By Shannon Lukens.
Balloon Rodeo is coming back to Steamboat Springs this summer. It will be called the Yampa Valley Balloon Rodeo, July 29-30.
Local realtor Karen Beauvais is spearheading the efforts.
“It’s a big deal because I was involved in putting on the very first Balloon Rodeo in Steamboat over 40 years ago. And I missed it desperately last year when they didn’t have one at all. It was like a void in Steamboat. We don’t do this for the people that visit Steamboat, necessarily. We do it for the whole community.”
Doug Lenberg will be back as the Balloonmeister. There will be 35 balloons, with many of your favorites returning. FM Light & Sons, Main Street Steamboat, and Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties are all working on the efforts to bring the event back to Steamboat.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today had the rights to the Balloon Rodeo but decided not to host the event last year. Publisher Bonnie Stewart wrote on March 17, 2022, that it was too costly to produce and they didn’t have the staff.
Karen Beauvais says they need volunteers and they need sponsors for the balloons, which gets you a balloon ride for two people. Reach out to her at KBeauvais@coldwellbanker.com Or call 970-846-8814.