Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Events

7th Annual Waterford Balloonfest

Waterford Balloonfest

JULY 21-23, 2017

Free Admission!

This year marks the seventh annual Waterford Balloonfest which is one of about 100 festivals that balloon enthusiasts coast-to-coast know about, talk about, and vow to revisit each year. More than a dozen balloonists from around the nation gather for this genuinely unique event. There is NO entrance fee for the Balloonfest so bring your family and friends to enjoy the event of the year!

We will bring back our classic evening balloon glows for Friday and Saturday evenings. These evening balloon glows are a visitor favorite! Weather permitting, the balloonists will highlight their amazing flying skills at a flight competition Saturday morning.


Do you have a few hours to volunteer at this event? We need over 100 volunteers to help make this event a success. More information coming soon...

Balloon Information

Hot air balloon rides during the event are available for certain sponsorship levels. Others interested in balloon flights at the event will need to contact our balloonist, 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!

2016 Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Form
Specialty Sponsorhip Form

Arts & Crafts Show

Friday, July 21st, 4-8pm
Saturday, July 22nd, 10am - 8pm
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 Expo

Saturday, July 22nd, 10am - 5pm
Business Vendor Application

Food Vendor Information

Cover Letter
Food Vendor Application

Central Racine County Health Department (CRCHD)

Required documents for food vendors:
CRCHD Cover Letter
CRCHD Application
CRCHD Brochure

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.