2016 Battle Creek Field of Flight

June 29, 2016 through July 4, 2016

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Battle Creek Community Foundation

  Battle Creek/Calhoun County Visitors Bureau

Visit the CCVB for all your
Overnight Accommodations
and Special Events!

Holiday InnHost Hotel for the Battle Creek Field of Flight

Comfort Inn
Host Hotel for the
Battle Creek Field of Flight

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!

Event Info

Tentative Schedule

2016 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

This is a “Tentative Schedule” & we will continue to ADD, ADD, ADD!
All scheduled activities/events are “weather permitting”.
NO RAIN CHECKS OR REFUNDS.

JUNE 29 – JULY 4, 2016

~ Children “3 Ft.” and under are FREE ~
ALL DAY ~ EVERY DAY

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 ~ COMMUNITY KICK OFF DAY ~ FREE PARKING & FREE ADMISSION
5 PM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN.
5 PM ALL VENDORS OPEN – Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun booths with sunglasses, purses, shirts, dresses,  jewelry, Crafts, Flea Market……. AND more!
5 PM SKERBECK CARNIVAL  – Back by popular demand with Amazing rides and games!  Great Entertainment for the entire family! Purchase your ride tickets/wristbands for the Carnival in advance and save $$!
6 PM Field of Rock – Entertainment on Stage TBD.
10:30 PM EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE.

THURSDAY, JUNE 30 ~ $5 Per Car Load ~ Admission is FREE
5 PM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN.
5 PM ALL VENDORS OPEN – Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun booths with sunglasses, purses, shirts, dresses,  jewelry,  Crafts, Flea Market……. AND more!
5 PM SKERBECK CARNIVAL – Back by popular demand with Amazing rides and games!  Great Entertainment for the entire family! Purchase your ride tickets/wristbands for the Carnival in advance and save $$!
5 – 7 PM  “Kids” Day with FREE games & Crafts!  Register to WIN a new Bike!
7 PM HOT-AIR “BALLOON LAUNCH” OR “FLY-IN” @ W.K. Kellogg Airport.
7:30 PM Field of Rock – Entertainment on Stage TBD.
10:30 PM EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE.

FRIDAY, JULY 1 ~ $5 Parking ~ $5 Admission Per Person
1 PM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN.
1 PM ALL VENDORS OPEN – Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun booths with sunglasses, purses, shirts, dresses, jewelry, crafts, Flea Market……. AND more!
1 PM SKERBECK CARNIVAL – Back by popular demand with Amazing rides and games!  Great Entertainment for the entire family! Purchase your ride tickets/wristbands for the Carnival in advance and save $$!
1 – 5 PM TODAY’S AIR SHOW WILL BE A PRACTICE SHOW AND WILL FEATURE…..AMERICA’S PRIDE, THE US AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS, The 4CE Formation Aerobatic Team FEATURING Bill Stein (Edge 540), Rob Holland (MXS), Jack Knutson (Extra 300S); Firebirds XTreme Formation Duo (Holland and Knutson); The Hoppers Formation Team – Tim Brutsche, Paul Wood, Dan Sullivan & Dave Mills  (L- 39 Jets); Kyle Franklin (Cub) Wing Tip Draggin Comedy act; Paul Stender – All New Top Gun Jet Truck and or the ever popular Jet School Bus; Susan Dacy (Super Stearman Big Red); Matt Younkin (Twin Beech 18); Air Show Announcer Phil Dacy! Being a PRACTICE SHOW AND MEDIA DAY for our performers, this show will deviate from the normal routines!
5:30 – 7 PM Battle Creek’s SPEEDFEST
7 PM HOT-AIR “BALLOON LAUNCH” OR “FLY-IN” @ W.K. Kellogg Airport.
7 PM Field of Rock – Entertainment on Stage TBD.
9:15 PM Mesmerizing HOT-AIR “BALLOON ILLUME”.
9:45 PM Field of Rock – Entertainment on Stage TBD.
11 PM EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE.

