Balloon Race

This year we are running a balloon race, allowing people the chance to win some great prizes. Indeed, apart from the National first prize of £500 we are delighted that Park Farm of Kirtlington have donated prize money of £100 for first, £50 for second and £25 for third for balloons purchased through the Kirtlington Fete balloon race account and finishing in those positions. The race is virtual, which means it is eco friendly but at the same time challenging and exciting as it uses real time weather information to determine how far the balloons travel. When you buy a balloon you can choose from various settings which will have an influence on how ‘far’ your balloon will travel. When the race starts you can view the progress of your balloon from the ecoracing website.


The result of the 2021 Kirtlington Balloon Race can now be revealed.

1st Chris Blackwell – 164.024km – Upupandaway4 – wins £100
2nd Lorna Straker – 160.649km – My Balloon – wins £50
3rd Jimmy Gamage – 158.543km – Gammage 3 – wins £25

We are indebted to Park Farm Kirtlington for their very generous sponsorship of our first eco-friendly balloon race.
Many people took part and it is something that we will repeat next year….. with a race taking place later than the day after the Fete!
Incidentally if you are impressed with the length that the winning balloon travelled spare a thought for the owner of the balloon that came last as that one went only 1.0732km!

Balloon poster