Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival & Polo Match

Friday, December 04, 2020 - Saturday, December 05, 2020
04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Bankersmith, TX
7905 Old San Antonio Road, Fredericksburg, TX, USA

Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival

Dec 4-5

PRIOR WEDNESDAYS

5 PM - 7 PM

(Nov 25 & Dec 2)

WRISTBAND PICKUP PARTY at

BANKERSMITH, TX

Get your wristbands any Wednesday leading to the event without waiting in line! Come pre-register between 5PM and 7PM on Wednesday at Bankersmith Texas for the event! Get your wristbands so you do NOT have to wait in LONG lines during the event! Live music, drinks and food plus all our furry and feathered farm friends will be on hand to greet you on Wednesday!


Friday

Dec 4

Noon

CHRISTMAS MARKET OPENS

CAMPGROUNDS OPEN

BANKERSMITH, TX OPENS


12 PM - 3 PM

WRISTBAND PICKUP PARTY at BANKERSMITH, TX

Get your wristbands without waiting in line! Come pre-register between 12 PM and 3 PM on Friday at Bankersmith Texas for the event! Get your wristbands early so you do NOT have to wait in LONG lines Friday and Saturday! Live music, drinks and food plus all our furry and feathered farm friends will be on hand to greet you on Thursday!


Gates Open at Noon - 10PM

BANKERSMITH, TX

Open to all guests! Live Music, Drinks, Shopping and food available at Bankersmith TX Dance Hall and Saloon. Come enjoy the old post office and General Store while listening to some live music, local artists. A Texas Gun Fight around 6PM is sure to break out as well as a brief Cowboy Comedy Show. All ticketed guests have full access to Bankersmith, TX both Friday and Saturday during normal operating hours.


12 PM - 10 PM

CHRISTMAS VENDOR VILLAGE, BAR AND FOOD TRUCKS

Bankersmith Dance Hall and Saloon Vendor Area OPEN for all ticketed guests to take a stroll through our diverse Vendor Village purchase a tasty cocktail and meal at the Bar.


12 PM - 3 PM

LIVE MUSIC at BANKERSMITH

Acoustic Duets on the Outdoor Stage at Bankersmith, TX


3 PM - 6 PM

LIVE MUSIC at BANKERSMITH

Therese Britt Pickers Circle on the Outdoor Stage at Bankersmith, TX


4 PM - 6 PM

TEXAS GUNFIGHTERS at BANKERSMITH

Enjoy a Meet and Greet with the Texas Gunfighters and a brief cowboy comedy show on the Outdoor Stage at Bankersmith, TX. Great photo opportunities!


4 PM - 9 PM

HOT AIR BALLOONS & HELICOPTERS

Gates open at ‘Bankersmith, Too’ and Balloon Passholders can get their Helicopter or Hot Air Balloon Rides (weather contingent). 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. If balloons are unable to activate due to safety, you can automatically upgrade to a Helicopter Ride! Watch the Weather and check for wind gusts under 5 MPH for best balloon weather. 


4 PM - 8:30 PM

HOT AIR BALLOON NIGHT ACTIVATION

VIP AREA OPEN at FREDERICKSBURG POLO FIELD

Get to see the balloons, enjoy Live Music, and a private bar (food and drinks not included). Live Music on the Outdoor Stage.


4 PM - 7 PM

LIVE MUSIC at POLO & BALLOON FIELD

Mark Gorman performs on the Outdoor Stage at ‘Bankersmith, Too’


6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

LIVE MUSIC at BANKERSMITH

Come enjoy the food, drink and live music by the Frumkin Gang at Bankersmith, TX


7 PM - 10 PM

LIVE MUSIC at POLO & BALLOON FIELD

Jeff Edwards Band performs on the Outdoor Stage at ‘Bankersmith, Too’


Until 9 PM

(Approx)

HOT AIR BALLOONS & HELICOPTERS

Balloon Passholders can get their Helicopter or Hot Air Balloon Rides (weather contingent) at Bankersmith, Too until nightfall. Weather permitting, Hot Air Balloon Glow & Tethered Rides available. Experience these magical giants up close. Once the Balloon activation is complete, head on over to Bankersmith Dance Hall and Saloon for drinks, great live music and dinner.


