Every October, Poteau is filled with excitement and bright colors at the annual Poteau Balloon Festival. Like no other festival in Choctaw Country, you won’t want to miss it! Come early or late and see the majestic ballloons light up the sky. Be adventurous and get in line for tethered balloon rides or get ready to take off in a helicopter. Enjoy all of these activities and a mud pit race, carriage rides, arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, kids shows, and so much more!