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 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 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 Saturday and Sunday mornings. Click here to see a gallery of balloons attending. 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.

Glow Shows

A “Glow Show” is when the hot air balloons inflate and light themselves 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? Festival attendees will be able to for an additional $25 onsite, 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.

Live Music Schedule

Friday Evening

8:30 p.m. –
Live music headliner

Saturday Morning

9:00 a.m.-
Kid friendly DJ begins
10:30 a.m. –
Live Music

Saturday Evening

6:30 p.m.-
Live Music

8:30 p.m.-
Live Music headliner

Sunday Morning

9:00 a.m.-
Kid friendly DJ begins

Vendor Market

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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

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.

Pie Contests

A “Glow Show” is when the hot air balloons inflate and light themselves 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*.

Pie in the Face

Want a chance to ride in a hot air balloon? Festival attendees will be able to for an additional $25 onsite, 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.

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

9:45 a.m.-
Judging for Pie Baking competition hosted by the Plum Creek Recreation Committee

Hello! My Name is Kyle

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 10a.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!

A huge thank-you to the Rotary Club of Kyle and the Kyle Chamber of Commerce for hosting this attempt!

Firework Show and EOL Kite Performers

New for 2019!  Fireworks will be held during the Friday and Saturday Night Sessions. The EOL Kite Performers will be performing in the sky Friday and Saturday.