2016 Battle Creek Field of Flight

June 29, 2016 through July 4, 2016

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Applebee’s Battle Creek Wall featuring the BC Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival - Photo by Lisa Burns

“A special Thank you to Applebee’s in Battle Creek for featuring the BC Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival on their wall! What an amazing job and tribute! Thank you for the support!


Skerbeck Entertainment Group Family Carnival - June 29 - July 4

Skerbeck Entertainment Group Carnival, Escanaba, MI

The Battle Creek Field of Flight will be having our ever-popular carnival midway back again this year. Skerbeck Entertainment Group, Inc.  will be operating all 6 days in 2016 - June 29 - July 4th, with an AMAZING array of rides, food and games for Battle Creek's premier annual event.


The 2016 Carnival will be located adjacent to the event grounds. Once on the event grounds, it is FREE to browse around and take in the sights and sounds. At night, the carnival will light up with colorful lights, truly some of the most beautiful in the carnival industry.

The best part about Skerbeck Entertainment Group returning is their endless rotation of rides. Running different traveling packs, some rides will be different than what was on-site the last two year. So make sure you come on out and try out what we didn't have on-hand previously.

Skerbeck Entertainment Group also uses a high-tech ticketing system, making it easier for you to get your tickets before hand and to save some additional money. We guarantee deep discounts on daily all-day ride wristbands as well as mega packs.

2016 Carnival Line-Up

Skerbeck Carnival - Milligan WheelSkerbeck Entertainment Group, Inc., based in Escanaba, Michigan, will return as the midway provider for Battle Creek’s premier annual festival, occurring at the W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek from June 29 - July 4, 2016.

According to Sonja Skerbeck, Marketing Director for Skerbeck Entertainment Group, “We had a great run at the festival in 2015.  Customers really responded to the quality of our midway, and especially to the deep discounts we provided with our online advanced sale promotion.  Customers seem to really appreciate the ability to purchase ahead of the festival using their credit card.  It allows families to reserve cash for the day they attend and spend it on other fun activities.  Redemption for wristbands is speedy with our bar-code scanning system at the ticket boxes, and that gets the fun started faster than ever before.”Skerbeck Carnival - Carousel Ride

 Other features of the family-friendly midway will include customer amenities such as ATMs, hand-washing stations, misting fans, and plenty of covered seating.


Pay-one-price wristbands will be available on every day of the festival. Advance Discount All-Day Band Pricing will be announced next spring so stay tuned... 


  • Wednesday, June 29 5pm - 10:30pm $25
  • Thursday, June 30 5pm - 10:30pm $25
  • Friday, July 1 1pm - 11pm $25
  • Saturday, July 2 9am - 11pm $30
  • Sunday, July 3 9am - 11pm $30
  • Monday, July 4 9am - 11pm $30

Website: Skerbeck Entertainment Group
Facebook: Skerbeck Entertainment Group on Facebook

TWO FIREWORKS SHOWS! Saturday July 2 & Monday July 4

Fireworks by Melrose PyroFireworks by Melrose Pyro

That's right! TWO ENTIRE FIREWORKS SHOWS! For 2016, The Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival is proud to announce that there will be TWO EVENINGS of Fireworks Displays in 2016. Our Fireworks displays are one of the most popular features of the event. Both Fireworks shows will begin at dusk and will be on Saturday, July 2 and Monday, July 4. The raindate for the Saturday fireworks will be Sunday, July 3. There will be no rain date for the July 4 fireworks.

Over the years, the Fireworks Display has become a major draw itself and has been produced by greats like PyroTechno, the Grucci Brothers & Melrose Pyrotechnics. The fireworks displays will each be over 15 minutes long (one of the largest in the State of Michigan) and will be choreographed to Patriotic Music along with some pop, rock & country.

Don't miss BOTH of the Booming Fireworks at this year's Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival at the W.K. Kellogg Airport

The 2016 Fireworks Displays will be produced by the WORLD FAMOUS & AWARD WINNING Pyrotechnic Company Melrose Pyrotechnics. In fact, Melrose Pyrotechnics was awarded FIRST PLACE Trophy in one of the most prestigious pyrotechnic competitions in the world, the Da Nang International Fireworks Competition in Vietnam in 2013. The display that they plan and choreograph at the Field of Flight will no doubt be high tech, awe-inspiring, and phenomenal. The fireworks displays will be on SATURDAY, JULY 2 and MONDAY, JULY 4. The raindate for the Saturday fireworks will be Sunday, July 3. There will be no rain date for the July 4 fireworks.




Sponsoring this event is the perfect way to get your company or business connected deeper with the community and is a great promotional opportunity for your business. You will get recognition in our event program, on our event grounds, website, Facebook and many other ways. Become part of this family event that helps present one of the Nation’s LARGEST Air Show & Balloon Festivals.

Call 269-962-0592 for information about being a Sponsor.

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