The exciting Great Prosser Balloon Gathering takes place September 23-25

The annual Great Prosser Balloon Gathering is just days away!

Hot air balloons will take to the friendly skies above the Prosser region on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from September 23-25. The balloons will be launched at sunrise from Prosser Airport, weather permitting.

How did the Great Prosser Balloon Rally start? According

Photo by Dawn Koch

Photo by Dawn Koch

Hot air ballooning in Prosser began 23 years ago when balloon pilot Ted Wirch came to town to take his in-laws for a hot air balloon ride. During Ted’s flight over Prosser, he realized what a beautiful place Prosser was. He decided on the spot that he should tell other balloonists about the great flight that was to be done in the sky above Prosser.

During the first official Great Prosser Hot Air Balloon Rally, eleven hot air balloons graced the skies of Prosser.

I have only been in a hot air balloon once in my life.

It was a Groupon deal and I took advantage of it in Temecula, CA several years ago. It was one of the most exhilarating events I have ever experienced.

What can you expect at the Great Prosser Balloon Rally?

Several hot air balloon pilots and crews return to the event each year. The balloons will take off around 6:45 a.m. The sky will be full of bright and colorful balloons!

Spectators are encouraged to arrive early. (Around 6:15 a.m.)

Arrive early at Prosser Airport as some will be asked to help the pilots prepare their balloons. Pilots can call for help inflating, chasing, and retrieving hot air balloons.

Where is Prosser Airport? (See below) Google Maps-Prosser
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Parking and admission are FREE.

Come join us for a weekend full of family activities. Weekend activities include sunrise hot air balloon launches, the glow of the night, Harvest Festival, Farmers Market and last but not least Caren Mercer-Andreason Street Painting Festival.

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