February 5, 2018

Meet the Balloons








Twenty outstanding hot-air balloons are scheduled to appear at this year’s Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort. Pilots and their crew will be traveling to Horseshoe Bay Resort from throughout the Midwest and Southwest. This year’s festival includes two of the country’s most popular Special Shaped Balloons including Flying Squirrel and Purple People Eater. Keep checking-in for updates on Balloon Entries to this year’s festival.

Remember to book your Festival VIP Package that includes room, admission to festival events including Friday Night’s VIP Sponsor Party with a Cowboy Cookout BBQ, wine tastings and live music.  Book online at hsbresort.com or call us at 877-258-4512. Here’s a quick look at this year’s entrants for the 2018 Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort, March 30-April 1, 2018:

Balloon Name: Flying Squirrel – MAKING DEBUT AT 2018 Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort

Hometown: Indialantic, FL

Pilot: John Cavin






Balloon Name: Purple People Eater

Hometown: Indialantic, FL

Pilot: John Cavin






Balloon Name: DOT

Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Pilot: James Bowman


Balloon Name: Champagne Cowboy

Hometown: Broken Arrow, OK

Pilot: Dennis Short







Balloon Name: Jersey Lilly

Hometown: Center, TX

Pilot: Robert Evans







Balloon Name: Hot Topic

Hometown: Taneyville, MO

Pilot: Alan Lawson







Balloon Name: Liberty

Hometown: Ft. Worth, TX

Pilot: Jerry Holmes







Balloon Name: Excellence

Hometown: Plano, TX

Pilot: William Broker







Balloon Name: Too Grateful

Hometown: McKinney, TX

Pilot: Scott Vesely







Balloon Name: Beautiful Noise

Hometown: Coppell, TX

Pilot: Craig Hays







Balloon Name: Karen’s Dream II

Hometown: Port Allen, LA

Pilot: Karen Kent







Balloon Name: Maverick

Hometown: Keithville, LA

Pilot: Pat Harwell







Balloon Name: Air Toy

Hometown: Italy, TX

Pilot: Wayne Standefer






Balloon Name: Auspicious

Hometown: Bixby, OK

Pilot: Martin Philpott






Balloon Name: Blue Drifter

Hometown: Tomball, TX

Pilot: Doug Watson






Balloon Name: Checkered Past

Hometown: Richmond, TX

Pilot: Philip Bryant






Balloon Name: Color Me High

Hometown: Spring, TX

Pilot: Brian Duncan






Balloon Name: Ford Balloon

Hometown: Branson, MO

Pilot: Rodney Williams






Balloon Name: Mike’s 2 Irresistible

Hometown: McKinney, TX

Pilot: Mike Hance






Balloon Name: Winner’s Circle

Hometown: Missouri City, TX

Pilot: Steven Lombardi






Stay tuned for more balloon announcements!

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