SATURDAY, JULY 2 ~ $5 Parking ~ $8 Admission Per Person with $2.00 off Coupon or $10 Per Person without Coupon.  MUST BRING COUPON, Smart Phone applications will not apply.  Coupons WILL be available on website and will be in various print advertising. One Coupon per person.
7 AM Battle Creek Half Marathon and 5K Race.  Registration info will be posted on our website by February 1, 2016.
10 AM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN.
10 AM ALL VENDORS OPEN – Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun booths with sunglasses, purses, shirts, dresses,  jewelry,  Crafts, Flea Market……. AND more!
10 AM SKERBECK CARNIVAL – Back by popular demand with Amazing rides and games!  Great Entertainment for the entire family! Purchase your ride tickets/wristbands for the Carnival in advance and save $$!
10 – 12 Noon Battle Creek SPEED FEST Shoot Out – Head to Head Competition (½ MILE RACING AT ITS BEST)!
1 – 5 PM AIR SHOW FEATURING…..AMERICA’S PRIDE, THE US AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS, The 4CE Formation Aerobatic Team FEATURING Bill Stein (Edge 540), Rob Holland (MXS), Jack Knutson (Extra 300S); Firebirds XTreme Formation Duo (Holland and Knutson); The Hoppers Formation Team – Tim Brutsche, Paul Wood, Dan Sullivan & Dave Mills  (L- 39 Jets); Kyle Franklin (Cub) Wing Tip Draggin Comedy act; Paul Stender – All New Top Gun Jet Truck and or the ever popular Jet School Bus; Susan Dacy (Super Stearman Big Red); Matt Younkin (Twin Beech 18); Air Show Announcer Phil Dacy.
5:30 – 7 PM Battle Creek SPEED FEST Shoot Out – Head to Head Competition (½ MILE RACING AT ITS BEST)
7 PM HOT-AIR “BALLOON LAUNCH” OR “FLY-IN” @ W.K. Kellogg Airport.
7 PM Field of Rock – Entertainment on Stage TBD.
8:30 PM SPECTACULAR TWILIGHT AIR SHOW!
9 PM Field of Rock – Entertainment on Stage TBD.
10:30 PM FIREWORKS GALORE!!
11 PM EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE.

SUNDAY, JULY 3 ~   $5 Parking ~ $8 Admission Per Person with $2.00 off Coupon or $10 Per Person without Coupon.  MUST BRING COUPON, Smart Phone applications will not apply.  Coupons WILL be available on website and will be in various print advertising. One Coupon per person.
10 AM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN.
10 AM ALL VENDORS OPEN – Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun booths with sunglasses, purses, shirts, dresses,  jewelry,  Crafts, Flea Market……. AND more!
10 AM SKERBECK CARNIVAL – Back by popular demand with Amazing rides and games!  Great Entertainment for the entire family! Purchase your ride tickets/wristbands for the Carnival in advance and save $$!
10 – 12 Noon Battle Creek SPEED FEST Shoot Out – Head to Head Competition (½ MILE RACING AT ITS BEST)!
1 – 5 PM AIR SHOW FEATURING…..AMERICA’S PRIDE, THE US AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS, The 4CE Formation Aerobatic Team FEATURING Bill Stein (Edge 540), Rob Holland (MXS), Jack Knutson (Extra 300S); Firebirds XTreme Formation Duo (Holland and Knutson); The Hoppers Formation Team – Tim Brutsche, Paul Wood, Dan Sullivan & Dave Mills  (L- 39 Jets); Kyle Franklin (Cub) Wing Tip Draggin Comedy act; Paul Stender – All New Top Gun Jet Truck and or the ever popular Jet School Bus; Susan Dacy (Super Stearman Big Red); Matt Younkin (Twin Beech 18); Air Show Announcer Phil Dacy.
5:30 – 7 PM Battle Creek SPEED FEST Shoot Out – Head to Head Competition (½ MILE RACING AT ITS BEST)!
7 PM HOT-AIR “BALLOON LAUNCH” OR “FLY-IN” @ W.K. Kellogg Airport.
7 PM Field of Rock – Entertainment on Stage TBD.
9:15 PM Mesmerizing HOT-AIR “BALLOON ILLUME”.
9:30 pm Field of Rock – Entertainment on Stage TBD.
10:30 PM (RAIN DATE FOR FIREWORKS.)
11 PM EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE.

