Fredericksburg Texas Hot Air Balloon Festival


29 - 30

4:00 PM / 8:00 PM

Bankersmith: 7905 Old San Antonio Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624


Polo. Live Music. Hot Air Balloons. Fashion. Food. Drinks. Vendors. This event isn’t just a polo match or balloon festival, it’s a networking and social destination drawing thousands for each event.

Kid and pet friendly, bring the entire family. Come on out and enjoy a gorgeous day of green grass, new friends, majestic horses, heart pounding polo, dozens of food and alcohol partners, and (weather permitting) beautiful hot air balloons!

The best attended polo match in the United States and celebrating our 15th year, the Victory Cup has become known as “America’s Polo Match!”

First and foremost, The Victory Cup is a National Polo Tournament with dozens of vendors, food and alcohol partners. The Victory Cup has grown to be one of the largest equestrian events in the United States (over 75,000 attendees in 2018), and is definitely the most fun.

Hot Air Balloons are a fun and important part of this festival but extremely weather contingent. For those who are primarily attending to see balloons, please come prepared to enjoy the full festival schedule. Due to safety guests must understand that weather may ground balloons.

Our main charity is Purple Heart Homes through 7 Days For The Troops”. This was was started in 2006 by Scott Burns, a Marine Veteran with a service connected disability. Scott wanted to do something in support of our men and women fighting over seas, so he decided to build a 20 foot high tower outside a mall in Tupelo, Mississippi, where he would stay for seven days (168 hours).

The campaign turned into an annual event, through which Scott and his family have raised tens of thousands of dollars for American service members and veterans’ programs by collecting donations through sponsors, raffle drawings, and creative fundraising challenges among the audience.

The first annual event in the State of Texas will take place in Fredericksburg on November 23-30. All proceeds from the 7 Days for The Troops Campaign will go to Purple Heart Homes.


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