Taste and Glow Balloon Festival returns for 2022 | WSAU News/Talk 550AM 99.9FM

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) – Organizers are bringing the Taste and Glow Balloon Festival back outside of Wausau for a second year, with a diverse lineup of events and food offerings for everyone.

Nancy Woller says they brought in more food vendors after one of the biggest complaints last year was the long lines in the food court.

“If you like chicken wings, you can have them. If you like a turkey leg, you can get a turkey leg. Or a cheese curd, a brat, a burger, whatever,” Woller said. “We want to be diverse.

She adds that many vendors are also local to central Wisconsin.

Dozens of balloons will also be in town for the event, including two that resemble popular Star Wars characters Darth Vader and Yoda. Woeller says they’ve also reserved a special balloon that inflates on the side, allowing attendees to step on it to get a feel for the size of the balloons.

Live music, lumberjack games and log rolling competitions round out the event’s programming.

Admission for this year’s event is $1 per person or a donation to local pantries. Shuttle buses will run to the festival site in Stettin from Weston Village Hall, John Muir Middle School in Wausau and Granite Peak Ski Resort in Rib Mountain. For more information on weekend timetables and shuttle timetables, click here. She also encourages attendees to visit the event page on Facebook or the Wausau Convention and Visitors Bureau website, as last year’s web traffic to the event site made it plant.