The hot air balloon rally is a good stop if you so happen to be touring wineries in the Yakima Valley AVA. The rally runs 9/28/2018 – 9/30/2018 and it’s starting point is at the Prosser Airport.
Directions are here:
Here are some balloon chasing strategies to assist if the weather is in your favor.
- Start out in the morning; bring the family.
- Grab a cup of coffee, if chasing, bring water and snacks for the drive.
- Not into getting lost in the area? Check out the wind direction or talk to one of the pilots get more information on the planned flight path. (this way you can jump ahead of the rally and wait in advance at a winery on the flight path). It’s always better to sip and swirl while they float by.
- Have you camera ready
- Bring the usual provisions-blanket and picnic supplies.