Activities

The Pie Capital of Texas® Aug. 30 –  Sept. 1 Labor Day Weekend

Fun for the Whole Family!

Join us Labor Day Weekend for the Hill Country’s premier hot air balloon festival, right here in Kyle, the Pie Capital of Texas! 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.

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 gallery of balloons that attended in 2018. Below are three amazing ways to experience them:

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

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

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.

Hot Air Balloon Schedule

Friday Evening

7 p.m. –
Opening Ceremony with Stars and Stripes and Tethered Rides begin

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. –
“Glow Show”

Saturday Morning

6:30 a.m. –
“Mass Ascension”

Saturday Evening

7 p.m. –
Tethered Rides begin
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. –
“Glow Show”

Sunday Morning

6:30 a.m. –
“Mass Ascension”

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 2019 festival.

-Django Walker
-Blue Water Highway
-Sloppy Joe Band
-Broken Arrow Band
-Buck ‘N Crazy Band

Live Music Schedule

Friday Evening

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
DJ Cue

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Django Walker

8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Blue Water Highway

Saturday Morning

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Broken Arrow Band

Saturday Evening

5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
DJ Cue

6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Sloppy Joe Band

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Buck ‘N Crazy Band

Sunday Morning

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

Vendor Market

Over 45+ vendors will be on-site ranging from restaurant, handcrafted items and nonprofit groups.

Click Here to see a list of vendors

–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

–Scentsy

–Loading Zone Grill and Budaful Sweets

–Girl Scout Troop 1482

–Kyle Law Enforcement Association

–Drakes Fun Foods

–DIGITAL VACATION QUEST/SOUTHERN JOURNEYS

–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. The Texas Pie Company will be slicing and serving up a variety of pie from several regional pie shops.

Pie-Eating Contest

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

7:15 p.m.-
Pie-Eating Competition hosted by Broadway Bank

Saturday Morning

11:00 a.m.-
Pie-Eating Competition hosted by Broadway Bank 

Saturday Evening

7:15 p.m.-
Pie-Eating Competition hosted by Broadway Bank

Sunday Morning

9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Judging for Pie-Baking competition hosted by the Plum Creek Recreation Committee

Hello! My Name is Kyle

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 around 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, during our annual “Kyle Pie in the Sky” Hot Air Balloon Festival.

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!

Come register onsite!

Firework Show and EOL Kite Performers

New for 2019!  Fireworks will be held during the Friday and Saturday Night Sessions around 9:45 p.m. The End of the Line Kite Performers will be performing periodically in the sky during all sessions. EOL Kite Performers will host a kite making booth from 10:00 a.m.-noon and 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Saturday