Camping Camp On-site at the Balloon Festival

We are now taking reservations for campsites. There are a very limited number of ~30’x45′ camping sites available. Campsite reservations are a first come first served basis.

Please review the map of the campground, the sites are consecutively numbered and are available for $35/day. Personal Port-a-Johns may be reserved for $100/weekend with advance deposit.


Bring your Printed Receipt to the Check-in Booth.

This will be how your purchase is confirmed and any additional Camping Parking Passes are issued.

Camping Rules:

CAMP SETUP HOURS –  Friday, September 1st: 10:00am – 3:00pm Campers which arrive after 3:00PM on Friday will be turned away as the festival opens at 4:00PM. If you are late, there will be no refunds. Please arrive early! Camp set up hours for new arrivals on Saturday, September 2nd, or Sunday, September 3rd, are from 8am –  10am each morning. Campers on those days who arrive after 12pm (noon) will be turned away. If you are late, there will be no refunds.
DEPARTURE – Campers not staying the following night in the same campsite must depart Saturday and Sunday mornings before 8am. Campers who stay Sunday night must depart before Noon on Monday, September 4th.
OVERSIZE CAMPERS – RVs must fit on the 30’x 45’ camp site. NOTE: there are NO pull through camp sites.
PETS –   Pets not exceeding 50 pounds will be allowed subject to the following rules:
                  1. At all times, pets must be kept on a leash not exceeding 6 feet.
                  2. Owners must pick up after pets.
                  3. Pets must not leave the camping area.  NO EXCEPTIONS
                  4. All pets must have proof of current shots.
                  5. No excessive barking of dogs will be allowed.
ELECTRIC AND WATER – Campers must provide their own water hoses and extension cords to receive services.  Recommend no less than 100′ of hose and 100′ 12 gauge extension cord.
QUIET HOURS – 11:30pm to 6:30am All gas/diesel generators must be turned off by Midnight. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS!
VEHICLES – No ATVs, Golf Carts, Mopeds, Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters or any other similar devices are allowed with the exception of those permitted for handicap transportation. Unauthorized vehicles may be towed and impounded. Harvard Balloon Fest accepts no responsibility for illegal vehicles which may be impounded with a fine. You are permitted to have 1 vehicle on your campsite with the Campsite cost, but ONE additional vehicle may be added with the purchase of a Camping Parking Pass.
PARKING – No parking except in designated parking lots or on your designated camp site. You are permitted to have 1 vehicle on your campsite unless you purchase an additional Camping Parking Pass. If illegally parked anywhere, your vehicle may be towed and impounded with a fine. Harvard Balloon Fest is not responsible for vehicles towed due to illegal parking.
LIABILITY – Every campsite must be registered to an 21+ year old adult that will accept responsibility for the campsite. If you are evicted from the site for any reason, you will not receive a refund. NO EXCEPTIONS.
NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL – You are camping in Milky Way Park, a City of Harvard Park. NO outside alcohol permitted. Under Age Drinking will NOT be permitted in Milk Way Park on the event grounds – anyone found participating in or contributing to underage drinking will be brought to the attention of law enforcement personnel, and will be evicted from the grounds immediately without refund. NO EXCEPTIONS.
TRASH DISPOSAL – Please tie and bag all personal and campsite trash and put them in the designated dumpster. Campsites which have open or loose trash on them may result in eviction with no refund. 
CAMPFIRES – Open flame fires are NOT permitted. No Campfires. Charcoal and propane BBQs are ok. You MUST have a metal receptacle for your used charcoal to prevent fires and damage to the park grass. DO NOT dump charcoal on the ground!!!
NO SOLICITATION – No solicitation, including but not limited to: food, beverage, merchandise, and entertainment. Unauthorized selling of items will result in seizure of merchandise, eviction, and possible prosecution.


The following are permitted

Charcoal or gas/propane BBQs, Generators (turned off at quiet hours). One Vehicle Per Campsite unless a second Camping Parking Pass was purchased.

The following are NOT permitted

Ground Fires, Wood-Burning Fires, Glass Bottles/Containers, Weapons, Cruising, Fireworks, Live Music Performances, Swimming Pools, Dance Floors, Staging/other structures, ATV’s, Golf Carts, Mopeds, Bicycles, Skateboards, Roller Blades, On Site Soliciting are all Grounds for Eviction. Harvard Balloon Fest reserves the right to evict any persons on the grounds of but not limited to: Garbage-filled campsite, Drinking and driving, Alcohol consumption brought from outside, Excessive noise, Unauthorized sale of food, beverage or merchandise on site.  Harvard Balloon Fest reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person without refund who is violating local, state, or federal laws, or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive by staff.
Questions? Please email
Please see the Harvard Balloon Fest Terms and Conditions for items specifically related to the Reservation of the Campsites. 


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