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Fredericksburg Balloon Festival and Official Kentucky Derby Party

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$10.00 – $245.00


Enjoy the largest and best Kentucky Derby Party in the State of Texas!

Imagine interacting with horses, riders and guests, getting dressed up, sipping the perfect Mint Julep along the Fredericksburg Polo Club Main Field and watching the Official Kentucky Derby! Then enjoy a Farm to Table Dinner overlooking the balloon and polo field! After yoru dinner and as the nightfall sets in, Balloons will inflate amnd glow. Hot Air Balloon rides will be available for VIP’s depending upon weather and safety.

Your Fredericksburg Bucket List awaits!

All in one day and all in Fredericksburg Texas! Polo, a Farm to Table Dinner, Award Winning Wines and a Nightime Balloon Glow plus Hot Air Balloon Rides (rides are always weather and safety contingent)! Held at Grapetown Vineyard and the Fredericksburg Polo Club (on same property) VIP’s will enjoy a Polo Match capped with a VIP Farm to Table Dinner, Live Music and Wine Tasting. Polo and this VIP Dinner are followed by a Hot Air Balloon Glow at Dusk, then Hot Air Balloon Rides. The VIP Passes are All Inclusive (including the $25 Hot Air Balloon Ride) and geared towards a more refined higher end experience. GA Passes are available, but only include admission for the nightime Hot Air Balloon Glow.

SPECIAL NOTE: Grapetown Vineyard and Farm is also home to many exotic animals. There are Safari Wine Tours available for purchase that will give you the opportunity for a behind the scenes tour to meet Camels, Alpacas, Goats, Rheas, Blackbuck, Reindeer, Zebras and more! Tours are available earlier in the day at 9AM, 11AM, 1PM and 3PM. Those who choose the 3PM tour will miss most of the polo match. These Safari Wine Tours are NOT included in any pass, VIP or GA, and must therefore be booked and purchased separately and in addition to any other passes.

DISCLAIMER: Hot Air Balloons are extremeley weather contingent. We cannot guarantee that the weather will cooperate. We will guarantee you that we always do our best to inflate and activate balloons. We also guarantee you that we will always put safety first. When the weather does not cooperate, and if balloon rides are not completed we will refund any guest with an unused Hot Air Balloon Ride Pass $25 for theie unused Balloon Ride or offer you a complimentary Hot Air Balloon ride at a future event.

Come on out, bring your friends or family and make some great memories that will last a lifetime.

Please note that we have a no refund policy. This is clearly stated on our website:

If you are not able to attend the event anymore, for any reason, we’ll gladly change your ticket to any future event.


Grapetown Vineyard
+1 830-777-4485
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Grapetown Vineyard
8142 Old San Antonio Road
Fredericksburg, TX 78624 United States
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+1 830-777-4485
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