Bankersmith Open until 10PM

BANKERSMITH, TX

Open to all guests! Live music, drinks and food available at Bankersmith TX Dance Hall, Saloon and Ghost Town. Come enjoy the old post office and General Store while listening to some live music, local artists. Live Music Acts perform inside the General Store and Saloon at Bankersmith, TX until 9:30 PM. All ticketed guests have full access to Bankersmith, TX both Friday and Saturday until 10PM.


Saturday

10 AM

CHRISTMAS MARKET OPENS


10 AM - 10 PM

BANKERSMITH, TX is OPEN

Bankersmith opens at 10AM! Come early and avoid the lines! Get your wristbands early! Live music, drinks and food vendors at Bankersmith TX Dance Hall, Saloon and Ghost Town. Come enjoy the old post office and General Store while listening to some live music, local artists. A Texas Gun Fight will break out around 4 PM as well! All ticketed guests have full access to Bankersmith, TX until 10PM on Saturday.


10 AM - 1 PM

VIP LOBSTER & CRABFEST SERVICE

Come enjoy fresh Maine Lobster and Alaskan Snow Crab at Bankersmith Dance Hall and Saloon! All VIP’s have a private seafood reception in the Hall!


10 AM - 1 PM

LIVE MUSIC at BANKERSMITH

Danny White, Cowboy Capital Troubadour performs on the Outdoor Stage for General Admission at Bankersmith, TX


Noon - 2 PM

LIVE MUSIC at BANKERSMITH

First Annual Songwriters Competition is held in the VIP Dance Hall at Bankersmith, TX


Noon - 3 PM

Chris Reeves Trio performs LIVE on the Christmas Tent stage at Bankersmith, TX

Ransom Brothers Band performs LIVE on the outdoor stage at Bankersmith TOO.


2 PM - 3:30 PM

BULL RIDING PHOTO OPP

Ride a Texas Longhorn straight our of the North Polo at Bankesmith, TX and make a memory that will last a lifetime!


2 PM - 9 PM

GATES TO POLO FIELD & HOT AIR BALLOON PARK OPENS

at BANKERSMITH, TOO

Gates open for the Balloon, Polo and VIP Areas at ‘Bankersmith, Too’ for all ticketed guests to take a stroll and enjoy the countryside. As the winds die down the balloons will attempt to activate safely. Winds typically become more favorable by late afternoon. Watch the Weather and check for wind gusts under 5 MPH for best balloon weather. Helicopter rides will be available 2PM Saturday until close.


3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

LIVE MUSIC at BANKERSMITH

Rodney Joe Smith Trio performs on the Outdoor Stage for General Admission at Bankersmith, TX


3 PM - 6 PM

LIVE MUSIC at BANKERSMITH

Lauren Corzine Performance on the Christmas Tent Stage at Bankersmith, TX


2 PM - 3:30 PM

POLO MATCH at BANKERSMITH POLO FIELD

Cowboy Polo at ‘Bankersmith Too’ on The Field.  Get ready for a great Polo Match! National Anthem by a local artist. Texas and American Flag Retirement Ceremony by The Texas Rangers! Ceremonial ball is thrown out and the Victory Cup Cowboy Polo Match begins. Polo Trophy presentation and Best Dressed Contest soon after!


4:00 PM

POLO TROPHY PRESENTATION

This is only our second Victory Cup on this field! Watch for our full calendar of Spring events soon starting in March through May (mark your calendars)! Trophy presentation to the Winning Polo Team will happen on the Field Side! Guests will have an opportunity to take pictures with the winning polo team, after the matches, and The Victory Cup Trophy.


 4 PM - 7 PM

LIVE MUSIC at BANKERSMITH DANCE HALL

Kin Faux Performance in the Bankersmith Dance Hall


5 PM - 7 PM

VIP LOBSTER & CRAB FEST SERVICE

Come enjoy fresh Maine Lobster and Alaskan Snow Crab at Bankersmith Dance Hall and Saloon! All VIP’s have a private seafood reception in the Hall!


