Lifting off 12-15 March 2015


We have a number of well known Pilots and Balloons this year. To see some of our biggest and best ballooons on display this year click here.

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Night Glow

A magical evening for the whole family, the Trust House Night Glow is the Festival highlight. Tethered Balloons light up the night sky in a dazzling display set to music. Entertainment, music and aviation displays to entertain the whole family in the lead up to the glow. Bring the whole family and a picnic. Food and drinks will be available to...

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Festival Programme

The 2015 Programme is better than ever offering a variety of different opportunities to see the Balloons in action with something for all ages. To see what is happening each day click here

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Great events like this simply can’t happen without fantastic sponsors! Click here to see our wonderful 2015 supporters.

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This is the must see family fun­­ event of the year. The 2015 Wairarapa Balloon Festival will be bigger and better than ever with the arrival of the big, bright and brilliant - Peg Leg Pete the Pirate Parrot! Join Peg Leg Pete and many other fantastic Hot Air Balloons during this 4 day region wide event for competitions and sky high spectacles that are sure to please! Balloons launch everyday at dawn in a breathtaking display from locations in Masterton, Carterton, Greytown and weather permitting, some late afternoon flights may also take place. There is even a kids pirate themed treasure hunt! Don't miss the dazzling festival spectacle! The Trust House Night Glow Show - Saturday 14th March. Tickets available online through Eventfinda. Check out the festival programme to see what's going on at this years Wairarapa Balloon Festival! Be sure to like us on Facebook for all the updates in the lead up to the event and we'll also keep you posted on what's going on during the event!.

Check out our special shape for the 2015 Wairarapa Balloon Festival - Peg Leg Pete the Pirate Parrot!

Peg Leg Pete
Peg Leg Pete the Pirate Parrot - coming from the USA!

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