Great Midwest Balloon Fest

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Kid's Halloween Costume Contest

  • The Great Midwest Balloon Fest Halloween Costume Contest is free and open to any child between the ages of three and twelve.
  • Contests will be held Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24.
  • Semi-finals will be Friday 4:30-5:30 p.m. (check-in 4:00-4:30) and Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.(check in 3:00-3:30) All contestants must check at the Performing Arts tent in the KIDZ ZONE.
  • Two age groups will be judged: 3-5 and 6-12. Each group will be 15-20 kids and every child will receive a group number and individual number
  • There will be one finalist from each of the groups.
  • Each child in a group will remain until finalist from their group is announced.
  • All finalists must return to PERFORMING ARTS TENT no later than 5:30 on Friday and 4:45 on Saturday. Finalists will then be escorted to the Balloon Stage for judging.
  • The Finals will be held at 5:45 p.m. on Friday and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Three judges will determine the grand prize winner from each age category. Prizes will be presented each night to one child from each age category.

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