Balloon events we plan to attend in 2017:

July 7-9, 2017   Goshen, Conn. New England Balloon Festival

A new event featuring 20 balloons with five scheduled flights and two glows. Put on by the North East Food Truck Festivals of New England.

July 13-16, 2017   New Castle, Pa. Western Pennsylvania Balloon Quest

A new event for us, although it has been popular with balloonists and spectators for years. Located near Youngstown, Ohio, this fun event features a balloon glow Thursday night and raises funds for the Union Township Volunteer Fire Department.  http://wpaballoonquest.webs.com/

July 22, 2017   Wellsville, N.Y.   The Great Wellsville Balloon Rally

Going on 40 years, this annual event is held on the banks of the Genesee River in Allegany County, near the Pennsylvania border. There's a sidewalk sale on Main Street Saturday and it's definitely "balloon town" every year during the rally. Perhaps we'll even get to do a splash-and-dash in the Genesee. wellsvilleballoonrally.com

Aug. 4-6, 2017   Binghamton, N.Y. Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally

One of the longest-running balloon events in the Northeast, and one we've enjoyed flying at for years. Balloons ascend from Otsiningo Park, where it's usually packed with people and craft, entertainment and food booths. And if you don't know what a spiedie is, that's fine. There will be more for us. www.spiediefest.com

Sept. 1-4, 2017   Dansville, N.Y.  New York State Festival of Balloons

This will be the 36th year balloons have flown in Dansville for Labor Day weekend, and I'm proud to say I've flown in each festival! Dozens of balloons decorate the scenic Genesee River Valley during six scheduled flights. Also a large array of arts and crafts, so get there early in the afternoons.  www.NYSFOB.com

Sept. 22-24, 2017   Glens Falls, N.Y. Adirondack Balloon Festival

The largest event we fly in with around 100 balloons, this year marks 45 years balloons have flown in this scenic setting at the Warren County Airport. And there's never an admission charge to the public! This is also an event that often draws more spectators in the mornings than in the evenings, but either way, tens of thousands will be joining us. Contact us early if you'd like a reservation for a ride. Some of our friends count on a ride each year!  AdirondackBalloonFest.org