Friday and Saturday, August 19th & 20th, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
COLORFUL HOT AIR BALLOONS
FEATURING NEBRASKA WINE SHOWCASE EXPANDS FESTIVAL
The 2022 Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival is Friday, August 19th and Saturday, August 20th and is back at – Ta-Ha-Zouka Park, just East of Downtown Elkhorn. The Festival is a Nebraska Wine Showcase featuring some of the best award winning wines available to taste. Enjoy the delicious foods, live entertainment and Festival atmosphere. The Festival will offer more Arts & Crafts in the Marketplace Village as well as a KidZone Area Sponsored by Methodist Physicians Clinic, with Pony Rides, face painting, inflatable bounce and other activities for the kids.
“The Hot Air Balloons attract a lot of attention and is unique to this celebration ” said Mike Mancuso, Event Producer, indicating that, “an estimated six million national spectators attend hundreds of Balloon events across the country.” The Festival will be your chance to see first hand the exciting Hot Air Balloons Launch at 7 PM (weather permitting) and the colorful Hot Air Balloons Glow when the balloons will be illuminated at 9 PM (weather permitting) each evening. The Festival will be your chance to enjoy some of the Areas best bands on the Veridean Credit Union Stage – Friday Night Omaha’s Amazing Band TAXI DRIVER and on Saturday kicking it off at 3:00 PM FRONT ROW and finishing the evening off with Omaha’s #1 Family Friendly Band – High Heel.
The Festival features delicious foods from Omaha’s Greek salad and Italian dishes to juicy barbecued ribs. There will be plenty of choices to choose from and enjoy.
The 2022 Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival is pleased to announce the return of the popular Food and Wine Experience. An opportunity to taste a vast selection of wine paired with delicious hor’s d’oeuvres and food pairings at 6 PM & 8 PM each evening prepared by great chefs on Friday – CARRABBA’S and on Saturday – OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE & WINESTYLES. Mike Mancuso, Festival Manager, indicated “Whether you are a wine connoisseur, wine lover or simply interested in trying something new, the Food and Wine Experience will offer a special interaction of chefs with wine tastings. It represents the culinary aspect of enjoying great wine and a fun way to discover life’s simplest indulgences!”
The United States Is In The Middle of a Golden Age of Wine! Americans are drinking more wine than ever before. Per capita consumption is at a record high with several years of growth. Wine tasting has never been so popular. Nebraska Wineries continue to gain awards and grow with 30 Wineries from just 7 Wineries over the last few years. The Nebraska Wine Showcase will include experts and several wines from James Arthur Vineyards, Soaring Wings Vineyard, Glacial Till Vineyard & Winery, Nissen Wine, Prairie Creek Vineyards, Rich Harvest Vineyard & Winery, Broken Arrow Cellars, Little Swan Lake Winery, Niobrara Valley Vineyards. The Beer industry has also exploded with many new tastes and craft beers. The Festival will be your opportunity to taste the new craft beers in the comforts of the beautiful setting.
The Festival Tickets offer (5) five tastes of wines with a Souvenir Wine Glass (while supplies last) or Your Choice of Beers for just $17.00 per person are sold in Advance at various locations through out the city:
Family Fare SuperMarkets – 13 Area Locations
Corkscrew Wine and Cheese – RockBrook Village – 108th & Center
Wohlner’s Market – 3253 Dodge Street, Midtown Crossing
WineStyles – 74th & Pacific
From Nebraska Gift Shop, James Arthur Tasting Room – 803 Q Street, Haymarket Downtown
Tickets also available day of the Festival for $21 at the Festival Entrance.
The Festival’s Host Hotel Comfort Inn & Suites, will be offering guests a special Nebraska Balloon & Wine Package with your night’s stay for tremendous savings to include Festival shuttle and tickets complete with complimentary bottle of wine, Other Host Hotels include Aloft and StayBridge Inn & Suites.
The Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival will be open 5 PM until 11 PM on Friday, August 19th and 3 PM until 11 PM on Saturday, August 20th. The Festival is sponsored in part by Community Partners including Pinnacle Banks, Coca-Cola, Rotella’s Bakery, Onyx, Veridian Credit Union, Methodist Physicians Clinic, Pets Earth, Today’s Dental, Kevita, Abe’s Trash Service, Omaha Magazine, Clear Channel, Channel, 6 WOWT, Clos du Bois – High Noon – Johnson Brothers, Comfort Inn & Suites, Aloft, StayBridge Inn & Suites, ReMax, Renewal by Anderson, Awaken Chiropractic, LeafFilter, Host Water, Bobcat of Omaha, Unionist Printing, Nebraska Feed & Grain, Jones Barrel Company, Thrasher Basement Systems, NMC – Cat Power, Muzzy’s Ice, Carrabba’s, Outback Steakhouse, WineStyles, Miller Lite, Main Street Studios, Remodel Nebraska.
To order tickets and group sales, Call (402) 346-8003