Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival --- July 1 - 5, 2015

Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival -
July 1 - 5, 2015

The West Michigan Wolves are a Junior "A" hockey team that competes in the North American Tier III Hockey League (NA3HL). The team exists to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes (ages 16-20) who are still reaching their potential and have aspirations of playing in a Tier I or Tier II level junior league and eventually the NCAA or American College Hockey Association (ACHA). Home games are played The Rink in Battle Creek and the season will begin in September.

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Wednesday, July 1 Tentative Schedule

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 ~ KID'S DAY/COMMUNITY KICK OFF DAY ~ $5 PER CAR LOAD AND FREE ADMISSION

Special NOTE: There will be NO 6:30 AM Balloon Launch on Wednesday, July 1. The remainder of the 6:30 AM Balloon Launches will take place from various locations throughout Calhoun & Kalamazoo Counties; AM Launches begin July 2. All evening 7 PM Balloon Launches or Fly-Ins WILL take place at the W.K. Kellogg Airport. There will be no evening balloon launch on July 5. All scheduled activities/events are “weather permitting”.  NO RAIN CHECKS OR REFUNDS.

  • 5 PM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN.
  • 5 PM ALL VENDORS OPEN ~ Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun souvenir booths with sunglasses, crafts…… AND more! 
  • 5 PM Skerbeck Carnival – Back by popular demand with Amazing rides and games! Great Family Entertainment! Purchase your ride tickets/wristbands for the Carnival in advance and save $$!
  • 5:30 CHILDREN’S DAY ~ Brought to you in part by MEIJER ~Free crafts, games and giveaways for the first 500 kids!
  • 7 PM First Hot-Air Balloon Launch. Spectators can go out on the launch field and meet the Balloonists!
  • 7:30 FIREKEEPERS CASINO Presents FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE featuring The EPT Summer 2015 Tour! Canadian Pop Rock "Take Me To The Pilot", Indie-Pop Solo Artist "Gabe Kubanda", and Phoenix Female fronted Pop Rock "Halocene"!
  • 10:30 EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE.   

 

Thursday, July 2 Tentative Schedule

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

THURSDAY, JULY 2 ~ $5 Parking ~ $5 Admission per person

Special NOTE: There will be NO 6:30 AM Balloon Launch on Wednesday, July 1. The remainder of the 6:30 AM Balloon Launches will take place from various locations throughout Calhoun & Kalamazoo Counties; AM Launches begin July 2. All evening 7 PM Balloon Launches or Fly-Ins WILL take place at the W.K. Kellogg Airport. There will be no evening balloon launch on July 5. All scheduled activities/events are “weather permitting”.  NO RAIN CHECKS OR REFUNDS.

  • 5 PM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN.
  • 5 PM ALL VENDORS OPEN ~ Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun souvenir booths with sunglasses, crafts…… AND more!  
  • 5 PM Skerbeck Carnival – Back by popular demand with Amazing rides and games! Great Family Entertainment! Purchase your ride tickets/wristbands for the Carnival in advance and save $$!
  • 7 PM HOT-AIR “BALLOON LAUNCH” OR “FLY-IN” @ W.K. Kellogg Airport.
  • 7:30 FIREKEEPERS CASINO Presents FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE featuring Battle Creek's "The Edge with vocalist Jackie King"!
  • 9:15 Mesmerizing HOT-AIR “BALLOON ILLUME”.
  • 10:30 EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE.

Friday, July 3 Tentative Schedule

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

FRIDAY, JULY 3
~ $5 Parking
~ $8 Admission Per Person with $2.00 off Coupon
~ $10 Per Person without Coupon.
~ MUST BRING COUPON, Smart Phone applications will not apply. Coupons available on website and will be in various print advertising. Only One Coupon per person.

Special NOTE: There will be NO 6:30 AM Balloon Launch on Wednesday, July 1. The remainder of the 6:30 AM Balloon Launches will take place from various locations throughout Calhoun & Kalamazoo Counties; AM Launches begin July 2. All evening 7 PM Balloon Launches or Fly-Ins WILL take place at the W.K. Kellogg Airport. There will be no evening balloon launch on July 5. All scheduled activities/events are “weather permitting”.  NO RAIN CHECKS OR REFUNDS.

