Rio Grande Valley Polo Match & Hot Air Balloon Festival
Balloons. Polo. Fashion. Food. This event isn’t just a polo match and hot air balloon festival, it’s a networking and social destination drawing thousands. With events throughout the United States, The Victory Cup has become known as “America’s Polo Match!” Come on out and enjoy a gorgeous day of green grass, majestic horses, heart pounding polo, dozens of food and alcohol partners, and beautiful hot air balloons!
The Victory Cup has grown to be one of the largest equestrian events in the United States, and is definitely the most fun. Kid and pet friendly, bring the entire family and come enjoy the Victory Cup Polo Match & Hot Air Balloon Festival!
For all pass holders, don’t forget to join us on both Friday and Saturday for Hot Air Balloon activations and tethered rides. Saturday starts at 7AM with a scheduled hot air balloon inflation and tethered rides! After the Hot Air Balloon glow, the food, wine and polo portion of the schedule kicks off around 11AM for Golden Mallet and Founder’s Lounge Passholders. The VIP portion of the event includes live music, a Hospitality Alcohol Tasting Tent, a Battle of the Chefs Tasting Competition, Rivalry Polo Matches and a Kids Play Area. Founder’s Lounge Passholders will also be able to enjoy a casual fieldside dinner with the polo players.
Both VIP and General Admission Passes include the Hot Air Balloon portion of the event starting on Friday at 4pm until 8pm and then Saturday at 7 AM until about 10am and then again around 4 PM and lasting until 8PM on Saturday (all weather permitting). Watch social media for updates. If the weather cooperates, tethered rides will be available first come, first serve (purchase in advance online).