TICKETS & PACKAGES

The Best of Texas Hot Air Balloon Festival

General Admission to The Best of Texas Food, Wine & Hot Air Balloon Festival is free! That said, all cars are required to pay $20 for parking. Daily parking passes can be purchased online at a discount.

● Parking: $20 per car (day of)

● Parking: $15 per car (online)

● VIP Pass: $150 Includes: VIP Tented Area for Polo & Balloon Watching, 3 Drinks on Friday AND Saturday, PLUS Friday night VIP Dinner with the Pilots on the Polo Field

Victory Cup
Black Stone Texas
Keg1 LLC

The Southern Boozers
Woven
Athlete Guild

Burbank House
County Line Polo Club
Texas Tech University

Scally Wompus
Barefoot Campus Outfitter
Bier Run Texas

Class A Rentals
Rickshaw
Headwaters 4 Heroes

Gladheart Manor
Sourced Craft Cocktails
Edward Jones

Sage & Cedar
RE/MAX Town & Country
Pedal Tour Texas

World Food Championship

FRIDAY EVENING: Gatsby Themed
‘Battle of the Chefs & Bartenders’
Competition Opening
Night Tasting Event:

$130
PP Online
$130 PP day of

$240
per couple online
$240 per couple day of

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● The Best of Texas “Battle of the Chefs” VIP Tasting Event! Discerning diners will enjoy a themed Great Gatsby Bash in Fredericksburg, Texas on the grounds of the historic Pioneer Museum!

● Alongside discerning Food Critics, VIP Tasting guests will pick their favorite tasting station and vote for ‘The Best Chef & Bartender in Texas!’

● As many as 10 select Chefs and 6 hand picked Bartenders will each take part in a friendly competition at the Pioneer Museum.

● Featuring a live jazz band, guests will dance the night away to vintage hot jazz, Gypsy Swing, and prohibition-era entertainment.

● Held Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6pm until 10pm, a purchase of this pass also comes with a Food & Booze Day Pass on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

  • Per Person: Ticket prices will increase as follows:
  • January 1: $75
  • February 1: $85
  • March 1: $95
  • March 25: $115
  • Day of: $130
  • Per Couple: Ticket prices will increase as follows:
  • January 1: $125
  • February 1: $145
  • March 1: $175
  • March 25: $200
  • Day of: $240

SATURDAY:
General Admission Day Pass
(Tastings NOT Included),
The Best of Texas Tasting Festival:

$20
day of

$15
Online

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● This General Admission Pass includes fun for everyone including access to the grounds, live music, art galleries, cooking competitions, exotic game chef matchups, cooking bootcamps and classes, lessons in sustainable agriculture and so much more!

● This pass does not include food and alcohol sampling tickets, which can be purchased, day of.

● This event runs from 11AM – 5PM, Saturday April 1st, on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum in downtown, historic Fredericksburg!

SATURDAY:
Food & Booze Day Pass
(Tastings Included),
The Best of Texas Tasting Festival:

$25
day of

$20
Online

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● This pass includes six sampling tickets, which can be used to purchase food and alcohol samplings. (Additional sampling tickets will be for sale, day of)

● This “Food & Booze” pass includes fun for everyone including access to the grounds, live music, art galleries, cooking competitions, exotic game chef matchups, cooking bootcamps and classes, lessons in sustainable agriculture, food and alcohol tastings and so much more!

● This event runs from 11AM – 5PM, Saturday April 1st, on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum in downtown, historic Fredericksburg!

SUNDAY:
Victory Cup “Blue Bonnet”
Polo Match
General Admission Pass:

$40
Online

$40
day of

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● This networking and social destination draws hundreds from Texas and beyond. With this General Admission Pass, you will get in on the Polo festivities! Arrive at 1:00 pm day-of for our kid and pet friendly event.

● You will enjoy an intense polo rivalry between Texas Tech and Alumni, and then some good ol’ fashion Cowboy Polo! This is not just about the horses; you will enjoy some high fashion and luxury automobiles, as well. Bring along a chair, shade umbrella and blanket, and purchase food and beverages in the Hospitality Tent Area.

● This year GA will be given access to the Hospitality Tent on the field by 1:00 pm!

