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2018 Montpelier Bean Days Balloon Fest Schedule of Events


All scheduled events, balloon flights, glows and tethers are subject and are limited to weather conditions.

Thursday, July 19

6:30 pm    Montpelier’s Got Talent Show – CANCELLED due to lack of participants (we apologize for the inconvenience)


Friday, July 20

4 pm – 7 pm    9th MHS Alumni Reunion, Montpelier Exempted Village Schools, 1015 Brown Rd., Parking/entrance in the rear.


Friday, July 20 – ALL events in Downtown Montpelier

11 am – 9 pm    Head downtown & visit local restaurants, food vendors and businesses

9 am – 5 pm    St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Basement Sale, 402 Broad St.

11 am    St. John’s Lutheran Church Sausage Sandwiches & Root Beer Floats, 209 Broad St. (Also on Saturday @ same time)

Noon – 11 pm    Beer Garden, Downtown Celebrating Drop Tine Winery & Tap House Grand Opening (MUST BE 21 TO PURCHASE ALCOHOL / MUST SHOW PHOTO ID)

5 pm    First Presbyterian Fish Fry, 114 W. Washington St.

5 pm    Montpelier Bean Days Bean Contest, Podium at Empire St.

5 – 6:30 pm    Touch a Truck, Washington Street between Jonesville and Empire Streets

5 – 8 pm    Ugly Veteran’s Car Wash – CANCELLED (we apologize for the inconvenience)

5 – 8 pm    Trackside Modelers RR Club, 308 W. Main St., FREE

5 – 8:30 pm    Downtown Extravaganza – FREE Kids Activities, Bounce House and Face Painting

5:30 pm    Downtown Parade of Hot Air Balloon Pilots & Opening Invocation, Beginning at the Fire Station (107 S. Monroe St.) then turning right onto Main St. and ending on the east side of town at River St.

6:30 pm    Fire Truck Pull & Bucket Brigade, Montpelier Fire Station, 107 S. Monroe St., FREE (Registration at 5:50 pm)

7 pm     Hot Air Balloon Fly Over – Weather permitting the balloons will float over downtown! Hot air balloon rides available for purchase ($250 per passenger) – Contact Balloon Fest Bean Days Staff to purchase or for more information

7:30 pm    Hot Air Balloon SHOW & GLOW – Main Street Park, 309 E. Main St.

7:30 pm    Hot Air Balloon TETHER – Fire Station, 107 S. Monroe St. (RIDE FEE: $10 per person)

8 pm    Featured entertainment by BIG CADDY DADDY, Downtown Stage


Saturday, July 21

DOWNTOWN MONTPELIER EVENTS

7 am    Hot Air Balloon Fly Over – Weather permitting the balloons will float over downtown!

7 – 11 am    Rotary Breakfast, Montpelier Fire Station, 107 S. Monroe St., Free will donation

11 am    St. John’s Lutheran Church Sausage Sandwiches & Root Beer Floats, 209 Broad St.

11 am – 8 pm    Trackside Modelers RR Club, Montpelier Trackside Modelers, 414 W. Main St., FREE

1 pm    62nd Annual Bean Days Parade “Building a Brighter Future Through Recreation” – Beginning at the Williams Co. Fairgrounds, the parade will head west on Main St. and end at the west edge of town * Grand Marshals – Montpelier Police Dept. K9, Justice and his handler Sgt. Josh Mercer*


OTHER MONTPELIER AREA EVENTS

7:15 am    Montpelier Firefighters 5K, Montpelier Exempted Village School, 1015 E. Brown Rd.

9 am    Class Act Sand Volleyball – CANCELLED due to lack of participants (we apologize for the inconvenience)


Saturday, July 21 – Williams Co. Fairgrounds, 619 E. Main St. Events

No entrance to fairgrounds on County Road M.  No coolers, glass bottles or pets allowed. 

All scheduled events, balloon flights, glows and tethers are subject and are limited to weather conditions.

Gate open 1 pm – 11 pm
FEE:     $7.00 per person, $5.00 with canned good (will be donated to local food pantries) – Veterans FREE and children 10 & under FREE w/adult          

1 – 9 pm    Pre-Glow Expo in the Campground Area – Crafts, Vendor & Sponsor Booths

2 – 9 pm    Bean Sprouts Kids Korner – FREE (with paid admission) Bounce Houses, Jungle Island Petting Zoo & Pony Rides

1 – 11 pm    Food Vendors

1 pm – 12 am    Beer / Wine Garden (MUST BE 21 TO PURCHASE ALCOHOL / MUST SHOW PHOTO ID)

4:30 – 6:30 pm    Laurel’s Princess Parties featuring PJ Masks (Owlette, Catboy & Gecko), Super Heros – Photos &Autographs

4:30 – 6:30 pm    Face Painting & Balloon Art

6 – 6:45 pm    Hot Air Balloon Rides available for purchase, FEE: $250 per passenger

7 pm    Hot Air Balloon Launch/Flight

7 pm    Hot Air Balloon Tethered Rides (Two Balloons), FEE: $10/passenger

7 – 11 pm    Featured Entertainment by MINDSEYE

8 pm    Bike Give-Away Drawing (2 girls/2 boys bikes), Stage

Dusk    Hot Air Balloon GLOW and LASER LIGHT SHOW Production by LaserEncore

10 pm    50/50 Drawing Winner Announced


Post-festival Events

Sunday, July 22

11 am    Worship Service, St. John’s Lutheran Church 209 Broad St.