Up Up in the Air: Hot Air Ballooning Festival, New Jersey

The sky is the limit for the annual ballooning festival happening in New Jersey. Formally known as “The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning” this “38th Annual New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank” is the biggest summertime hot air balloon in North America.

Hot Air Ballooning Festival, New Jersey
Hot Air Ballooning Festival, New Jersey

Where it happens?

You can visit the festival at : Solberg Airport – Readington, NJ

What are the timings ?

Doors open at 1 PM on Friday, 6 AM on Saturday, 6 AM on Sunday.

Hot Air Ballooning Festival, New Jersey
Hot Air Ballooning Festival, New Jersey

What are the ticket prices & where to buy?

General Admission

Ticket prices: Adult: $40

Balloon Rides:

Ticket prices: Adult: $300

The tickets can be bought at: https://festival.balloonfestival.com/

What to do at the festival?

At the festival you can enjoy the food fair, attend the music concert. Visit different stalls. Enjoy free food samples. Shop crafts. And get yourself a cartoon drawn.

Hot Air Ballooning Festival, New Jersey
Hot Air Ballooning Festival, New Jersey

What to wear at the festival?

Wear anything that is comfortable and summer cool. Don’t forget the sunscreen.

What to take along at the festival?

If you go early, you will have to wait in the park and find a spot while you wait. Its better to take chairs or bedsheet to sit on the ground. Taking some snacks and water along with you is advisable.

Hot Air Ballooning Festival, New Jersey
Hot Air Ballooning Festival, New Jersey

Have a happy summer at the balloon festival with hundreds of colorful balloons around. Keep looking for different shapes and sizes of balloons.

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