Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival

On the grounds of Evergreen Elementary School:
817 W. Main Street
Waterford, WI 53185

Absolutely no smoking, alcohol, bikes, skateboards or animals on school grounds!

"Morning Launch" 5K Run/Walk results

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 1st 5K "Morning Launch" Family Run/Walk! We had over 200 registrants! Congratulations to the top winners! 

Click here for the full race results 

New For 2014 - Amateur Photo Contest 
Charge up your batteries and get ready to take your best shot!!

     Eligibility: An amateur photographer is an individual that does not derive income from photography.
     Age Groups: 10-18, and over 18 years of age

  • A. Balloons - any picture of a hot air balloon(s) at the Festival in flight, or at the glow, and etc.
  • B. Activities -  anything other than the balloons at the Festival of human interest; i.e. games, punt,pass,kick, crowds of people, bands, and etc.

Be Creative!
Balloon Fest Photo Contest Info

Pictures should be mounted on a heavy 4 x 6 cardboard with either rubber cement or double sided tape. Each picture must have a caption attached below the photo depicting a story related to the 2014 Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival. The back of the photo must have the Age Group (1 or 2), Category (A or B), name, address, e-mail, telephone number, and age. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place cash winners for each age/category and one grand champion prize!

Photos will be judged on the basis of technical quality, composition and story-telling ability.

Entries may be mailed or dropped off at the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce office or in our drop box at 102 E Main St, Waterford, WI, 53185. Photos must include a signed entry form and payment. (Checks can made payable to WACC). Entry forms may also be picked up at the Chamber office, or the Balloon Festival Chamber Booth. Entries will be disqualified without a signed entry form or payment. Entry deadline is Noon on the second Friday after the festival at the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce. Winners will be notified within 30 days.

The WACC reserves the right to use said photos in any way in order to promote the Balloon Festival and/or Waterford, WI.


Thank you to those who participated in our first Balloonfest Photo Contest. The winners are:
Category A--Balloons, under 18 years old:
  • 1st prize & grand prize for age- Jake Krueger
  • 2nd prize- Sophia Chiodo
  • 3rd prize- Madison Unger
Category A--Balloons, over 18 years old:
  • 1st prize & grand prize for age- James Hauser
  • 2nd prize- Tracy Galezewski
  • 3rd prize- Jeanette Nathan
Category B--People, under 18 years old:
  • 1st prize- Madison Unger
  • 2nd prize- Valerie Knurr
  • 3rd prize- Madelyn Joski
Category B--People, over 18 years old:
  • 1st prize- Jonathan Nelson
  • 2nd prize- Laura Mettelman
  • 3rd prize- Ann Marie Ludwig
Feel free to stop into the Chamber office to see the winners and all of the entries.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the Chamber office at: (262) 534.5911 or chamber@waterford-wi.org.

Beautiful Waterford, Wisconsin is conveniently located approximately 30 minutes Southwest of Milwaukee, 2 hours North of Chicago and 30 minutes West of Racine.

Please Support these Event Sponsors

Discover Wisconsin


Discover Wisconsin

Discover Wisconsin has been a great marketing partner for the Waterford Balloon Fest.

Village of Waterford


Village of Waterford

It is the mission of the Village Board of Trustees to deliver open and accessible governance to the Village of Waterford

Runzheimer International


Runzheimer Foundation

The Runzheimer Foundation is the philanthropy division of Runzheimer International. They support numerous community events and non-profits.

Edstrom Industries


Edstrom Industries

Edstrom designs and manufactures product solutions that improve efficiencies in various markets throughout the world including pharmaceutical, agricultural and more.

HyPro Incorporated


HyPro Incorporated

HyPro Incorporated is a native Waterford company providing precision machined components for the heavy equipment and agricultural industries.

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Waterford Balloon Fest