  • 9 AM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN.
  • 10 AM ALL VENDORS OPEN ~ Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun souvenir booths with sunglasses, crafts…… AND more!  
  • 10 AM Skerbeck Carnival – Back by popular demand with Amazing rides and games! Great Family Entertainment! Purchase your ride tickets/wristbands for the Carnival in advance and save $$!
  • 10 AM Battle Creek SPEED FEST (½ MILE RACE AT ITS BEST)!
  • 11 AM Milt Wilcox (Former Detroit Tigers Pitcher) brings to us ULTIMATE AIR DOGS COMPETITION - Dogs of all breeds and sizes go for longest jump into a pool of water. Pre-registration is required for dog participation.
  • 12 NOON Battle Creek SPEED FEST (½ MILE RACE AT ITS BEST)!
  • 1 PM – 5 PM AIR SHOW AT ITS BEST FEATURING THE US AIR FORCE F-22 RAPTOR DEMONSTRATION - The World's Only Fifth-Generation Fighter Jet! Only performing at 19 show sites in the United States this air show season.
  • Additional performers include The 4CE Formation Aerobatic Team, The IMMORTALS Extreme Air Show Act, Firebirds XTreme Formation Duo, Rob Holland – MXS, The Hoppers – L- 39s, Kyle Franklin – WACO “Dracula”, Paul Stender – All New SPITFIRE Jet Truck, Roger Buis and OTTO the Helicopter, Skip Stewart “Prometheus”, Matt Chapman Eagle 580, Bill Stein Edge 540, Jack Knuston Extra 300S, Air Show Announcer Phil Dacy and Air Show Pyro provided by Firewalkers International Pyro!
  • 2 & 5 PM Milt Wilcox (Former Detroit Tigers Pitcher) brings to us ULTIMATE AIR DOGS COMPETITION - Dogs of all breeds and sizes go for longest jump into a pool of water. Pre-registration is required for dog participation.
  • 6 PM Battle Creek SPEED FEST (½ MILE RACE AT ITS BEST)!
  • 7 PM HOT-AIR “BALLOON LAUNCH” OR “FLY-IN” @ W.K. Kellogg Airport.
  • 7:00 FIREKEEPERS CASINO Presents FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE.
  • 8:45 FIREKEEPERS CASINO Presents FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE. 
  • 10:30 Fireworks Galore! All choreographed to music and produced by the award winning Melrose Pyrotechnics!
  • 11 EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE.

Saturday, July 4 Tentative Schedule

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

SATURDAY, JULY 4
~ $5 Parking

~ $8 Admission Per Person with $2.00 off Coupon
~ $10 Per Person without Coupon
~ MUST BRING COUPON, Smart Phone applications will not apply. Coupons available on website and will be in various print advertising. Only One Coupon per person.

Special NOTE: There will be NO 6:30 AM Balloon Launch on Wednesday, July 1. The remainder of the 6:30 AM Balloon Launches will take place from various locations throughout Calhoun & Kalamazoo Counties; AM Launches begin July 2. All evening 7 PM Balloon Launches or Fly-Ins WILL take place at the W.K. Kellogg Airport. There will be no evening balloon launch on July 5. All scheduled activities/events are “weather permitting”.  NO RAIN CHECKS OR REFUNDS.

  • 9 AM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN.
  • 10 AM ALL VENDORS OPEN ~ Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun souvenir booths with sunglasses, crafts…… 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 AM Battle Creek SPEED FEST (½ MILE RACE AT ITS BEST)!
  • 11 AM Milt Wilcox (Former Detroit Tigers Pitcher) brings to us ULTIMATE AIR DOGS COMPETITION - Dogs of all breeds and sizes go for longest jump into a pool of water. Pre-registration is required for dog participation.
  • 12 NOON Battle Creek SPEED FEST (½ MILE RACE AT ITS BEST)!
  • 1 PM – 5  PM AIR SHOW AT ITS BEST FEATURING THE US AIR FORCE F-22 RAPTOR DEMONSTRATION - The World's Only Fifth-Generation Fighter Jet! Only performing at 19 show sites in the United States this air show season.
  • Additional performers include The 4CE Formation Aerobatic Team, The IMMORTALS Extreme Air Show Act, Firebirds XTreme Formation Duo, Rob Holland – MXS, The Hoppers – L- 39s, Kyle Franklin – WACO “Dracula”, Paul Stender – All New SPITFIRE Jet Truck, Roger Buis and OTTO the Helicopter, Skip Stewart “Prometheus”, Matt Chapman Eagle 580, Bill Stein Edge 540, Jack Knuston Extra 300S, Air Show Announcer Phil Dacy and Air Show Pyro provided by Firewalkers International Pyro!
  • 2 & 5 PM Milt Wilcox (Former Detroit Tigers Pitcher) brings to us ULTIMATE AIR DOGS COMPETITION - Dogs of all breeds and sizes go for longest jump into a pool of water. Pre-registration is required for dog participation.
  • 6 PM Battle Creek SPEED FEST (½ MILE RACE AT ITS BEST)!
  • 7 PM HOT-AIR “BALLOON LAUNCH” OR “FLY-IN” @ W.K. Kellogg Airport.
  • 7 PM FIREKEEPERS CASINO Presents FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE feature POST530 and Ted Nugent guitarist Verne Wagoner! This amazing band covers popular classic rock, blues and country hits...with a high energy spin!
  • 8:30 SPECTACULAR TWILIGHT AIR SHOW.          
  • 9:15 Mesmerizing HOT-AIR “BALLOON ILLUME”.
  • 10 PM Night Air Show featuring OTTO THE HELICOPTER & PAUL STENDER in his ALL-NEW SPITFIRE JET TRUCK PLUS "HOT!" FIREWALKERS INTERNATIONAL PYRO!
  • 10:30 RAIN DATE FOR FIREWORKS.           
  • 11 PM EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE.

