Hot Air Balloon Festival Labor Day Weekend

The Pie Capital of Texas®


Labor Day Weekend

There is a Hot Air Balloon Festival and Pie Eating Contest on Labor Day Weekend in Kyle, Texas. This is one of the top fun things to do on Labor Day Weekend.    

Fun for the Whole Family!

The Hot Air Balloon Festival called Pie in the Sky is right here in Kyle, the Pie Capital of Texas! Join us as beautiful hot air balloons illuminate the sky on Saturday and Sunday evening, and float over the Kyle sky on Monday morning.

Hot Air Balloon Events

Over 25 beautiful hot air balloons will illuminate the sky on Friday and Saturday evenings and will float over the Kyle sky on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Click here to see a photo gallery of balloons. Click here for Videos of our Hot Air Balloon Festival Labor Day Weekend. Below are three amazing ways to experience them:

Mass Ascension

Hot Air Balloon Festival - Mass Ascension



Around sunrise, all hot air balloons will take off at the same time for their morning flights*. Watch the balloons lift off and fly for miles.

It’s possible no balloons will be on the festival grounds after the mass ascension, with the exception of those offering tethered rides.

Glow Shows

Hot Air Balloon Festival Labor Day Weekend - Night Glow

A “Glow Show” is when the hot air balloons inflate and light up from within. Pilots will coordinate “all burns” where they fire their burners at the same time for a breathtaking “Glow Show.” This will happen in both evening sessions*.

Tethered Rides

Hot Air Balloon Festival Labor Day Weekend - Tethered Hot Air Balloon

Want a chance to ride in a hot air balloon? For an additional $25 onsite, festival attendees will be able to step inside a hot air balloon basket and lift high into the sky while safety tethered to the ground*.

Click here to learn more information.

*Weather Permitting

All balloon events are weather permitting, which may include high wind, rain, lightning or other inclement conditions. Our Balloonmiester will make the final decision and safety is always our top priority. No refunds will be given.

Schedule for Hot Air Balloon Festival, Labor Day Weekend

Friday Evening

5-6pm DJ CUE

6-7:30pm Django Walker

7:30pm Pie Eating Contest

7:45pm-8:30pm Hot Air Balloon Glow Show

8:30-10pm Sloppy Joe

Fireworks conclude event

Saturday Morning

6:30am-7:30am Mass Hot Air Balloon Ascension

10:00am – Pie Eating Contest

10:15am – Gathering of Kyle’s 

10:30am-12pm Broken Arrow Band 

**Event closes from noon – 5pm**

Saturday Evening

5-6pm DJ CUE

6-7:30pm LC Rocks

7:30pm Pie Eating Contest

7:45pm -8:30pm Hot Air Balloon Glow Show 

8:30-10pm Kyle Park

Fireworks conclude event 

Sunday Morning

6:30-7:30am Mass Hot Air Balloon Ascension

7am-10am DJ CUE

10am- Pie Baking Contest (at Pie Café)

Event ends at 10:30am

Kids Zone

Kids of all ages will love the Kids Zone!

Live Music

Enjoy our full line-up of awesome performers and DJs included with your ticket! The schedule will be updated as we sign on performers for the 2021 festival.

Live Music Schedule

Friday, Sept. 3rd




Django Walker                    


Sloppy Joe   

Saturday Morning, Sept. 4th

10:30am-12:00 noon

Broken Arrow Band

Saturday Evening




LC Rocks


Kyle Park

Sunday, Sept. 5th

7:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
DJ Cue

Vendor Market

List of Vendors Coming Soon

Over 45+ vendors will be at our Hot Air Balloon Festival Labor Day Weekend, ranging from restaurants, handcrafted items, and nonprofit groups.


–Aaron Simcik Painting

–Kandy Brite

–St. Anthony’s Rosarymakers Guild

–Bacio Kettle Corn

–Johnny Joes concessions

–Kettle King

–Bath Fitter

–Renewal By Andersen

–The Grate BBQ Co

–Rising Phoenix Martial Arts, LLC

–Little Bees Big Honey

–Lori’s Bling Basket

–La Ola Pop Shop

–Total Men’s Primary Care

–Hays County CERT

–Shaved Ice

–Bless Our Mess Custom Creations

–Fredericksburg Mini-Donut Co.

–“Hey, Beautiful” pop-up boutique

–Pepito’s Italian Ice

–Cajun Boudain

–Browning Family Chiropractic & Wellness

–Mo Tea Sir/Wrights Emporium

–Clara’s Vending


–Loading Zone Grill and Budaful Sweets

–Girl Scout Troop 1482

–Kyle Law Enforcement Association

–Drakes Fun Foods


–Cheetah Booster Club

–JENetics Art & Design

–KIPP Texas Public Schools

–Kyle VFW

–Waterstone Mortgage Corporation

–New York Life Insurance Company

Pie Events

Welcome to the Pie Capital of Texas®! True to our trademark, here are some of the pie-related activities you can take part in at the event:

Pie Cafe

Grab a slice of delicious pie, maybe a scoop of some ice cream, and enjoy the true meaning of bliss. Pie Vendors will be slicing and serving up a variety of pies from several regional pie shops.

Pie-Eating Contest

Pie Eating Contest Labor Day Weekend

Join us during the festival for three Pie-Eating Contests, hosted and sponsored by Broadway Bank in Kyle!

Sign-Up the day of to compete to be the master of pie-eating!! Registration will be held on-site. Look for the Broadway Bank bus!

Pie-Baking Contest

Register your best pie into the 3rd Annual Kyle Pie in the Sky Pie-Baking Competition, hosted and sponsored by the Plum Creek Recreation Committee!

Click here to learn more.

Pie Event Schedule

Friday Evening – 7:30 P.M.

Pie-Eating Competition hosted by Broadway Bank

Saturday Morning – 10:00 A.M.

Pie-Eating Competition hosted by Broadway Bank 

Saturday Evening – 7:30 P.M.

Pie-Eating Competition hosted by Broadway Bank

Sunday Morning – 10:00 A.M.

Judging for Pie-Baking competition hosted by the Plum Creek Recreation Committee

Hello! My Name is Kyle – Saturday 10:00 A.M.

The Gathering of the Kyles – A Guinness World Record Attempt

Is your name Kyle? If so, register today as we make our annual Guinness World Record attempt to have the most people with Kyle as their first name. This attempt will take place during our annual “Pie in the Sky” Hot Air Balloon Festival on Labor Day Weekend.

All participants will check-in at the designated location and will then gather for one mass participation photo. Participants will not only get to take part in this World Record attempt, but they will also get into the festival FOR FREE and be able to go home with some awesome “Kyle” swag!

Register Ahead of Time Online. Visit Here.

Firework Show

Fireworks will be held during the Friday and Saturday Night Sessions around 9:45 p.m.