Friday and Saturday, August 10th & 11th, 2018
|CEDAR HILLS VINEYARD & GARDENS||RAVANNA||NE|
|DEER SPRINGS WINERY||LINCOLN||NE|
|FEATHER RIVER VINEYARDS||NORTH PLATTE||NE|
|GLACIAL TILL VINEYARDS & WINERY LLC||BENNET||NE|
|JAMES ARTHUR VINEYARDS||RAYMOND||NE|
|MILETTA VISTA WINERY||ST PAUL||NE|
|PRAIRIE CREEK VINEYARD||CENTRAL CITY||NE|
|SOARING WINGS VINEYARD||SPRINGFIELD||NE|
|WHISKEY RUN CREEK VINEYARD & WINERY||BROWNVILLE||NE|
|LITTLE SWAN LAKE WINERY||ESTERVILLE||IA|
|SAWMILL HOLLOW WINERY||VALLEY||IA|
|DARKHORSE WINERY||NAPA VALLEY||CA|
|GALLO FAMILY VINEYARDS||SONOMA||CA|
Wine tasting package $15 in advance. ($19 at the gate) includes festival admission, 5 tastes of wine and souvenir wine glass (while supplies last)
2018 Wines available to Taste at the Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival
After using the 5 tastes of wine tickets, can I buy more taste tickets? Yes, Next to the tasting tents at the Festival is the Wine Store. You will be able to buy more tickets to taste here. Other Frequently Asked Questions??? Wine tasting? Do we need to get tickets in advance? Adult General Admission $14 and Children 6-11 $7, 5 & under free Wine tasting package $15 in advance. ($19 at the gate) includes festival admission, 5 tastes of wine and souvenir wine glass. Available at these locations
What should I bring?
The Festival offers limited seating. Folding chairs are recommended. No coolers or outside foods are allowed. Dogs and pets are also not allowed due to the number of people and food at the festival (Service dogs are an exception to the rule).
Is there food?
The Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival will offer a variety of great food from Italian to Barbeque Restaurants and food companies throughout the event. Last year’s festival included Prairie Fire wood fired pizza, LeVoltaire French, Guaca Maya Mexican, Kebobs, Gyros & Brats, Chicago Dawg House, Big Daddy’s Mini Donuts, Kona Ice, Lauren Beth’s Popcorn, Lithuanian Bakery & Delicatessen, Boyd & Charlie’s BBQ, Jo Jo Gelato, LaCasa’s Pizza, Piccolo’s, Orchard Hill Creamery, Awesome Egg Rolls, Okinawa Sushi, Serendipity Chocolates, Thai Esarn Cuisine, The Big Red Food Truck, and Uncle Ernie’s Barbeque. For an additional $ – enjoy a chance to taste food paired with wine at the Festival’s Food & Wine Experience Sessions. This year’s VIP sessions will be Carrabba’s on Friday and Fleming’s Steakhouse on Saturday. For additional $ – The festival also added a Vintners’ Lunch featuring local foods at the Festival host hotel, Comfort Inn & Suites, noon on Saturday.
Children’s things to do?
The Festival will offer more Arts & Crafts in the Marketplace Village as well as a KidZone Area with high flying bungy jumping, pony rides, face painting, inflatable bounce, slide, obstacle course and popular bull ride activities for the kids.
What time do the gates open?
The Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival will be open 5 PM until 11 PM on Friday, August 10th and Saturday, August 11th gates open at 3 PM until 11 PM .
Is it fairly easy to get parked?
Yes, Parking is offered free and available on street and other surfaces.
Family Fare Supermarkets – 14 Area Locations
Corkscrew Wine and Cheese – RockBrook Village – 108th & Center & New Location Blackstone District 3908 Farnam St
Wohlner’s Market – 3253 Dodge Street, Midtown Crossing
The Winery – 741 N 98th St., Westroads
Patrick’s Market – 14th & Howard Street, Downtown
WineStyles – 1006 S 74th Plz – 74th & Pacific
Brewsky’s – Q Street – 15350 Weir Street or Park Drive
From Nebraska Gift Shop, James Arthur Tasting Room – 803 Q Street, Haymarket Downtown