Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Events

Waterford Balloonfest

This year marks the 7th annual Waterford Balloonfest, one of about 100 hot air balloon festivals around the country that balloon enthusiast come to visit each year. The event, which takes place on the school grounds of Evergreen Elementary in Waterford, WI, features hot air balloon activities (including competitions, launches and night glows), food, craft & business vendors, a beer garden, live entertainment stages for kids & adults, helicopter rides, tethered balloon rides, an outdoor movie, kids activities & more. Admission is free!



Event Details

Evergreen Elementary, 817 W Main St, Waterford, WI

Friday, July 21: 4-midnight
Saturday, July 22: 6:30am-midnight
Sunday, July 23: 6:30am-6pm


Do you have a few hours to volunteer at this event? We need over 100 volunteers to help make this event a success. If you are interested in volunteering complete the General Volunteer Packet and return to the chamber office by June 27, 2017.  Questions? Contact Kathy Robers at: kathyrobers@outlook.com.

Balloon Information

Those interested in scheduling a hot air balloon ride should contact balloonist coordinator Ken Walter with WindDancer Balloon Promotions, aballoonride@gmail.com prior to the event.

* All balloon events are weather dependent. * Ballooning is a fair weather sport. Assuming visibility is good, the key consideration is the wind speed. Generally, a launch is not feasible when the wind exceeds 8 miles per hour. The preferred flying times are just after sunrise and just before sunset, when the winds are lighter and more stable. The pilots make a determination concerning the weather.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Help support Southeastern Wisconsin's most magical event through sponsorship! Your business will benefit from exposure to 25,000+ visitors! Our goal is not only to grow our region as a destination location for spectacular events, but to grow together with your business!

We need and encourage sponsorship to help fund the festival year after year. Show your appreciation to customers and reward employees by sharing the following benefits of your sponsorship. Community organizations, individuals and families are also encouraged to become a sponsor! For more information, please contact The Game Plan Group at andrea@thegameplangroup.com

Arts & Craft Market

Friday, July 21st, 4pm-10pm
Saturday, July 22nd, 11am-10pm
Arts & Crafts Vendor Application

Our show is a juried show. JURY PROCESS: All items must be handmade by the vendor to be located in the arts and crafts area. No commercial products, buy-sell items, or home party products are allowed. If found selling these products you will be asked to remove them and/or leave the craft show. No refund will be issued if your booth is closed for this reason.

Each application must be accompanied by the following:

1) Three photos showing the progression of your product from start to finish (ie. beginning, midway completed, and final product).

2) One close-up photo of your product (this may also be one of the "in-progress" photos).

3) Two finished product photos, close-up.

Business Vendor Village

Saturday, July 22 - 11am-4pm (may elect to stay later)
Business Vendor Application

Food Vendors

Friday, July 21 - 4pm-10pm
Saturday, July 22 - 11am-10pm
Sunday, July 23 - 11am-6pm (optional)
Food Vendor Application

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.