A printable version of the 2021 schedule will be available as we get closer to the event. We are adding fun activities for the entire family.

2021 Montpelier Bean Days Balloon Fest Schedule of Events


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


Friday, July 16 – ALL events in Downtown Montpelier

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

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

1 – close    Trackside Modelers RR Club, 308 W. Main St., FREE

4-7:30pm   Live music provided by John & Jenn at Founders Park, bring a chair and stay for the evening

4 – 11 pm    Food Vendors and Beer Garden at Founder’s Park (MUST BE 21 TO PURCHASE ALCOHOL / MUST SHOW PHOTO ID)

5 – 9 pm    Caricature Artist, Putt Putt Golf, Climbing Wall, Balloon Art, Photo Booth, Interactive Game Floor, and Animal Karts.

5 pm  Iron Horse River Trail Race, start and finish at Town Hall.  $15 per participant

5:30 pm   Progressive Dinner sponsored by the Montpelier Area Chamber of Commerce.  Appetizer at Cookies on Demand, Entrée and a drink at Drop Tine Winery and Tap House, dessert at Kommon Kravings. $35 for 1 person, $50 for a couple.

5:30 pm Cornhole registration near the tennis court

6 pm Cornhole tournament

6-9 pm    Cruise In Car Show on Empire Street

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

6:30 pm Kickball registration at the D2 softball diamond

7 pm Kickball tournament

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

8-11 pm    Live Music provided by the Holbrook Brothers at Founders Park

9 pm  Outdoor Movie at the Montpelier Public Library


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 – 3 pm    Trackside Modelers RR Club, Montpelier Trackside Modelers, 414 W. Main St., FREE

1 pm    64th Annual Bean Days Parade “Fun in the Sun” – Beginning at the Williams Co. Fairgrounds, the parade will head west on Main St. and end at the west edge of town


OTHER MONTPELIER AREA EVENTS

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

8:15 am    Volleyball registration

9 am – 3:30pm Volleyball tournaments Sand Volleyball courts

3 pm Dodgeball registration at the tennis courts

3:45 -5 pm Dodgeball tournaments

5:30 pm Basketball registration at the concession stand

6:30 – 11:30 pm Basketball tournaments


Post-festival Events

Sunday, July 22

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