MONDAY, JULY 4 ~   $5 Parking ~ $8 Admission Per Person with $2.00 off Coupon or $10 Per Person without Coupon.  MUST BRING COUPON, Smart Phone applications will not apply.  Coupons WILL be available on website and will be in various print advertising. One Coupon per person.
10 AM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN.
10 AM ALL VENDORS OPEN – Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun booths with sunglasses, purses, shirts, dresses,  jewelry,  Crafts, Flea Market……. AND more!
10 AM SKERBECK CARNIVAL – Back by popular demand with Amazing rides and games!  Great Entertainment for the entire family! Purchase your ride tickets/wristbands for the Carnival in advance and save $$!
10 – 12 Noon Battle Creek SPEED FEST Shoot Out – Head to Head Competition (½ MILE RACING AT ITS BEST)!
1 – 5 PM AIR SHOW FEATURING…..AMERICA’S PRIDE, THE US AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS, The 4CE Formation Aerobatic Team FEATURING Bill Stein (Edge 540), Rob Holland (MXS), Jack Knutson (Extra 300S); Firebirds XTreme Formation Duo (Holland and Knutson); The Hoppers Formation Team – Tim Brutsche, Paul Wood, Dan Sullivan & Dave Mills  (L- 39 Jets); Kyle Franklin (Cub) Wing Tip Draggin Comedy act; Paul Stender – All New Top Gun Jet Truck and or the ever popular Jet School Bus; Susan Dacy (Super Stearman Big Red); Matt Younkin (Twin Beech 18); Air Show Announcer Phil Dacy.
5:30 – 7 PM Battle Creek SPEED FEST Shoot Out – Head to Head Competition (½ MILE RACING AT ITS BEST)!
7 PM HOT-AIR “BALLOON LAUNCH” OR “FLY-IN” @ W.K. Kellogg Airport.
7 PM Field of Rock – Entertainment on Stage TBD.
9:30 pm Field of Rock – Entertainment on Stage TBD.
10:30 PM FIREWORKS GALORE!
11 PM EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE.

 

FESTIVAL GUIDELINES & MORE...

  • All events/activities are subject to change & WEATHER PERMITTING
  • Absolutely NO RAIN CHECKS
  • On-Site RV Camping is available. Advance registration is requested and recommended
  • Bus Groups are welcome
  • Kids 3ft and under are FREE EVERY DAY
  • HANDICAP PARKING & FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE AVAILABLE - Ask a parking volunteer
  • SMALL CANOPY TENTS ALLOWED on event grounds in Designated Areas. Please pay attention to signage indicating designated area. You may be asked to move if you are not behind the line
  • Coolers ARE allowed
  • NO GLASS CONTAINERS WHATSOEVER
  • NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES can be brought in, but can be purchased on-site with proper ID
  • NO Firearms Permitted
  • NO Sparklers or Fireworks Permitted
  • NO Pets allowed on event grounds
  • NO tents, chairs, blankets, etc. are allowed in GENERAL PARKING AREAS
  • No loitering in the parking area to view the show. Security will ask you to pay gate admittance.
  • NO Grills are permitted on event grounds except in the RV Camping Area - Rules will apply
  • NO bicycles, mopeds, golf carts, etc. are allowed on event grounds except if STATE APPROVED HANDICAP UNITS
  • NO overnight stays except in the RV Camping Area
  • Daily Admission and Parking Fees will apply. Admission Wristbands and Parking Passes are good ALL DAY.
  • NO REFUNDS OR RAIN-CHECKS
  • NO PETS ALLOWED ON THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS
  • Event Grounds Map

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. Thank you to all of our Official Sponsors!

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

OFFICIAL SPONSORS

Battle Creek Enquirer Blufish Bronson Healthcare | Bronson Battle Creek Hospital Capital Catering Duncan Aviation Dan Henry Distributing Miller Lite Beer Kellogg's LifeCare Post Cereals website Waste Management WIN 98.5 Your Country! Western Michigan University College of Aviation

2015 PARTNERS

Adams Shirt Shack Behnke Warehouse Bronson Orthopedic Specialists Calhoun County Visitors Bureau Charter Media Demaagd DENSO MANUFACTURING MICHIGAN, INC. Firekeepers Casino Henkel Auto Heritage Chevrolet Holiday Inn Battle Creek Honda John B. Morris DDS, PC Jons to Go King Jewelers Kalsee Credit Union Kellogg Community College KZOOkids.com Fun Starts HERE! Lakeview Ford MCM Management Corp. Meijer Net Magik Pros Web Design Oaklawn Real People. Real Care. Pods Sunshine Toyota Schweitzer Construction T-EN-T Party Rentals LLC Whitts Party Store WWMT News Channel 3