ClovisFest Q&A’s


Q. When is the ClovisFest & Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly a Clovis Chamber of Commerce Event?

A. ClovisFest Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly is held the last full weekend of September each year.  The event is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is located on Pollasky Avenue in Old Town Clovis between 3rd and 8th Streets.


Q. Is it possible to book a ride on a hot air balloon at this event?

A. No, at this time riding hot air balloons is not possible due to pilot liability. But tickets will be sold for tethered balloon rides where the balloon rises into the air around a hundred feet for a couple of minutes and then descends back to the ground. Tickets are only sold that morning at the Rodeo Grounds and can not be bought in advance.


Q. Can I bring my pet to ClovisFest?

A. No, due to a City of Clovis Ordinance, pets are not permitted at the festival.


Q. How do I sign up to become a vendor at ClovisFest?

A. All vendors must apply through our online vendor portal located here.


Q. How much is admission to ClovisFest?

A. Admission is free. This event is family-friendly and open to the public.


Q. How can I access a full listing of vendors with their location at ClovisFest?

A. 1 week before this event, the Clovis Chamber of Commerce will list all craft, commercial, food, and other vendors with a map to make it easy to plan your visit at ClovisFest on the ClovisFest Facebook page. Follow the ClovisFest facebook page for the latest updates Here.


Q. Where do I find parking for this event?

A. Parking is available on surrounding streets throughout Old Town Clovis. You may also use the City Parking Lots located near the Water Tower and between 4th and 5th street just east of Clovis Ave. Arriving early is recommended to locate a close parking spot.


Q. What time do I need to arrive to watch the Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly?

A. Balloons begin take-off around 7:00 a.m., depending on sunrise & weather conditions. We recommend visitors arrive at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds between 6:00 and 6:30 a.m. for the best viewing position.


Q. Where can I locate the breaking news on this year’s ClovisFest event?

A. We recommend following our ClovisFest Facebook page and official Facebook event for the most current information. As the event becomes closer, our team will share more specific details about this year’s attractions, vendors, sponsors, entertainment, & more.


Q. What is the International Village at ClovisFest & what activities are available?

A. Our International Village is a wonderful place to learn more about the diverse cultures living throughout the Central Valley region. The International Village is located on Pollasky & 4th Avenues and provides performances all day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additionally, there are wonderful cultural booths where it’s possible to learn more about each featured group. Some booths have wonderful activities for children while others sell hand-crafted wares and delicious ethnic foods. Take time to download our Passport then turn it in at the International Village information booth for a chance to win a fantastic prize. Visitors will also be able to pick up printed Passports & Performance Schedules at the information booth.


Q. What is Made In Clovis?

A. The Made In Clovis section is for amateur entrepreneurs/creators/innovators that are ready to showcase their talents to the world. Space for each category is extremely limited it is possible that not all applicants will be accepted. Prior or current vendors at Big Hat Days or ClovisFest are not eligible to participate in the Made In Clovis section of ClovisFest. For more information or to apply visit our website Made In Clovis at ClovisFest.