 

 

Sunday, July 5 Tentative Schedule

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

SUNDAY, JULY 7 ~ $5 Parking ~ $5 Admission per person 

Special NOTE: There will be NO 6:30 AM Balloon Launch on Wednesday, July 1. The remainder of the 6:30 AM Balloon Launches will take place from various locations throughout Calhoun & Kalamazoo Counties; AM Launches begin July 2. All evening 7 PM Balloon Launches or Fly-Ins WILL take place at the W.K. Kellogg Airport. There will be no evening balloon launch on Sunday, July 5. All scheduled activities/events are “weather permitting”.  NO RAIN CHECKS OR REFUNDS.

  • 9 AM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN.
  • 10 AM ALL VENDORS OPEN ~ Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun souvenir booths with sunglasses, crafts…… 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 AM Battle Creek SPEED FEST (½ MILE RACE AT ITS BEST)!
  • 11 AM Milt Wilcox (Former Detroit Tigers Pitcher) brings to us ULTIMATE AIR DOGS COMPETITION - Dogs of all breeds and sizes go for longest jump into a pool of water. Pre-registration is required for dog participation.
  • 12 NOON Battle Creek SPEED FEST (½ MILE RACE AT ITS BEST)!
  • 1 PM – 5 PM AIR SHOW AT ITS BEST FEATURING THE US AIR FORCE F-22 RAPTOR DEMONSTRATION - The World's Only Fifth-Generation Fighter Jet! Only performing at 19 show sites in the United States this air show season.
  • Additional performers include The 4CE Formation Aerobatic Team, The IMMORTALS Extreme Air Show Act, Firebirds XTreme Formation Duo, Rob Holland – MXS, The Hoppers – L- 39s, Kyle Franklin – WACO “Dracula”, Paul Stender – All New SPITFIRE Jet Truck, Roger Buis and OTTO the Helicopter, Skip Stewart “Prometheus”, Matt Chapman Eagle 580, Bill Stein Edge 540, Jack Knuston Extra 300S, Air Show Announcer Phil Dacy and Air Show Pyro provided by Firewalkers International Pyro!
  • 2 & 5 PM Milt Wilcox (Former Detroit Tigers Pitcher) brings to us ULTIMATE AIR DOGS COMPETITION - Dogs of all breeds and sizes go for longest jump into a pool of water. Pre-registration is required for dog participation.
  • 6 PM Battle Creek SPEED FEST (½ MILE RACE AT ITS BEST)!
  • 7:30 EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE.

Daily Admission, Parking & Other Prices

**NOTE: All activities are WEATHER PERMITTING. NO RAIN CHECKS OR REFUNDS on any purchases (advance sales, admission, parking, RV fees, Carnival tickets or wristbands etc...). Gates will be open Rain or Shine and we'll always have something going on unless really serious weather approaches.**

PARKING FEES:

Daily Parking Fees are assessed for the event. Parking will be charged (CASH ONLY) before entering the event gate & parking area. Please have your cash ready to avoid delays. After payment to one of our parking volunteers, you will receive your parking pass which you must display inside of your vehicle. From there, you will be directed to your parking spot.

Your parking pass will be good all day. You can feel free to come and go as you want. Your parking space will not be saved. Just make sure you retain your admission wristbands and parking pass to be able to get back into the parking area and event grounds without re-purchasing. We cannot guarantee the same parking spot or location for you to sit on the event grounds. Handicapped Parking and Shuttle Service is available.

