Metamora Country Days and Hot Air Balloon Festival

August 26-27 2016

As the name implies, Metamora Country Days and Hot Air Balloon Festival is the definition of a small-town summer festival! Visitors are sure to enjoy the many festivities that include music, games, arts & crafts, fireworks and of course, the balloons!

Weather conditions allowing, the evening sky on Friday and Saturday will be filled with colorful hot air balloons that will launch between 5-8 p.m. from the balloon launch field a few hundred yards south of the Metamora Lions Hall. As many as 20 pilots to bring their balloons to the festival which is the only one of its kind where spectators are allowed to stand on the field among these 9 story balloons as they inflate.

This year's schedule of events:

Thursday, August 25th
7:00 – 9:00pm Midnight Blue – 80’s Classics & Rockin’ Country – Harmer Park Stage
Friday, August 26th
2:00pm – 1:00am Beer Tent – Lions Hall
3:00pm – 8:00pm Art & Craft Show – Inside Metamora Lions Hall
3:00 PM Monster Truck Rides – Metamora Lions Field
3:00pm – 7:00pm FREE Vision Screening for children – Metamora Lions Front Lawn
4:00pm – 9:00pm BBQ Pulled Pork, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken, & Al’s Fish Dinner – Lions Hall
4:00pm – 9:00pm $5 All Day Inflatable Slide & Bounce House – Lions Hall
5:00pm – 8:00pm Metamora Country Days Sponsors Tent – Balloon Launch Field
5:00pm – 8:00pm Hot Air Balloon Festival – Balloon Launch Field
5:00pm – 8:00pm Ice Cream Sundaes – Metamora/Hadley Masons – Balloon Launch Field
7:00 PM Horse Pulls – Metamora Lions Field
8:00pm – Midnight Live Band and Dancing – Barn Cats – Lions Hall Pavilion
Saturday, August 27th
9:00am – 5:00pm Metamora Area Chamber Information Booth – Country Days Apparel & Festival Maps – Harmer Park
9:00am – 5:00pm Art & Craft Vendors – North Oak Street
9:00am – 3:00pm Metamora Library Book Sale – In front of Library
9:00am – 5:00pm Food Vendors among downtown festivities
9:00am – 5:00pm Car Show – S. Oak Street
10:00am – 11:00am FREE Fun with Sparkles! – Face painting, twisted balloons & glitter tattoos – Harmer Park
10:00am – 4:00pm Police, Fire Prevention & First Aid Table – White Horse Inn Parking Lot
10:00am – 4:00pm Art Display – Lapeer Art Association – Historic Old Town Hall
10:00am – 8:00pm Arts & Craft Show – Inside Metamora Lions Hall
10:00 AM Monster Truck Rides – Metamora Lions Field
10:30am – 11:00am Bike, ATV, or Golf Cart Decorating Contest – Across from former High Street Eatery Lawn
11:00am – 9:00pm BBQ Pulled Pork, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken & Al’s Fish Dinner – Lions Hall
11:00 AM Parade – Grand Marshall: Metamora Small Business Owners, Cheer & Bands: Lapeer High School
11:00am – 5:00pm Ice Cream Sundaes – Metamora/Hadley Masons – Street Scape
12:00pm – 3:00pm FREE Fun with Sparkles! – Face painting, twisted balloons & glitter tattoos – Harmer Park
12:00pm – 5:00pm $5 All Day Inflatables – Harmer Park
12:00pm – 5:00pm FREE Petting Zoo & Pony Rides – Oak Street
12:00pm – 5:00pm Helicopter Rides - $35 per rider – Lions Hall Field
12:00pm – 9:00pm $5 All Day Inflatable Slide & Bounce House – Lions Hall Field
12:00pm – 9:00pm Bungee Jumper & Walk on Water – Lions Hall Field
12:00pm – 1:00am Beer Tent – Lions Hall
12:30 PM FREE Magic Show with James Alt – Historic Old Town Hall
12:30pm – 4:30pm FREE Oopsy Daisy the Clown – Harmer Park
1:00pm – 3:00pm *Jackpot Tractor Pull Off – Metamora Lions Field
1:00pm – 4:00pm Musical Guests: Jamie & Dave Sutter – Harmer Park Stage
1:00pm – 5:00pm Horse & Trolley Rides – Pinecrest Percherons & Carriage
2:00pm – 7:00pm FREE Vision Screening for children – Metamora Lions Front Lawn
3:00 PM FREE Magic Show with James Alt – Historic Old Town Hall
5:00pm – 5:30pm FREE Candy Drop for All Ages! – Lions Hall Field
5:00pm – 8:00pm Metamora Country Days Sponsors Tent – Balloon Launch Field
5:00pm – 8:00pm Hot Air Balloon Festival – Balloon Launch Field
5:00pm – 8:00pm Ice Cream Sundaes – Metamora/Hadley Masons – Balloon Launch Field
5:00pm – 9:00pm *Truck & Tractor Pull – Thumb Tractor Pullers Association – Metamora Lions Hall Field
8:00pm – Midnight Live Band and Dancing – Barn Cats – Lions Hall Pavilion
DUSK FIREWORKS!!!!!
*The horse, truck & tractor pull events are free to the public.