It is important for the Jamboree to give back to our community. There is no better way for the Jamboree to do this than to offer children with special needs and their families the opportunity to enjoy the festival at no charge. On Friday, August 21st, the festival field will be closed to the public and the Jamboree will host a private event for these children. There will be food, games, a kids-zone with face painting, and a petting zoo along with the other festival attractions. Oftentimes children with special needs are denied the pleasure of taking a tether ride due to the difficulty of climbing over the balloon’s basket walls. Bluff City Balloons’ basket is equipped with a door and a chair designed specifically to meet the needs of passengers who are unable to walk or stand. An Oklahoma balloonist owns a basket that is also equipped with the special needs chair has agreed to participate in the Jamboree, thus doubling the number of children that can be accommodated. There will be additional balloons to provide rides for children with more mobility. WE ESTIMATE IT WILL COST APPROXIMATELY $125 PER FAMILY.