Only Two Days Before Friday Night's Balloon Glow And 24th Annual Hot Air Balloon Race

By Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo. - Saturday will mark the 24rd Annual Hot Air Balloon Race presented by Pepsi.  Despite last year's near perfect weather the winds won, but this year everyone is hoping mother nature will be a little nicer.

Missouri weather is unpredictable and forecast's you see on TV are not specifically for New Haven.  However,  our good friends at ABC17 and Meteorologist Neville Miller is putting together his forecast specifically for New Haven and what we can expect for Saturday's Hot Air Balloon Race.

Easily access all Balloon Race Information no matter where you are at right here on QuickNewsNow and on Saturday pull out your smartphone to know exactly what time the balloons will launch.  Visit our Race Information Center if you have any questions or more details about Friday and Saturday's events.

Brad Zobrist helps in coordinating the Hot Air Balloon race and said, “Every year we keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.  There will be a large variety of food and plenty of games for the kids.”

“Local businesses are the ones who deserve a “Thank You” without their co-sponsorships the Hot Air Balloon Race would not be possible.”

Lets not forget about a new event for 2013, Friday night's Balloon Glow from 6:30 to 8:30 where numerous balloons will light up the dark skies in what should be an amazing sight to see.

The best part of this one of a kind event is that admission is FREE.

The Balloon Glow will be streamed live on

Have you ever wondered how such a neat event began and has continued for what will be 24 years.

Two years ago Ellen Zobrist explained how a short conversation between two friends was how this amazing event began.  Click here to read this neat story.

Thank you to this year's sponsors:

Backes & Toelke Agri Products
Bank of Franklin County
Citizen’s Bank
Edward Jones of New Haven – Jim Stiles
Peoples Savings Bank
Quick News Now
Quick’s Save-A-Lot
RE/MAX Today
Robller Vineyard Winery
Larry Hanks Painting
Shear Connection Salon & Spa