Info & Location

Below is a list of individuals and their area of specialty who can assist you with more information about participating or volunteering for the balloon races.  


PILOT INFORMATION
Sherry Rand
PO Box 1952
Longview, TX 75606
FAX 903.740.4692
903.331.1439


MEDIA/PUBLICITY INFORMATION
Dru Laborde
903.220.3323


ENTERTAINMENT INFORMATION
Keith Hayes
David Carter 


VISITOR INFORMATION

Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau
PO Box 1952
Longview, TX 75606
903.753.3281


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
Deborah Parrott
Event Volunteer Chair

Gai Linn Roberts
Assistant Event Volunteer Chair 


Sherry Rand  
Crew Coordinator

Anisa Davis
Assistant Crew Coordinator

 
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Rhonda Bullard
Development Chair
903.261.6126


KIDS LAND
Vera Gray


VENDORS 
Lana Baker 
Arts/Crafts Vendor Coordinator 
903.981.0233
CLICK HERE>>Arts/Crafts Vendor Application


Jennifer Reynolds
Commercial Vendor Coordinator 
903.736.9604
CLICK HERE>>Commercial Vendor Application 
 

Gai Bennett
Food Vendor Coordinator 
903.720.5000
CLICK HERE>>Food Vendor Application

Directions to GTBR

 

Click on the map for driving directions
 

 

FROM THE WEST on Interstate 20 and/or U.S. 80:

If traveling eastbound on Interstate 20, exit at 595A to Estes Parkway

  • At Estes Parkway turn RIGHT and head SOUTH to TX Hwy 149.
  • Go SOUTH on Texas 149.
  • Turn RIGHT and head WEST on to Texas 322 at the signal light.
  • Continue 1.5 miles to FM 349. Turn LEFT and head EAST on FM 349 to the West Parking Entrance.
If traveling eastbound on U.S. 80,

 

  • Follow it into Longview where it is called Marshall Avenue.
  • Travel to High Street (CVS on one Corner and Taco Bell on another).
  • Turn RIGHT onto High Street and go South all the way to Interstate 20.
  • At Interstate 20 you are on Estes Parkway.
  • Go SOUTH on Texas 149.
  • Turn RIGHT and head WEST on to Texas 322 at the signal light.
  • Continue 1.5 miles to FM 349. Turn LEFT and head EAST on FM 349 to the West Parking Entrance.

FROM THE EAST on Interstate 20 and/or U.S. 80

If traveling westbound on Interstate 20

  • Take exit 596 at Eastman Rd / TX Hwy 149
  • Eastman Road meets Estes Parkway after passing under Interstate 20
  • Turn LEFT onto Estes Parkway and Continue travelling SOUTH on TX Hwy 149
  • Turn RIGHT and head WEST on to Texas 322 at the signal light.
  • Continue 1.5 miles to FM 349. Turn LEFT and head EAST on FM 349 to the West Parking Entrance.
If traveling westbound on U.S. 80 

 

  • Follow it into Longview where it is called Marshall Avenue.
  • Turn RIGHT at Eastman Road / Tx. Hwy 149 and travel SOUTH to and under Interstate 20
  • Eastman Road meets Estes Parkway after passing under Interstate 20
  • Turn LEFT onto Estes Parkway and Continue travelling SOUTH on TX Hwy 149
  • Turn RIGHT and head WEST on to Texas 322 at the signal light.
  • Continue 1.5 miles to FM 349. Turn LEFT and head EAST on FM 349 to the West Parking Entrance.
FROM THE NORTH, Take US 259 or TX 300 into town to U.S. 80.

If on U.S. 259 /Eastman Road

  • Travel SOUTH to Interstate 20
  • Eastman Road meets Estes Parkway after passing under Interstate 20
  • Turn LEFT onto Estes Parkway and Continue travelling SOUTH on TX Hwy 149
  • Turn RIGHT and head WEST on to Texas 322 at the signal light.
  • Continue 1.5 miles to FM 349. Turn LEFT and head EAST on FM 349 to the West Parking Entrance.

If on traveling South on TX 300 go to Hwy 80/Marshall Avenue

  • Turn LEFT onto US 80
  • Travel to High Street (CVS on one Corner and Taco Bell on another).
  • Turn RIGHT onto High Street and go South all the way to Interstate 20.
  • At Interstate 20 you are on Estes Parkway.
  • Go SOUTH on Texas 149.
  • Turn RIGHT and head WEST on to Texas 322 at the signal light.
  • Continue 1.5 miles to FM 349. Turn LEFT and head EAST on FM 349 to the West Parking Entrance.
FROM THE SOUTH take TX 149 or U.S. 259 into Longview

If traveling NORTH on TX 149

  • Turn LEFT and travel WEST on FM 349
  • Continue 1.3 miles to the East Parking Entrance on Jerry Lucy road.
  • This entrance should be used for handicapped parking!
If on traveling NORTH on U.S. 259

 

  • At Interstate 20, enter and travel EAST on Interstate 20 / US 259
  • Follow Interstate 20 to Estes Parkway
  • Exit at 595A to Estes Parkway
  • At Estes Parkway turn RIGHT and head SOUTH to TX Hwy 149.
  • Go SOUTH on Texas 149.
  • Turn RIGHT and head WEST on to Texas 322 at the signal light.
  • Continue 1.5 miles to FM 349. Turn LEFT and head EAST on FM 349 to the West Parking Entrance.