Bring your family, friends, lawn chairs / blanket and enjoy a picnic on the lawn of Berea Community School as hot air balloons light up the sky.  This is just part of a weekend of fun at the Annual Spoonbread Festival in Berea.

Balloon Glow 2022 Graphic

NOTE:  Balloon events are always subject to weather conditions.

At the close of the first day of the festival, the hot air balloons will light up the sky with beautiful colors.

Bring the family and lawn chairs and admire this amazing sight that will take your breath away.

Friday, September 16, 2022

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Berea Community School (1 Pirate Parkway, Berea, KY)

Event Fee
The Balloon Glow is a sponsored event which allows us to provided it FREE to the public.  Please support and thank the sponsors.

Parking is free and on a first come first serve basis
Berea Community School Parking lot and all grassy areas around the school lawn.

If you plan on visiting the Hot Air Balloon Glow and will be traveling I-75, we encourage you to use Exit 76 if coming from the South and Exit 77 if coming from the North. Please follow the signs.

Parking will be available at 353 Walnut Meadow Rd and 1 Pirate Pkwy.  Parking is free but will fill up fast.  Please come early.  The Balloon Glow is only a short walk from the parking location on Walnut Meadow Rd.

The main part of the festival is just a short walk from the parking lot at 1 Pirate Pkwy. If your choose to walk, the path to the festival is paved and an easy walk. However if your prefer, a free shuttle will be running throughout the weekend to the festival grounds.


Is this free? YES. This is a free event thanks to our sponsors.

Is parking free? YES. You will need to arrive early as parking spots go fast.

How long does the event last? The time listed on this event is an estimate and the event lasts as long as balloon owners have fuel to light balloons and are willing. If you wish to view the balloons, it is highly encouraged you arrive early.

Is this event wheelchair accessible? Handicap parking is limited and attendees are highly encouraged to arrive early. There are paved areas and accessible sidewalks around the perimeter of the lawn.

2022 Spoonbread Festival Schedule

FRIDAY – Sept. 16

3:00 PM Festival Opens

3:00 PM – Close Carnival Rides & Games

4:00 – 5:00 PM Bobby James (Entertainment Tent)

5:30 PM Motorcycle Show

5:15 – 6:30 PM Kelly Caldwell and Kashmere (Entertainment Tent)

7:00 – 9:00 PM Encore of Lexington (Entertainment Tent)

7:00 – 10:00 PM Balloon Glow (Berea Community School)

SATURDAY – Sept. 17

10:00 AM – Close Carnival Rides & Games

10:00 AM – Close Motorcycle Show

12:00 – 1:00 PM Kentucky Bluegrass Cloggers (Street Performance)

1:00-1:20 PM Spoonbread Eating Contest (Street Set Up)

1:00 – 2:30 PM John Lovern (Entertainment Tent)

2:00 PM Spoonbread Parade (Line-up @ 1pm. Parade Application Form)

3:00 – 4:30 PM Nic Cassetta (Entertainment Tent)

4:30 – 5:00 PM   The Force Dance Academy/ Farristown Dance Team (Street Performance)

5:00 PM Spoonbread Dog Show (On-site registration 4:00-4:45 PM. Registration Form, Rules & Awards) (Green space behind Russel Acton Fold Center)

5:00 – 6:30 PM Tina Taylor and the TNT (Entertainment Tent)

6:30-7:00 PM   Tumble Shine Athletics (Street Performance)

7:00 – 9:00 PM Dylan Jasper Band (Entertainment Tent)

SUNDAY – Sept. 18

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Spoonbread Festival Car Show (On-site registration begins at 9am and ends at 2pm. Judging concludes at 3pm. Pre-Registration and Entry Form)

Noon – 5:00 PM (Close) Carnival Rides & Games

12:30 – 1:30 PM Sam Jones & Scott Collins (Entertainment Tent)

1:30-2:00 PM (Street Performance)

2:00 – 3:00 PM Laurel River Line (Entertainment Tent)

3:00 – 3:30 PM (Street Performance)

3:30 – 5:00 PM (Close)Jeff Parker & Company (Entertainment Tent)

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