Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival



To all of our friends, family, partners, and guests, we’ve deeply missed you over the past few months.  We had hoped to safely plan and execute our fall events, and have been diligently working throughout the spring and summer in an effort to do so.  However, we’ve made the decision to cancel the first of our events this fall, the 2020 Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.  Our collective safety is the number one priority, and despite some hyper-creative solutions for our wide-open outdoor venue, we feel it best to postpone for the time-being.  We WILL see you at the 2021 Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival, however.  

Instead of cancelling each subsequent event, we’ll update you as soon as we have new dates, as well as share how we’re adjusting each event for maximum safety. Stay tuned here and on our social media platforms for updates regarding all future Salt River Fields at Talking Stick events.

The Experience

Over 20 Hot Air Balloons on display and passing out over 4,000 pounds of candy for trick-or-treaters, live music, food and beverage, a FREE Kids Zone presented by Power Crunch Protein Energy Bar, a vendor market, tethered balloon rides, a haunted Spooky trail, fireworks and much more. Experience the Balloon Spooktacular for a safe, fun filled trick-or-treating Halloween Festival.


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Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26

5:00 PM - 9:30 PM (both days)

The Experience

20+ Hot Air Balloons

We’re excited to have over 20+ hot air balloons from around the country join in the Halloween festivities this year!  Each balloon will be a trick-or-treat station with candy & treats handed out all night long!  We will also have enormous hot air balloon glows throughout the night!  You won’t want to miss them!

Balloons start going up at 5:30 pm each day!

Tethered Balloon Rides

Ride a hot air balloon with the whole family, brought to you by Rainbow Ryders  Hot Air Balloon Ride Co. Get up high and see the entire festival laid out before you!

Tickets sold separately at festival!  No advanced sales!

Prices: Adults $25 / Ten and under $15

(Requires signed waiver. First come, first served. Seats limited)


Over 4,000 lbs of CANDY!

We will have over 4,000 pounds of candy ready for all the kiddos  for both days for the festival!  Each hot air balloon will be designated as a trick-or-treat stop!  Get ready for 2 TONS of candy!

Nightly Costume Contests

Showcase your best costumes in our nightly costume contests presented by Funergy!  Kids, adults and groups can participate to see who will take home a variety of prizes!

Check back for more information!

Fireworks & Kids Zone

At the end of each night, sit back and enjoy the fireworks!  Beginning at 9 pm each night, families can marvel at this fireworks spectacular!

Kids can run around and play at over 30 slides and attractions including inflatable bounce houses, slides and an obstacle course, and it’s all FREE!!

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General Inquiries​

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

7555 N. Pima Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

(480) 270-5000


Press & Media

Chris Bonnell – 480.270.5166     chrisb@saltriverfields.com

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