(Important Disclaimer: When dealing with horses, balloons and weather things do not always go according to perfect timing. We ain’t McDonalds and this isn’t a space shuttle launch or a German train. This is a casual, fun festival to enjoy in full. Please remember that. Smile. Breathe. Laugh. Life is Good.)

Friday

7AM - 3PM
Property open for vendor and sponsor setup.
4PM - 9PM
Gates open for Friday night hot air balloon glow and tethered rides. Food, beverage and other vendors will be onsite as well as a DJ and Live music.

saturday

6:00 am - 10 am
Gates open for all vendors, caterers and crews. Vendor set up the day before encouraged and preferred. (Those vendors who show up after 6:59 am on event day will be forced to park in General Parking Lot and pay $20 parking fee).
7 am
Gates Open For Morning Hot Air Balloon Inflation (weather permitting). Hot Air Balloons are EXTREMELY weather contingent and may be grounded for safety or weather, therefore come prepared to enjoy the entire festival (including live music, polo etc. later in the day) with or without the balloons. The organizers will do their best to activate hot air balloons. ALL the pilots and crews are on site during specified times, but please understand the organizers cannot control Mother Nature nor can or should they tether or inflate balloons in dangerous conditions.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Weather permitting, the Morning Hot Air Balloon Inflation and Tethered Rides will be available. Purchase drink and food tickets early to avoid lines later in the day! Kids Bounce Houses and all vendor spaces are NOW open and ready for business - check out our vendors! Food, bars and vendors will stay open the entire day and into the evening.
10:00 AM
Saturday Morning Hot Air Balloons Activation ENDS and Pilots and Balloons temporarily leave property until the Afternoon and Evening Hot Air Balloon Activation (Weather Permitting). As informed online, in email and on social media DO NOT come midday expecting to see balloons. Balloon activations are weather contingent and when the weather allows are ONLY held early morning and late afternoon into the evening.
11:00 am
First polo battle begins! Golden Mallet VIP and Founder’s Lounge Attendees can NOW enter their VIP areas. Live music by local artists will begin in various tented areas. Alcohol tastings for VIP’s become available until 1PM. Purchase plenty of Food and Drink Tickets early to avoid long lines later in the day! All vendor spaces are open and ready for business - check out our vendors! Polo tutorial by MC & Polo Announcer. Meet the Players Reception in The Founder’s Lounge Area starts.
11:00 am
All vendor spaces are open and ready for business - check out our vendors!
Polo tutorial by MC & Polo Announcer. First polo battle begins: The Victory Cup Ladies Tournament.
Meet the Players Reception in The Founder’s Lounge Area starts.
11 am - 2 pm
Justin Kemp is an Americana songwriter from Dallas, TX! Get ready to fall in LOVE!
11 am - 1 pm
VIP’s can check out some GREAT ALCOHOL BRANDS! Golden Mallet and Founder’s Lounge Invite Only hospitality tasting tent with complimentary alcohol tastings (Look for the Pink Star Tent).
11AM - 4PM
The VIP areas open at 11AM on Saturday and close around 4PM same day; this includes VIP Open Bar Access for Founder’s Guests. The Founder’s Bar is open for at least 5 hours. Golden Mallet Guests have access to the alcohol tasting area from 11AM to 1PM. The Founder’s Lounge casual lunch is served at 11AM and Golden Mallet casual lunch is served at 1PM. Founder’s fieldside casual dinner is served around 4:30PM.
11AM-5PM
The Pendulum Hearts deliver a captivating, toe-tapping concoction of Western Swing, Honky Tonk,
and Boogie-Woogie, topped off with a splash of Gypsy Jazz.
1:00 pm
Get ready for another great Polo Match! National Anthem by local artist. Ceremonial first ball is thrown out and The Second Victory Cup Polo Match begins. Golden Mallet VIP’s make sure to find your catered lunch area, Founder’s Lounge guests also welcome!
1PM-4PM
In the Founder’s Lounge, the Jeff Lofton Quintet plays straight-ahead, bebop jazz of the 50s & 60s.
1PM - 5PM
Part folk rock, part road-house, part campfire on a cool night, Cul de Sac’s unique melodies soar with lockstep harmonies and head bobbing cadence.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Divot Stomp on the Polo Field! Stomping of the divots sponsored by vineyard vines
3PM - 6PM
Listen to the ARe Randal Blues Band LIVE!
3:00 pm
Third Victory Cup Polo Match begins.
4PM
Hot Air Balloons & Pilots return to the property for the Saturday Evening Hot Air Balloon Activation! Live music, vendors, bars and food trucks remain open throughout the evening! Purchase plenty of drink and food tickets while the lines are short to avoid waiting in long lines later!
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Founder’s Lounge Dinner! Head to the Founder’s Lounge! Enjoy a casual Field Side Dinner adjacent to the field with the polo players (must have a Founder’s Lounge or Field Side Dinner Pass). Remember, this farm to table themed dinner is included in your Founder’s Lounge Ticket! Anyone who does not have a Farm to Table or Founder’s Pass can purchase a Field Side Dinner Pass at the Drink and Food Ticket Tent on site (Limited Quantity).
4:30PM
Should we need to cancel tethered rides due to safety, ALL tethered ride ticket holders who could NOT get a ride are automatically upgraded to a casual VIP Dinner. A fun and relaxing VIP Dinner open to all Hot Air Balloon Tethered Ride Guests who are NOT able to complete a Tethered Ride. Casual dinner includes a champagne toast under the tent. Look for signage and separate tented area on site for this dinner.
4:30PM - 5PM
Trophy presentation to the Winning Polo Team in the Winner’s Circle! Best dressed fashion contest will be held after the Trophy Presentation on Center Stage. Both men and women are invited to the Center Stage area to compete in a fan-driven best dressed fashion contest. Bring your friends to cheer you on!
UNTILL 5PM
VIP HOURS: The VIP areas open at 11AM on Saturday and close around 4PM same day; this includes VIP Open Bar Access for Founder’s Guests. The Founder’s Bar is open for at least 5 hours. Golden Mallet Guests have access to the alcohol tasting area from 11AM to 1PM. The Founder’s Lounge casual lunch is served at 11AM and Golden Mallet casual lunch is served at 1PM. Founder’s fieldside casual dinner is served around 4:30PM.
5PM - 8PM
Live Bands and Entertainment on Center Stage! Hot Air Balloons are EXTREMELY weather contingent and may be grounded for safety or weather, therefore come prepared to enjoy the entire festival (including live music, polo etc. later in the day) with or without the balloons.
5PM - 9PM
Weather permitting, Hot Air Balloon Glow & Tethered Rides available. Experience these magical giants up close. A Night Glow is a gathering of hot air balloons that inflate at night. Hot Air Balloons are EXTREMELY weather contingent and may be grounded for safety or weather, therefore come prepared to enjoy the entire festival (including live music, polo etc. later in the day) with or without the balloons. The organizers will do their best to activate hot air balloons. ALL the pilots and crews are on site during specified times, but please understand the organizers cannot control Mother Nature nor can or should they tether or launch balloons in dangerous conditions.
9:00pm
The Victory Cup festivities conclude. Please don’t drink and drive.