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Labette County is a unique mix of people and geography nestled in the Southeast corner of the great state of Kansas. The area has strong historical ties to the pre-civil war era and the western expansion of the early American railroad. The landscape changes as travelers visit the Ozark forests of the east on their way to the rolling prairie of the west. The abundance of wildlife is astounding and hundreds of visitors make Labette County their home for several weeks of the year to fish, hike and hunt or simply enjoy the expansive great outdoors we have to offer. For your free visitors guide phone 800.280.6401 or send us an e-mail at


Balloons * Blues * BBQ
Highlights for 2014 –

•    Friday Night October 17th at Wal Mart…Balloon Glow
•    Saturday October 18th Vendors, Music and Fun 11am – 3pm Forest Park

Friday, October 17, 2014

            3-4:30 pm balloon pilot registration at the Sleep Inn
            5:00 pm Chef’s meeting, beginning of BBQ Cook-off forest park
            6:30 (dusk) – 7:30pm “Balloon Glow” Wal Mart

Saturday, October 18, 2014

            7:15 am scheduled pilot briefing at Sleep Inn
            - Balloon Launch, (location Tolen Creek dependent on weather)     
            10:00 am BBQ Judges Check-in at rec center
            11am Vendors, kids inflatables and music at Forest Park
            Noon – BBQ Judging begins, 4 categories plus addition of new “Chef’s Choice”
            11:00 – Roadies At The Wheel, main stage at forest park
            12:30 pm – Flyzone on main stage at Forest Park
            2:00 pm – Brody Buster on main stage at Forest Park.

            3:00 pm (approximately) Main Act ends and BBQ awards begin
Sunday, October 19, 2014

            7:15 am scheduled pilot briefing at Sleep Inn
            - Balloon Launch, (location TBD dependant on weather)

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