ClovisFest & Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly

2014 40th Annual
Saturday, Sept. 20th 8am-5pm &
Sunday, Sept. 21st 8am-5pm

Welcome!

September means falling autumn leaves, football, 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.

ClovisFest:
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. Stick around for entertainment on many of the side streets from wrestling to dancing and even Roller Derby girls.

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. Returning to ClovisFest is the 60 foot Johnsonville Big Taste Grill on 7th Street. They'll be cooking up their famous sausages. Enjoy a cool Pepsi product and a sweet treat from the Gorilla Gurt trailer.

Visit the Mic Ultra beer garden to enjoy a fresh craft beer and hear the sounds of local live bands. Your little ones will love the full sized carnival at Bullard and Pollasky and get a fancy balloon animal on Fourth Street.

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

Pets:

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.

Hours:

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

Directions:

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:

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:


Entertainment

Details coming soon

Accommodations

Hotels
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

Sponsors






Media

Chamber Contact:
Fran Blackney
fran@clovischamber.com
Phone: (559) 299-7363
Day of Event: (559) 355-8690
Press Releases:
Will submit closer to event
Articles:
Will submit closer to event