticket holders would be offered a refund. As above the balloons performance is only part of the festival. 

The Hot Air Balloons prefer light winds to be able to perform to their full potential. If the balloons cannot inflate due to the wind the pilots will perform a burner glow. This is why a postponement date is so important to give us the best chance of giving the best balloon performance. Our priority is giving the best balloon performance that we can however the weather may affect this. If we postpone to Sunday 14th May the event will go ahead regardless of the weather with the full festival offering heaps of fun and entertainment.

Click here for an example of a Burn Glow  It will still have you up and dancing! There are no fireworks in 2023.

Yes we have overnight parking for self-contained motorhomes/caravans. You can enter 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. 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.

The balloons will not be airborne for the Night Glow; they are tethered on the ground as they glow in unison to music.

There are no balloon rides at the event however Ballooning Canterbury will be offering discounts on flights for after the event.

No you will need to purchase a ticket to enter the event to see the balloons.

Yes, we have a disabled parking area and also a viewing area for the Night Glow.

Yes we have cash out facilities inside the venue, a $2 fee applies.

We have an amazing line up of food vendors at the event. You are welcome to bring a picnic. Please no BYO alcohol and no glass, we will be conducting bag searches. Click here for details on our stalls.

No, this is not a dog-friendly event; the balloons will scare them. You will not be allowed access with a dog, no matter its size.

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 to for a video showing what this event does for our community.