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Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest

Fri, Oct 11 – Sun, Oct 13, 2024 • 5:00pm - 8:00am

Main Street, Shelbyville, IL 62565

Watch as these colorful balloons take to the air.

The Lake Shelbyville skies become a backdrop for colorful hot air balloons during the Columbus Day weekend. Friday evening they take off around at 5 pm. Saturday and Sunday mornings the balloons take flight at dawn. Saturday night hosts the annual Balloon Glow with food, music, and fun. Saturday morning they fly over the airport. Sunday morning they fly over the lake.

Places to stay nearby...

Gregory's Resort Motel and Cabins


Bordering U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Shelbyville, Greogry's has 12 rooms and a cabin.

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Lake Shelbyville


Central Illinois lake with over 11,000 water acres and 172 miles of shoreline.

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Spillway Motel


"The Best Motel by a Dam Site" located across from the Lake Shelbyville Dam, on the Kaskaskia River.

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