First ever Moo-La Fest brings family-friendly fun, hot air balloons to Erath County

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By JESSIE HORTON

STEPHENVILLE (May 26, 2019) – Don’t make any other plans next weekend, Stephenville is where you’re going to want to be!

The first ever Moo-La Fest will begin with a hot air balloon glow and the first installment of the Summer Concert Series featuring Peter Mayer, Scott Kirby and Brenden Mayer in the Stephenville City Park on Thursday evening.

Friday attendees should plan to be in the park by 6 p.m. for the carnival, inflatable zone, a Veldhuizen Pairing Tent, Purple Goat Beer Garden, area vendors and food trucks and lots of great live entertainment. The night will close out with another balloon glow (beginning at 8 p.m. each night), which is truly a sight to see. The balloons will land and be parked on the south side of the park, near the south loop bridge during the event.



Another exciting sight will be the five-story inflatable water slide coming to the inflatable zone. That’s right. The Flash has confirmed with Stephenville’s Visitor and Tourism Bureau Manager, Julie Smith. Tony Walden will be setting up his inflatable zone, which includes a lot more than just the waterslide, on Tuesday and you can take your kids as soon as Thursday at 11 a.m. Wristbands are $20. 

In addition, a carnival will be set up on Thursday and open from 6 until 10 p.m. each night. Visitors can purchase tickets for 22 tickets for $20 or a wristband for $20 per day. 

Be sure and get up bright and early on Saturday morning as the balloons will take to the air from the south side of the park at 6 a.m. (weather permitting). Following the ascension, tethered rides begin and will run until 9 a.m. and again from 6 to 10 p.m. Each ride is $25 per adult and Children under 15 are $15 each.

National hot air balloon announcer Glen Moyer will be the master of ceremonies and the man with all the information the day of the event. The carnival, inflatable zone, food trucks, vendors, the mobile dairy classroom, paring tent, beer garden and so much more will be in the park for a full day of family fun you don’t want to miss.

Saturday’s live entertainment will begin at 3 p.m. with Holi Garet and run through the final show by The Decades Band, which begins at 9 p.m. Other featured performers are listed on the complete event weekend schedule in the image below:


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