Balloon Fest Video

Saturday, May 11, 2013

34th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival

Mark Your Calendars for June 14-16!
Check out this great video and article on the WPTZ Channel 5 website!
Sorry, no dogs or bicycles allowed on festival grounds.
The longest continuously running Hot Air Balloon Festival in New England is returning to its traditional location on the Quechee Village Green this year. The festival has been chosen by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 20 events of summer. It features over 20 hot air balloons, with flights scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14th; 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th (always weather and wind permitting). Balloon rides are now available to purchase on our website prior to the event. Don't miss this exciting event featuring continuous music and entertainment for all ages, and over 60 craft artisans and commercial vendors. Children’s activities include train rides, a bounce house and more. And of course there will be festival food, a beer and wine garden, and more surprises!

Balloon Flights
6:00 p.m. Friday evening and 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Click here to purchase balloon ride tickets.
There are five flights over the weekend--wind and weather permitting--during which over twenty colorful balloons ascend over the Quechee valley and beyond. What a sight!
Tethered balloon rides are available during the day (again - weather permitting!) $20 per person.

Enjoy the Balloon Glow on Friday evening, continuous bands, comedy acts, and dance routines all weekend. Children will love the "Kid's Zone" (hosted by The Upper Valley Haven) with 3 inflatables: obstacle course, kiddie grand prix crawl,and a balloon moon bounce.

Last year spectators enjoyed the amazing New England Disc Dogs & the Jumptown Parachute Demonstration Team.

CLICK HERE to sample the "Schedule of Events" from the 2012 schedule. Look for the 2013 schedule soon!
Food Court & Vendors
Northeast Concessionaires returns again this year with their fabulous Food Court. The Food Court offers great food for everyone including those blooming onions & healthy wraps!

There are over 60 outstanding craft artisans from pottery to potpourri. Commercial vendors, area businesses and non-profit organizations offer information and bargains galore!

Interested in being a Festival vendor this year? Click HERE

Admission Tickets for the festival grounds are good for the entire weekend. The cost is: Adults $15, Children(6 - 12) $5, and Children 5 and under are FREE!!
ATM on site!

Once in, there is a reasonable charge for the day at the Kid's Zone & small charge for the Rambling Railroad. All other entertainment, except balloon rides, is included in the admission fee.

On Sunday, Dads accompanied by a child pay $10. Happy Father's Day!

Sorry - No Dogs or Bicycles Allowed on Festival Grounds, service dogs only.