Cheri White, the president of the Balloon Federation of America, is set to pilot a hot air balloon at Moo-La Fest. Photo courtesy of Stephenville Tourism and Visitors Bureau

Celebrate Texas’ rich dairy heritage and enjoy an early weekend of hot air ballooning fun at the first ever Moo-La Festival in Stephenville. From May 31-June 1, the town is bringing in 15 hot air balloons to watch or to ride, and the Balloon Federation of America’s president Cheri White will be piloting the world record-setting Touchstone Energy Balloon. The event features excellent food, including fresh dairy products found in the handcrafted cheese and wine pairing area, with cheeses from Veldhuizen Cheese Shoppe and wine from multiple local wineries. There is also a carnival, a kid’s zone, live music, and more balloon-related festivities.

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