For the past 35 years, a multitude of color has filled the sky above Brookfield for the Great Pershing Balloon Derby.  Click to hear KMZU’s Janet Adkison talk with Spokesperson Dee White:

Dee White

Schedule of Events

THURSDAY – September 1st, 2011

6:00 p.m. – Little Mr. and Miss Contest (Ages 4-6),

Jr. Prince and Princess Contest (Ages 7-9)

Prince and Princess Contest (Ages 10-12)

Junior Queen Contest (Ages 13-16) NEW AGE GROUP
Senior Queen Contest (Ages 17-21) NEW AGE GROUP

Open to everyone. Jr.-Sr. Queens must pre-register by 8-30-2011. Contests held at Twin Parks Gazebo.

FRIDAY – September 2nd, 2011

9:00 a.m. – Sidewalk Sales Downtown Merchants

8:00-9:00 p.m. – South Main Night Flame -South Main Street sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurant and Greg Simerman American Family Insurance.

SATURDAY – September 3rd, 2011

7:00 a.m.* – Opening Ceremonies – Dick Liedorff M.C.

7:15 a.m.* – John Petrehn Memorial Cup Flight

9:00 a.m. – Sidewalk Sales – Downtown Merchants
East Twin Park -Arts & Crafts – Kids Games Food and More

10:00 a.m. – Baby Show – Gazebo – East Twin Parks
Registration Begins at 9:30 8 Boys & Girls Age groups – 0 Months thru 3 Years

Noon – Balloonist Parade – Main Street

1:00-3:00 p.m. – Free Entertainment at the Gazebo

4:00 p.m.* – Gates Open Launch Site

6:00 p.m.* – Balloon Flight

8:00 p.m.* – Basel Downey Memorial Launch Site Nite Lite

Sponsored by AmerenUE & Pepsi Cola Bottling

9:00 p.m. – Balloon Derby Dance – Elks Lodge
Free Admission & Open To The Public
80’s & 90’s Rock ‘n Roll & New Country by “Loaded Gunz”

SUNDAY – September 4th, 2011

7:15 a.m.* – Balloon Flight

7:30 a.m. – North Central Missouri Regional Airport Fly-in

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast served (open to public)

9:00 a.m. – Chillicothe EAA Chapter Free Rides for kids 7 – 14

10:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch Wagon

1:00 pm – Kids Ping Pong Ball Drop – grab bags for all kids and larger prizes

All day – Aircraft Displays, R/C planes

4:00 p.m.* – Gates Open Launch Site

6:00 p.m.* – Balloon Flight

8:00 p.m.* – Basel Downey Memorial Launch Site Nite Lite
Sponsored by AmerenUE & Pepsi Cola Bottling

MONDAY – September 5th, 2011

7:15 a.m.* – Balloon Flight

*Indicates Event Takes Place at the Myron Peacher Memorial Launch Site.
BOLD indicates Event with Balloons.
All events subject to weather.