● Food, drinks and alcoholic beverages will be available for sale all day.

● This pass does not include the VIP Golden Mallet ticket, Farm to Table Dinner or parking, which is $20 per car.

  • Ticket prices will increase as follows:
  • January 1: $20
  • February 1: $30
  • March 1: $35
  • March 25: $40
  • Day of: $40

SUNDAY:
Victory Cup “Blue Bonnet”
Polo Match
VIP Golden Mallet Tent:

$100
Online

$100
day of

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● Join the VIP party in the Golden Mallet Tent (the elite section of The Victory Cup), while also getting access to General Admission and all other areas. Get ready for an unforgettable afternoon. This is the VIP Pass to enjoy the best part of the event the Fully Sponsored Golden Mallet VIP Tent!

● You will enjoy an intense polo rivalry between Texas Tech and Alumni and then some good ol’ fashion Cowboy Polo! This is not just about the horses, you will enjoy some high fashion and luxury automobiles, as well.

● With this pass, you will get the best view at the event, with food and alcohol tastings from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, and be invited to a Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar starting at 11:00 am for VIPs only. The extensive list of restaurants that will be joining us to offer free tastings to our VIP guests keeps growing! All VIP’s will have access to free tastings from these awesome tasting partners from 11AM – 1PM (show up early!).

● This pass does not include the Farm to Table Dinner or parking, which is $20 per car.

  • Ticket prices will increase as follows:
  • January 1: $50
  • February 1: $75
  • March 1: $85
  • March 25: $95
  • Day of: $100

SUNDAY EVENING:
Victory Cup Farm to Table Dinner
(Includes VIP Golden Mallet &
General Admission Access)
on the Polo Field:

$150
PP Online
$175 PP day of

$225
per couple
$250 per couple day of

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● You will enjoy an intense polo rivalry between Texas Tech and Alumni and then some good ol’ fashion Cowboy Polo! Not just about the horses, you will enjoy some fashion and luxury automobiles as well. Then get ready to dine with the players!

● During this dinner, literally on the polo field, Sunday, April 2nd, 6 pm – 8 pm, we will be tapping into the local resources of farms and ranches throughout the Texas Hill Country. Get ready for an unforgettable evening of awesome food, great drinks and an exclusive farm to table dinner with the polo players themselves.

● Local Chefs will prepare a family style four course farm to table dinner, featuring live music, complimentary wine and beer pairings. Menu will reflect the produce and proteins available week of (watch our social media for updates).

● This pass does not include parking, which is $20 per car.

  • Per Person: Ticket prices will increase as follows:
  • January 1: $120
  • February 1: $130
  • March 1: $140
  • March 25: $150
  • Day of: $175
  • Per Couple: Ticket prices will increase as follows:
  • January 1: $175
  • February 1: $185
  • March 1: $200
  • March 25: $225
  • Day of: $250

ALL INCLUSIVE:
The Best Of Texas
Weekend VIP Pass

$275
Online

$275
Day of

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● This purchase will get you full access all weekend. Pass includes the Friday VIP ‘Battle of the Chef’s Dinner (1), the ‘Food & Booze’ Tasting Pass (1) with tastings included, and on Sunday the VIP Victory Cup Polo Match with Golden Mallet access (1) and the Farm to Table Dinner on the field (1).

  • Per Person: Ticket prices will increase as follows:
  • January 1: $175
  • February 1: $210
  • March 1: $230
  • March 25: $250
  • Day of: $275

5K Bier Run

$50
Race Day

$50
Online

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● Runners of all ages and abilities will take part in The Best of the Texas Hill Country Bier Run starting at 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 1, 2017 ending at the Pioneer Museum on Main Street in the VIP runner’s tent.

● Participating runners will start the day with a breakfast of champions, German Sausage and Beer.

● Race fee includes: Official Texas Hill Country Bier Run Tee-Shirt, Complimentary beer upon completion (21+), Saturday GA Ticket to The Best of the Texas Tasting Festival & Sunday GA ticket to the Victory Cup Polo Match.

  • Entry Fee:
  • $40 – Until March 17
  • $45 – March 18 – March 31
  • $50 – Race Day