Liberty Hill International Sculpture & Hot Air
Balloon Festival

October 19, 2019

7am - 1pm | 7pm - 10pm

Lions Foundation Park, Loop 332



Liberty Hill International Sculpture Park

A Liberty Hill local artist, Mel Fowler, a painter and sculptor returned from a European International Sculpture Symposium in 1975. Inspired, he endeavored to organize the first symposium of its kind in the southwest. Fowler considered Austin, Texas, but another local of Liberty Hill, James Vaughan, convinced him to hold the symposium in Liberty Hill. The International Sculpture Symposium took place in the fall of 1976 in celebration of the United States Bicentennial. The small town hosted 25 sculptors from six countries.

Many of the artists resided with local families who provided room and board for the two months that the artists created. Local organizations provided meals and local businesses supplied the materials for the sculptures. Concrete, steel, native granite and native limestone where the primary mediums used. Without state or federal funds, the Liberty Hill community welcomed people of different cultures and countries into their homes and hearts. At a time when people felt separate, the community became part of something lasting.

These time-worn monuments to an artistic endeavor stand today in Liberty Hill, Texas.


Featured Sculptors


Liberty Hill International Sculpture & Hot Air Balloon Festival



October 19, 2019

Morning Festival
Balloon Ride Raffle
Balloon 5K Fun Run
Balloon Glow
& Street Dance



Lions Foundation Park

355 Loop 332
Liberty Hill, TX 78642



Morning Festival – Parking at LHIS

Evening Festival – Free Parking & Shuttles at LHJH, BBES and LHES​



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Balloon Glow & Street Dance


per person

Fun Run


per person

Raffle Tickets


per person

Vendors Info

Registration is now open

Seeking Food Trucks for morning festival and evening festival. $50 Registration Fee.
Seeking unique Artisan Vendors. $50 Registration Fee. Vendors will set up from 7am – 1pm, with the option to return for the evening festival from 7pm – 10pm for no additional charge. Space is 10’ x 10’. Tent, table and electricity not provided.
Please register to become a Food or Artisan vendor.


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Liberty Hill International Sculpture Park

40th Anniversary Celebration
In a joint effort the Foundation Board, LHISD, and the City of Liberty Hill are proud to announce the anniversary and celebration of the original Symposium. Since it has been 40 years we are inviting…
James Vaughan
Town builders James Vaughan has delivered mail in Liberty Hill for about 14 years. And he has seen a lot of changes in that time.  Of the recent gross he says, “I’m tickled to…

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