2015 Daily Parking Fees (parking fees are not assessed by number of people but by vehicle):

Wednesday, July 1st:  $5 per vehicle car load
Thursday, July 2nd: $5 per vehicle car load
Friday, July 3rd: $5 per vehicle car load
Saturday, July 4th: $5 per vehicle car load
Sunday, July 5th: $5 per vehicle car load

GATE ADMISSION FEES:

Daily Gate Admission Fees are assessed for the event as well. Admission (CASH ONLY) will be charged at one of the many walk-through entrance gates into the event grounds. Please have your cash (and coupons if you have any) ready to avoid delays. After payment, you will receive an admission wristband. This is proof that you paid if you were to leave and return to the event later. Once inside, you can go do whatever you please. We strive to keep prices as low as we can and we try to offer deals as much as we can.

For this reason, please check out our $2 off printable coupon special we have going on for July 3rd & 4th (PDF File for Printing). Coupons must be printed. Cellular phone coupons will not be accepted.

  • Children 3 feet and under will get in FREE All Day and Every Day.
  • For July 3rd & 4th this year, we will be offering advanced printable coupons where you can save a few bucks off the gate price.
  • 2015 PRINTABLE COUPONS COMING SOON.

2015 Admission Prices at the Gate:

**PLEASE NOTE: Children 3 feet and under get in FREE EVERY DAY**

Wednesday, July 1: FREE ADMISSION
Thursday, July 2: $5 Admission per person
Friday, July 3: $10 per person; $8 per person if COUPON PRINTED IN ADVANCE (PDF)
Saturday, July 4: $10 per person; $8 per person if COUPON PRINTED IN ADVANCE (PDF)
Sunday, July 5: $5 per person

SKERBECK CARNIVAL PRICING:

Come visit the Skerbeck Carnival again this July at the Battle Creek Field of Flight. We are excited to have them return for the second time! They were a huge success at last year’s Field of Flight and they are one of the BEST carnivals on the circuit today. They offer rides for everyone at great valuesSkerbeck Carnival (which will operating all 5 days this year - July 1st-5th).

2015 ADVANCED SKERBECK CARNIVAL ARM BAND SALES:

  • Field of Flight MEGA BAND: $75.00 - ALL WEEK!

Only 200 will be sold
Good for All-Day Unlimited Rides
Sales end at 12 Noon on July 1st
Deal not available at Ticket Booths

  • Single Day Carnival Arm Bands: $22.00

Good for All-Day Unlimited Rides for a SINGLE DAY
Sales end at 12 Noon on July 1st
Deal Not Available at Ticket Booths

ON-SITE SKERBECK CARNIVAL TICKET BOX PRICES:

  • Individual Ride Tickets (at carnival during day of operation): $1 per ticket (each ride requires 2-5 tickets)
  • Sheet of 50 tickets (each ride requiring 2-5 tickets): $40
  • Single-Day Unlimited Ride Armbands (valid for unlimited rides on the date of purchase):

Wednesday, July 1: $25
Thursday, July 2: $25
Friday, July 3: $30
Saturday, July 4: $30
Sunday, July 5: $30

For more information on Skerbeck Carnival

RV CAMPING RATES:

Stay where you have fun! We offer a camping area for Self-Contained Units (No tents) on the airport grounds. RV Camping applications are available NOW, so make sure you reserve your spot today and STAY WHERE YOU PLAY. Wake up in the morning and head directly to the gates for a day of fun!

2015 RV Overnight Camping Rates:

Wednesday, July 1: $25.00
Thursday, July 2: $25.00
Friday, July 3: $30.00
Saturday, July 4: $30.00
Sunday, July 5: $30.00

(TOTAL for entire week if you stay all week: $140.00)

RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN FOR OVERNIGHT STAYS ONLY UNTIL JUNE 15, 2014. GET YOUR RESERVATIONS IN TODAY! NO REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 15, 2015. Visit our RV & Lodging Menu on our website today for more information about RV CAMPING.
**Daily Admission Rates for RV Campers will apply. These rates are the same as our admission rates above.

VIP TENT PASSES:

Limited quantities of VIP Tent Passes will be available. For a minimum donation plus daily fee, you will be able to enjoy premium seating in our VIP Tent that include foods, shade and places to watch the show. Rules and restrictions may apply. Pricing will be announced soon.

2015 Tentative Schedule of Events

Parking Fundraiser for your Non-Profit Group

Directions from Interstate 94 to our Parking Area 

Handicapped Parking and Handicapped Shuttle Service

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MAJOR EVENT SPONSORS - Pending

Battle Creek EnquirerBluefishBronson Healthcare | Bronson Battle Creek HospitalCapital CateringDuncan AviationDan HenryMiller LiteKellogg'sLifeCareParker AerospacePost Cereals websiteWIN 98.5 Your Country!Western Michigan University College of AviationWWMT News Channel 3

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 tributeThank you for the support!

PARTNERS - Pending

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