Prosser Washington is a great little town that sits along the Yakima river and is nestled under the Horse Heaven Hills.
Ballooning in Prosser started in 1991 when balloon pilot Ted Wirch came to town to give his in-laws a balloon ride. During Ted's flight over Prosser he realized just what a beautiful place Prosser really is. He decided there and then that he had to tell other balloonist about the great flying there was to be had in the skies over Prosser.
At the first official Great Prosser Balloon Rally, eleven hot air balloons graced the skies over Prosser. We hope to have about twenty balloons in the air during the 2022 rally.
The Great Prosser Balloon Rally is a non-profit organization, run by a small group of dedicated volunteers, who work year round to bring this unique event to Prosser.
Hot air balloons over orchards and vineyards in Prosser Washington. Photo by Dawn Koch