We’ve given away tickets and parking passes over the years. In fact, there have been a lot of giveaways of t-shirts, posters, and festival items. This contest is for a private ride in a hot air balloon with a pilot here in Plano the week of the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival at Oak Point Park. We’re not talking about a tethered ride where you hover above the ground and descend within minutes. It’s a bucket list experience to lift-off and fly in a majestic invention that doesn’t have a steering wheel, motor or wheels. A truly unforgettable adventure that ends with a champagne toast and a prayer.


“May the winds welcome you with softness.
May the sun bless you with its warm hands.
May you fly so high and so well that God joins you in laughter
And sets you gently back into the loving arms of Mother Earth.”
~Author Unknown


The contest began last month and ends on Monday, September 17 at 8:00 p.m. CST. The date of the flight will be determined by the pilot but scheduled to take place between September 19-23 depending of course, on the weather.  Must be 18 years or older to enter the Hootsuite based campaign that will randomly select the winner to be contacted and announced on Facebook and social media channels.  The terms and conditions are detailed within the contest form. Are you ready to take flight?



  1. I would love the opportunity to shoot some photos and enjoy the freedom of flight in one of the beautiful balloons at the festival!

  2. I have always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon but have never had the opportunity. I’m sure it would be an exhilarating experience

  3. I would live to win I’ve loved Hot Air Balloons all my life. So this year I said I’m going, made a list of things I want to do before the year is up and Plano Balloon Festival was one of them. I asked my husband will he ride and quickly he replied No Hot Air Balloons are so beautiful to me, it’s like I’ll be so peaceful up there in a huge beautiful balloon and to see many other balloons up in air at the same time. So please pick me I would love to go on Hot Air Balloon. I’m not sure if this is how you enter, but when I clicked on the link it went to a expired Link.

  4. My daughter and I both would love this.; it’s a bucket list item. Balloons are awesome, we have enjoyed them several years.

  5. Me and my two kids have never seen a balloon in real life before, just in pictures. I hope they can have the chance to enjoy a great experience this weekend. The ride can be considered when our opportunity comes.

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