Horoata Night Glow Saturday 8th May 2020
Postponement Sunday 9th May 2020
Ticketing details to be released closer to the date
Postponement date: Sunday 9th May. Please note balloons are subject to weather. If the event is postponed to Sunday the 9th May the festival will run regardless of weather.
No refunds will be given if the event is postponed or if the balloons are unable to perform.
The Hororata Night Glow celebrates all things hot air balloons. Leading up to the ‘Glow’ visitors can walk through a cold inflated balloon or meet the pilots and experience the burners firing up close. The University of Canterbury will be running interactive demonstrations exploring Bernoulli’s principle and the science behind hot air balloons, they will also release a weather balloon with live telemetry feeding back to the event.
Surrounding the balloon action visitors will enjoy an autumn festival with gourmet food, wine and craft beer tastings, live music from Chilton House and The Sound Sensation. There will be a huge range of food vendors offering a multicultural culinary experience. Kids can join in the ‘Glow Circus’ learning how to juggle and have a go at other amazing acts for free. The fairground will have even more activities this year with something for all ages.
Please note: No dogs, no BYO alcohol, no glass, we will be conducting bag searches at the gate. We have a huge selection of food vendors at the event however you are welcome to bring a picnic. There will be two licenced bars at the event. Click here for more FAQ’s.
This event is brought to you by the Hororata Community Trust, the same community which brings you the Hororata Highland Games. All profits from this event will benefit our community.