Planning our 2018 schedule NOW. If you have an event you'd like us to attend, or would like to crew at an event, let us know!
Our 2017 schedule:
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