The "Mount Hope Balloon Glow" Saturday Night

posted Aug 6, 2018, 4:12 PM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 4:12 PM ]

Please come watch the "Mount Hope Balloon Glow".  It will be held Saturday evening, September 8th,from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.  As the sun sets, the balloons will light the night, providing a beautiful show for everyone.

A New Location!

posted Jun 24, 2018, 2:15 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jun 24, 2018, 2:50 PM ]


For Immediate Release
Krista Mellen

Phone:  785-233-6655 ext. 232                       

Annual Huff ‘n Puff to Take Place at Mount Hope Cemetery
The 43rd Annual Balloon Rally is Moving to a New Location

Topeka, Kan. (June 22, 2018) – Mount Hope Cemetery, Funeral Chapel & Reception Center, located at 4700 SW 17th Street in Topeka, is proud to be the new site for the Great Plains Balloon Club’s 43rd annual Huff ‘n Puff balloon rally.

The 2018 event will begin Friday, September 7 and run through Sunday, September 9.

The balloon rally is a family-friendly community event that is free and open to the public. All activities will take place in the 80-acre field on the north side of Mount Hope cemetery.

There will be parking on site, nearest Huntoon & Fairlawn. Great Plains Balloon Club is working with local officials to determine where entry and exit points will be located off of Fairlawn Road and/or Huntoon Street. There will be no access to the Huff ‘n Puff from the 17th Street side of the cemetery. Attendants will be stationed at the cemetery’s main entrance on 17th Street to allow individuals and families through to visit their loved ones at the cemetery.

The Great Plains Balloon Club of Topeka, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the art, science, and sport of hot air ballooning in the city of Topeka and the state of Kansas. Safety, courtesy, and fraternity are among the club's highest goals. For more information about Huff ‘n Puff, go to

Mount Hope Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Reception Center is owned and operated by Ren and Theresa Newcomer, who are committed to the well-being of our community by providing compassionate cemetery and funeral care at a price everyone can afford. For more information about Mount Hope, go to



Watching the Weather

posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:29 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jun 24, 2018, 2:24 PM ]

***NOTE: Many times the weather looks fine standing on the ground, but a few feet up the winds can be causing havoc. The wind speed is the crucial factor; flights may be postponed or canceled on the field. This is frustrating for both the public and the pilots, but safety is always our priority. When waiting to see if there will be a flight, please visit with the vendors, and talk with the hot air balloon teams.

Social Media

posted Mar 7, 2017, 6:05 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jun 24, 2018, 2:24 PM ]

Be sure to follow Huff 'n Puff on the social media sites Facebook and Twitter.

Please "Like" our Huff 'n Puff page on Facebook for more information:

For live updates during the balloon rally, "Follow" us on Twitter at:

Business Opportunity

posted Mar 7, 2017, 6:04 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jun 24, 2018, 2:18 PM ]

We are accepting applications for sponsors and vendors/exhibitors for 2018.  
If your company is interested in participating in this great event, please contact us at the email addressed below.

For sponsor information:
For Vendors/Exhibitors:

Balloon Discovery

posted Mar 7, 2017, 6:01 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jul 24, 2018, 7:40 PM ]

Saturday, September 8, 2018


Viewing hot air balloons in the sky intrigues all ages but this "Balloon Discovery" session will allow your fourth-grade through eighth-grade pilot wannabe to experience ballooning firsthand. Each participant will learn various aspects of controlling a hot air balloon. The registration includes a t-shirt balloon supplies and even allows your new balloonist the opportunity to be on a crew either Saturday evening. Payment must accompany registration. Class size is limited, and filling fast. Deadline to register is September 5th.

Date: September 8, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Mount Hope Cemetery
Address: SW Huntoon and Fairlawn, Topeka, KS
Cost: $15 / child

Pre-registration information available at:

Crew Training

posted Jul 11, 2014, 5:57 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jul 12, 2018, 9:05 PM ]

2018 Huff 'n Puff Crew Training

When: Saturday, August 25th.
(Rain Date: Sunday August 26th) 

Where: Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka KS

Time: 6:00 PM

    If you know anyone wanting to crew... 
send them out... 
                    spread the word!!  

Email our Crew Coordinator with any questions or sign up today at

Hot Air Balloon Crew at work

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