6 PM - 9 PM

LIVE MUSIC at POLO & BALLOON FIELD

Performance by on the Outdoor Stage at ‘Bankersmith, Too’

LIVE MUSIC at BANKERSMITH

Bonnie Lang performs on the Christmas Tent Stage at Bankersmith, TX


6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

LIVE MUSIC at BANKERSMITH

Josh Paulson performs for General Admission at Bankersmith, TX


Until 9 PM

HOT AIR BALLOONS & HELICOPTERS

As the winds die down, the Balloons will begin to inflate. Gates open at ‘Bankersmith, Too’ at 2PM and Balloon Passholders can get their Helicopter or Hot Air Balloon Rides (weather contingent) Saturday afternoon. 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. If balloons are unable to activate due to safety, you can automatically upgrade to a Helicopter Ride! Watch the Weather and check for wind gusts under 5 MPH for best balloon weather. 


Until 9 PM (Approx)

HOT AIR BALLOONS & HELICOPTERS

Balloon Passholders can get their Helicopter or Hot Air Balloon Rides (weather contingent) until nightfall. Weather permitting, Hot Air Balloon Glow & Tethered Rides available. Experience these magical giants up close. Watch the Weather and check for wind gusts under 5 MPH for best balloon weather. 


Bankersmith Open until 10PM

BANKERSMITH, TX

Open to all guests! Come party with the Hot Air Balloon Pilots and Polo Players! Enjoy live music and great food and drinks. Live music, drinks and food available at Bankersmith TX Dance Hall, Saloon and Ghost Town. Come enjoy the old post office and General Store while listening to some live music, local artists. All ticketed guests have full access to Bankersmith, TX both Friday and Saturday until 10PM. Get home safe and DO NOT drink and drive.


EVENT LOCATION & PARKING: The schedule for this event will be held at TWO LOCATIONS:


LOCATION ONE: 7905 Old San Antonio Road, Fredericksburg, Texas in a historic Texas Ghost Town called Bankersmith, Texas! All Lobster, Oyster, Crab and Seafood service will be held HERE!


LOCATION TWO: 8142 Old San Antonio Road, Grapetown, Texas 78624 on a beautiful 85 acre equestrian property! All attendees MUST park here! No on street parking. Handicap parking, hay rides and shuttling will be available.

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FRIDAY NIGHT PASS without TETHERED BALLOON RIDE

$22.85

HOT AIR BALLOON TETHERED RIDE ONLY (DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION)

$49.84
+ $2.48 sales tax

PAID PARKING (PER VEHICLE - REQUIRED)

$22.89
+ $1.24 sales tax

GENERAL ADMISSION WEEKEND PASS without TETHERED BALLOON RIDE

$33.64
+ $0.83 sales tax

GENERAL ADMISSION PASS WEEKEND PASS with TETHERED BALLOON RIDE

$66.00
+ $3.30 sales tax

GOLDEN MALLET WEEKEND PASS plus ROSE’ ALL DAY LOUNGE

$162.94
+ $6.19 sales tax

GOLDEN MALLET COUPLE'S WEEKEND PASS plus ROSE’ ALL DAY LOUNGE

$270.68
+ $9.90 sales tax

FOUNDER’S LOUNGE WEEKEND VIP PASS with TETHERED BALLOON RIDE

$324.60
+ $13.61 sales tax

FOUNDER’S LOUNGE COUPLE'S WEEKEND VIP PASS with TETHERED BALLOON RIDES

$513.25
+ $23.93 sales tax

FOUNDER’S LOUNGE VIP TABLE SATURDAY (10 PASSES) with 10 TETHERED BALLOON RIDES

$2,695.43
+ $119.63 sales tax

VICTORY CUP KIDS WEEKEND PASS (AGE 3-18)

$12.10
+ $0.41 sales tax

CAMPING PASS w/ 6 GA PASSES

$216.57

Saturday Helicopter Ride Only (does not include admission)

$65.90

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