ClovisFest & Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly

2016 42nd Annual
Saturday, Oct. 29th 8am-5pm &
Sunday, Oct. 30th 8am-5pm


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October means falling autumn leaves, changing weather and the Table Mountain Casino ClovisFest and Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly, a Clovis Chamber Event. Join the thousands of visitors in Old Town for free, family fun.

Hot Air Balloons:
The Balloons will inflate and take off from the Clovis Rodeo Grounds starting about 6:15 a.m. Enjoy a hot, fresh cinnamon roll as you get a close up view as the giant orbs fill with hot air and pop upright, ready for lift off. By 7 a.m., they'll rise to float across the Valley sky. No balloon rides are available to the public.

Our thanks to the following Chamber member hotels for accommodating the balloon pilots.

Cross the street to Pollasky Avenue where the real fun begins. Start with a hot breakfast from various Old Town shops and festival food vendors. Then start shopping at the 200 craft and commercial booths. Find the Raceroom Simulators on 7th Street.

If great food is on your agenda, stop at the many vendors along Pollasky for kettle corn, shaved ice, cotton candy and a Texas Twister smoothie. Then go to the Bullard Food Court where you'll find the best of barbeque, Mexican food, chicken and delicious egg rolls. Enjoy a cool Pepsi product and a sweet treat from the Gorilla Gurt trailer.

Visit the Bud Lite Beer garden and enjoy a cool brew while listening to local bands. Your little ones will love the fancy balloon animals and full sized carnival on 4th Street. Don’t forget the cotton candy at Sweeties Treats. And look for William Opal, our special magician, who will be roaming throughout the festival.

Come join the over 70,000 visitors who enjoy this family friendly fun in a safe environment. We'll be waiting for you.

General Information


According to the city of Clovis ordinance, pets are NOT allowed at Old Town events. This includes those carried or pushed in a cart. Please respect your fellow visitors and leave Fido at home. There are many children in strollers who are at your pet's eye and mouth level. Thank you.


Balloon inflation starts on both days at 6:16 am.
Lift off at 7 am, weather permitting, no public rides available.
Festival Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 8 - 5 pm


Balloon lift off is from the Clovis Rodeo Grounds on the east side of Clovis Avenue between Fifth Street and Bullard.

GPS setting:
748 Rodeo Dr, Clovis
Coming from Highway 99 going north:
Take the Clovis Avenue exit (south of Fresno) to the right and travel about 12 miles to Old Town Clovis. When you pass Shaw Avenue, you're almost there
Coming from Highway 99 going south:
Take the 180 exit (just past Belmont Ave), continue to Hwy 168 exit to Clovis. Take the Bullard Exit, travel east and follow the signs
GPS setting:
325 Pollasky Ave, Clovis (location of the Chamber of Commerce within the festival)


Parking is free in surrounding lots and streets. The largest lot is located at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds, on the east side of Clovis Ave between Bullard and 5th Streets

GPS setting: 748 Rodeo Dr, Clovis.

The Explorers Police Cadets will escort you across Clovis Ave to the festival.

Handicapped parking is located at Fifth and Clovis on both the north and south sides of Fifth street and in the American Legion parking lot at 4th street and Woodworth.

Event Map:


Bands: SAT
11:00am-1:00pmRocky Rock Band
1:30pm-4:30pmMax Headroom
12:00pm-2:00pmA.C. Myles
2:30pm-4:30pmForeigner Unauthorized

Family Entertainment:
4th StreetDon Maurer Carnival
5th StreetEast Side: AIA San Joaquin Sand Castle competition (Sat. Only)
5th StreetEast Side: Clovis North Robotics (Sun. Only)
5th StreetWest Side: Clovis PD, Dangers of Texting and Driving Course
7th & PollaskyInternational Village Live Stage Performances
7th StreetPony Rides and Petting Zoo


Company Name Contact Address Phone Website
RV parking
The city allows self-contained RV parking under the water tower on Fifth Street off of Clovis Avenue. A dump station is located on Clovis Avenue and Barstow, south of the festival



Chamber Contact:
Tammi Walton
Phone: (559) 299-7363
Day of Event: (559) 355-8690
Press Releases:
Will submit closer to event
Will submit closer to event